5 Ways to Bask in Gratitude

What are you grateful for? There have been many studies on the positive effects of gratitude including its effect on happiness, sleep, and quality of life.  When things become hard or frustrating it’s easy to forget to be grateful for the things and people in our lives. It’s important we develop ways in which to […]

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The Obstacle is the Way

(Sometimes a book will come along that changes the way you see things. The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph by Ryan Holiday is one of those books. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend you do.) We color our world with the thoughts, beliefs, and stories we tell ourselves. […]

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What’s Your Why

What does it take to leap; to jump into the unknown? A simple decision. Decisions, however, can be difficult. So the question becomes why? Why do you want to lose the weight? Why do you want to make more money? Why are you studying for that next test? What is the result you are seeking? […]

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The Failure to Try: Living With the Fixed Mindset

Yeah, sure, I may feel confident doing what comes easy to me, but what happens when I want to do something that I have to work at? Or I need to grow in an area of a “natural” skill but doing so could lead me to failure?

With a fixed mindset, we don’t want anyone to see us fail. We may quit too early because, since it’s not coming easily to us, well, I guess it’s not “our thing” even though something in us beckoned us to try it.

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You Are More

The band Tenth Avenue North has a song called “You Are More.” They are a Christian band so I guess you could say it is a Christian song but I think the message is universal. You are more than your failures. You are more than your past. You are more than your mistakes. It can be […]

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Writing is Hard: Pushing Yourself to Grow

Writing is easy. Great writing is hard. I stare at the blank page and flashing cursor wondering how to say what I need to say while keeping the reader engaged. I don’t think that I’m a great writer but I keep coming back to the blank page because I want to keep growing and developing my […]

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Thoughts While Looking at Airplanes

Airplanes. They are constantly coming and going. I know this because, until recently, I lived near the Orlando International Airport. I can’t tell you how many planes fly into and out of Orlando on a daily basis (sitting here, at least 4 planes have gone by and it’s been less than 10 minutes). Recently I […]

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Endings are Also New Starts

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss Have you ever had something come to an end? Have you ever had something come to an end that you wish could go on forever? Change happens, sometimes when we least expect it. It can seem like the end of the world but […]

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10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Someone Tells You You’re Being Too Emotional

I was Jedi mind tricked into thinking I was too emotional. Not only that, but I’ve also been told I’m too quiet as well as too loud. It seems I’m always too much of something, never enough of anything. Can you relate? Frankly, it’s friggin exhausting trying to live up to everyone else’s expectations for […]

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Balancing Self-care with Responsibility

I think I’ve taken on too much. Adult me wants to throw a tantrum. I want to just sit in my bed and do mindless things like catch up on Elementary*. Or maybe even read a non-fiction book. Sometimes I get this way when there are so many things going on in my life at […]

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