Celeste Owens

Celeste Owens

A motivational speaker and licensed psychologist with a PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Archive: Celeste Owens

Oprah isn't perfect??

To suggest that Oprah is a fraud because she has given millions to charity but is mean (if that is the truth) is illogical.

By Celeste Owens | April 22, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (3)

Move on

Victims wallow in their mistakes and wear their shame for all to see. Survivors, on the other hand, move past the devastation.

By Celeste Owens | March 11, 2010; 03:50 PM ET | Comments (2)

Staying relevant

Staying revved up and relevant requires hard work and a willingness to change without losing that which makes one unique and appealing in the first place.

By Celeste Owens | February 11, 2010; 11:46 PM ET | Comments (1)

Instant coffee? Sure. Instant Success? No.

Your dreams will happen but in their own season -- and not instantly.

By Celeste Owens | January 25, 2010; 10:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

1 loss, many wins

Those who succeed understand that there is much to be learned from events that do not go as planned and the ability to put things in perspective is crucial.

By Celeste Owens | January 14, 2010; 10:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Change takes time

Understand that change takes time and one or two "backslides" doesn't mean it won't happen. It simply indicates that you need to regroup.

By Celeste Owens | December 31, 2009; 01:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Something magical

During this season, children learn that faith, patience, and good deeds eventually lead to success.

By Celeste Owens | December 21, 2009; 12:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Open and closed doors

Success is intentional, and a dream is accomplished through persistence and painful effort.

By Celeste Owens | December 11, 2009; 01:48 PM ET | Comments (2)

People will talk

Being a public figure has its advantages and disadvantages -- one cannot divorce the two.

By Celeste Owens | December 7, 2009; 02:43 PM ET | Comments (1)

A lacking legacy

It appears that success at any cost is the motto; a legacy we should not want to leave for the next generation.

By Celeste Owens | December 3, 2009; 01:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

The right timing

Oprah's true secret weapon is the ability to be in tune with that part of her that knows best.

By Celeste Owens | November 30, 2009; 06:13 PM ET | Comments (1)

The willing heart

Money increases an individual's access to resources; however, those with a passion for helping start the practice of giving prior to acquiring money.

By Celeste Owens | November 23, 2009; 01:59 AM ET | Comments (1)

Learning about resilience

As a school-based therapist, I eventually learned that my job was not to fix these children, but to partner with them for a finite space in time.

By Celeste Owens | November 19, 2009; 09:48 AM ET | Comments (3)

Tact and tactics

Even as one champions a cause, tact should be the rule rather than the exception.

By Celeste Owens | November 16, 2009; 12:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Born with it

Success is probable if you pursue endeavors that coincide with your natural skills and abilities.

By Celeste Owens | November 12, 2009; 08:05 AM ET | Comments (2)

Competition starts early

The opportunities for siblings to affect one another in both positive and negative ways are great. Healthy competition between siblings can be harmless and a source of motivation.

By Celeste Owens | November 9, 2009; 01:55 PM ET | Comments (2)

Drawn to each other

Organizations such as the New York Yankees with reputations for success are looking for the brightest and best. It's not by happenstance that one ends up with such an organization.

By Celeste Owens | November 5, 2009; 11:20 AM ET | Comments (2)

Success on your own terms

Before they even understand why, children learn early to respond with socially acceptable answers to the question of: What do you want to be when you grow up?"

By Celeste Owens | November 2, 2009; 01:50 PM ET | Comments (4)

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