12 Ways to Show Love

When we see the world through eyes of distrust, it can be hard to find a reflection of love from the world. Sometimes we wait for others to open up first. We wait for them to show us that they love us. Then we decide how much we will love them back. I have learned […]

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How Flexibility in Life Helps You Get Things Done

There are weeks when things go smoothly. Then there are weeks that feel chaotic. The latter applied to my life this week. Because of weather-related issues, some days of my week were affected. Those type of days called for flexibility when things do not go as planned. Within this chaos, I found myself completing the […]

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3 Tips for Writing as a Way of Life

Originally posted on The Hummingbird's Journal:
? ? I decided to become consistent on this blog as a way of taking my writing seriously. Even though writing has never been my life’s main priority, my life always leads back to writing. I can stop writing for days or weeks, but sooner or later my…

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How Many Times Do We Have to Hear It?

How many times to do we have to hear advice until we follow it? Are you guilty of knowing what is good for you but not doing it? Or knowing the right thing to do and not acting on it? Over the past couple of years, I’ve read a variety of texts ranging from short […]

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An Unexpected, Meaningful, and Unforgettable Ending

When I found out that one of my students was no longer on my attendance roster, I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe it because school is over next week. This student taught me something about endings: endings can become unexpected at any moment. I was not prepared to see him go because I thought […]

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How to Take Your Gratitude Practice Up a Notch

Sometimes we forget that we are not the only ones working hard to make the day go smooth. Whether it’s in our jobs or in our families or in our communities. Just like we put a lot of effort and dedication into our jobs and roles, so do our coworkers and our managers at work, […]

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3 Things You Can Learn from Having a Bad Day

Bad days usually start in the morning. You wake up late. Everything seems to be going wrong. You forget something important like a lunch bag. Everything seems reflect your conclusion that yes today is a bad day indeed. Our bad days have gems if we’re willing to find them, and sometimes a bad day is […]

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Finding Humor When the Struggle is Real

There’s something about reading letters, diaries, and memoirs that always makes me feel at home. I feel so at home in them because like Mel Robbins says: we all live in the same place, the mind. Reading about other people’s struggles, their hopes, their fears, and their achievements gives me hope, inspiration, and motivation to […]

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Balance, Passion, & Strength

Tip for feeling strength: I’ve been finding strength by embracing my achiever side. My achiever side is ready to tackle everything on the to-do list, and the to-do list feels endless. Asking myself what needs to get done today and setting realistic, not overwhelming expectations, is helping me find strength and balance.

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The Quotes We Never See

Have you ever waited for a sign to help you make a decision? To help you decide on whether or not to take a risk? Have you gotten all of the signs you were looking for, but, even then, still didn’t feel like it was the right time to take the risk? Well, a couple […]

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