It's hard to see the sun when your eyes are closed tight and you are braced for impact. Hold on. Take a deep breath. Keep your eyes on the horizon. Better things are coming.
I just finished reading a book by Gay Hendricks called The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level. I read a lot of self-help, how to unlock hidden potential books for several reasons. One of my purposes in life is to help others (namely school and college-aged) discover their potential.... Continue Reading →
This has not been a good two weeks. There have been more losses than wins, more yelling than kind words, and more aggravations than laughs. These moments require a little extra encouragement to push you through the day. At the height of my frustration, when I was just about to start feeling sorry for myself,... Continue Reading →
Photo by Meleny Thomas, Meleny Inspires Consulting LLC Sometimes, the methods used to survive difficult situations hinder the ability to elevate and move forward on a new path.A heart of stone may have gotten you through a loveless childhood with your sanity intact, but that lack of vulnerability is keeping you from finding and keeping... Continue Reading →
My one and only goal for the year.
Photo by Ylanite Koppens The holidays can be hard on everyone. This joyous time of year can also cause loneliness, anxiety, grief, and melancholy. It can force you to miss the ones you've lost, regret past decisions, and long for a fresh start. I want to remind you to look at the whole picture of... Continue Reading →
The brain can do funny things. It has the ability to live in two realities simultaneously-- the reality in which one constantly envisions and plans for a better life and self-actualization, and the reality in which one is afraid of what success and actualization means. You are stronger than the other half. Stronger than the... Continue Reading →
I'd rather stand tall, than live on my knees 'Cause I am a conqueror, and I won't accept defeat Empire Cast ft. Estelle "Conqueror" Music has always moved me. While writing has always been a source of comfort and self-expression, music has been my source of strength. That is why for as long as I can... Continue Reading →
"What if I fall?" "Oh, my darling, what if you fly?" Erin Hanson "What if?" It is a powerful question. "What if" can be a rocket that propels us forward, allowing us to transcend our former, less than ordinary selves; pushing us to be more than we are, more than we thought possible. A good... Continue Reading →
As someone who had once stopped dreaming, stopping thinking of the bigger picture, I felt is was important to leave a thought nugget or two about dreams; having them, following them, holding on to them. Remember, the dream is both the first step and the fuel. The rest is hard work, tenacity, and faith in yourself.... Continue Reading →
I read Lisa Scottoline's book, Killer Smile, and I really liked it, but what spoke to me was what the older lady being interviewed said to Mary, the main character. "If you can't be brave, be determined, and you'll end up in the same place." To me that quote was exactly what I needed to... Continue Reading →