Chat with me: blogging & life

hi there! 👋 I’ve been meaning to ask you: what would you like to see more of on this blog? What posts do you most like to read here at The Hummingbird’s Journal blog? What topics would you like me to write more about–whether I’ve covered them before or not? Going forward, I want to […]

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15 ways to refresh your mind, body, & soul

Every now and then, you get signs to refresh your inner & outer sparkle ✨ . You feel like you need a break, a self-care day. You feel drained or in need of some alone time. If you’re currently in need of refreshing your mind, body, & soul, here are 15 ideas to help you […]

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How to find abundance

If you want to live a life of abundance–whether you want happiness or prosperity in your life–I’m here to tell you that you already have these things. You just want more of them. It’s easy to forget how much you’re already blessed with. I’m soo guilty of this. So, how exactly do you find abundance? […]

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What’s your word for 2020?

2020?! Yes, 2020 Last year, I shared on here that I picked up the practice of choosing a word as a theme for the upcoming year. Last year, I chose “abundance”. I don’t remember exactly where I first heard of this practice, but I decided I’d use it, too, as a way to keep myself […]

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Stop causing your own stress. Seriously. Stop.

Self-caused stress is the leading cause of tense shoulders and trouble falling asleep. This is true for me. Are you causing your own stress, too? I had a major realization the week before I visited my family in Oklahoma this last week of November. If I was stressed before I left for a week of […]

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Goodbye, November

Dear, November, you brought with you yellow-orange-brown-gold-red crisp leaves and cold weather. Time continues on without my permission. The trees that once bloomed with white flowers are bare now. With you, you also brought life lessons. Be more flexible!, everything seemed to shout at me. Shift your mindset so that you’re not repeating the same […]

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On Showering the World with Kindness

Being kind is something that we’re taught early on. We’re taught how to share our things. We’re taught how to put ourselves in other people’s shoes so that we can better understand them. But it’s often easy to forget to nurture kindness in ourself and in our interactions with others. Being kind takes practice and […]

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On Finding Hope

Watching the sunrise means that it’s a new day. You have a new start. The day holds a mystery because you don’t know how everything is going to turn out. A sunrise holds so much hope. Good things are going to happen. And when things don’t turn out as you wanted them to turn out, […]

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Your Precious Life

“Tell me, what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?,” Mary Oliver wrote. She did not offer a suggestion of the perfect life plan. What you do with your life is up to you. However different our answers are to that question, Oliver knew that our days on earth […]

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Self-care isn’t only for weekends

Self-care means listening to your body’s needs, tending to what needs attention in yourself. Self-care isn’t only for weekends. Care for your needs every day. You know what works best for you because you know your strengths and weaknesses, your personality, your schedule. When you want connection or need help, find the right person to […]

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Gratitude Practice 101

A gratitude practice starts with taking time out of your day to think, talk, or write about what you are grateful for. If writing is one of your favorite modes of expression, having a gratitude journal is a simple way to commit to a gratitude practice. When the act of feeling grateful turns into a […]

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