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.Continue reading “Finding humor when the struggle is real”

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 theContinue reading “3 wonderful benefits of gratitude”

A gain, a glow, or a gem

With the year coming to an end, I think that it’s so important to reflect on your successes and achievements, even if the year didn’t give you every single thing you hoped for. Reflecting on your year’s successes and achievements is a way of acknowledging your growth, your hard work, and your dedication to allContinue reading “A gain, a glow, or a gem”

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,Continue reading “On Finding Hope”

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 earthContinue reading “Your Precious Life”

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 upContinue reading “don’t you dare give up”

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 yourContinue reading “give it your all, give it your best”