Finding humor when the struggle is real

“We all live in the same place, the mind,” says Mel Robbins. This is the reason why I feel so at home when I read letters, diaries, and memoirs. Reading about other people’s struggles, their hopes, their fears, and their achievements gives me hope, inspiration, and motivation to overcome my problems. Their experiences empower me. […]

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How to keep yourself motivated & optimistic

Keeping yourself motivated and optimistic throughout the week starts with balance. Balance starts with making time to reset, rest, & refresh. You’re at your most motivated, most optimistic, most open, and most yourself when you give yourself time to reenergize. When you don’t find time to pause, you become overly stressed, tired, and resentful. It’s […]

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41 things to be grateful for

When I lived in Oklahoma, Spring meant tornado season, thunderstorms, and the possibility of the electricity going out. Only then did I notice my dependence on light bulbs, the internet, and kitchen appliances. If you are looking for things to be grateful for today or a reminder of the abundance in your life, I’ve written […]

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The end of 2019. On my terms. 3rd edition.

Originally posted on One day at a time…:
First things first: HAPPY NEW YEAR MY BLOGGING BUDDIES! May 2020 be filled with more joy than sorrow,  more laughter than tears, more accomplishments than failures. May your writing flourish and remain evergreen. If you know me, you know that I like doing things differently. This is…

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This is how the story ends

The story ends with you loving your life–if not completely, a little bit more. The story begins with a moment of desperation, of sadness, of shame, of madness, of loneliness. The magic happens the moment you’re willing to heal from suffering. The magic happens the moment you face the truth with humility. That moment is […]

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3 wonderful benefits of gratitude

“This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before,” said Maya Angelou. Finding wonder in a day of routine starts with gratitude. Feeling grateful helps you experience a life of abundance and hope. Gratitude helps you accept the lesson in the struggle. 1. A life of abundance Feeling grateful helps you see the […]

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Your power, your growth, your choice

On one of the lowest days of my life, when I was surrounded by used tissues and all of the reasons for why my life didn’t have a purpose, I experienced something that has stopped me from falling that low again. I realized that I was the one chaining myself to those days of hopelessness. […]

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How to shine on

How do you keep yourself sparkly motivated and inspired when you feel ready to give up? If you want to shine on–to keep the sparkle in your eyes–accept that hardships are a normal part of life. As you face your hardships, stay true to yourself by choosing a path that fulfills you. And as you […]

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How to welcome the unimaginable

“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable,” says Mary Oliver. What does the unimaginable mean to you? Does the unimaginable mean a dream that seems impossible? To make room for the unimaginable, for an impossible dream, keep an open heart and an open mindset. You keep an open heart and and open mindset […]

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