Love, gratitude, and connection

you may be having a really bad day or going through a rough time and it seems like nothing will make it bearable that is until you also experience love or gratitude or connection with others. One of my greatest flaws is that I tend to overwork. And I’ll tell you right off the bat […]

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don’t you dare give up

yes, I’m talking to you. When you feel like giving up remember the purpose of your efforts. Do you want to get better at something? Do you want to reach a dream goal? Going from beginner level to intermediate level to pro takes learning, failing, and a determination to keep trying. It’s tempting to give up […]

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give it your all, give it your best

Have you noticed that when you give little effort or care, life reflects back to you the same little effort and care? Give life your all and life will give its all to you, too. Be willing to give your all to the moment: your time, energy, and focus. 3 benefits of giving it your […]

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you that

I finally opened Ocean Vuong’s new book On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. It’d been waiting on the bookshelf to be read. The first lines did not disappoint. Vuong writes, Dear Ma, I am writing to reach you–even if each word I put down is one word further from where you are. What do those words […]

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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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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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Celebrate the Little Things

Give yourself permission to celebrate the little things. It’s totally okay to feel accomplished on the days when you only had a few things to do. So what if today’s to-do list was simple? So what if you’re not going at the pace you’d like to? Celebrate that one step you took out of courage, […]

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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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