Dream Travels

Airplanes always seemed magical to me. When I looked at them up in the sky, I wished I was inside one on my way to a magical place and adventure. Being up there next to the clouds, the sunrise, or stars makes the trip feel magical. Arriving to your destination in less time than it […]

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Nourishing our Inner World

I’m currently reading the book in search of wisdom: A Monk, a Philosopher, and a Psychiatrist on What Matters Most by Matthieu Ricard, Christophe Andre, and Alexandre Jollien. One of the things I love about the book is that it’s written in a conversational style versus an informational, as-a-matter-of-fact style. The authors share their thoughts […]

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3 Benefits of Minimalism

Minimalism caught my attention because I found it purposeful. It helps you get rid of things that you don’t use, so that you’re surrounded by things that serve a purpose. Growing up, I found my self in houses, trailers, and apartments with basic furnishings. The backseat of our van became our couch for some time […]

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One Tip for the Uninspired Writer

The greatest lesson I learned about writing was to treat writing as a conversation. Before then, I thought academic writing was formal, an assignment to turn in to teachers and professors. Writing can have personality! Treating writing as a conversation took the weight off my shoulders because I could now approach writing as a conversation […]

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3 Things that I’ve Been Loving Lately

I’ve been feeling this need to fill up my life with good vibes lately. With this goal in mind, I’ve been loving comedy and journaling (no surprise there). Surprisingly, I’m becoming better at completing the tasks that need checking off which has also been a plus. Comedy: Fuller House Are you a Fuller House fan? […]

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5 Ways to Inspire Others

Do you have a role model who has inspired you and made a difference in your life? What makes that person stand out from the crowd? I personally have many role models. One of them is Marie Forleo, an entrepreneur. I don’t remember how I found out about Marie Forleo’s Youtube channel. However, I do […]

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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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Telling Stories at a Bonfire without Any Companions

The outcast, deep thinker, and storyteller, Thomas Builds-the-Fire, doesn’t stop sharing his stories even when no one listens to him and everyone rejects him in Sherman Alexie’s short story “This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona”. He says: “We are all given one thing by which our lives are measured, one determination. Mine […]

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Daily & Weekly Routine

I’ve been thinking a lot about routine lately. It’s something that stands out to me a lot. All of the ways in which life is the same every day. For me routine is probably more detailed in the afternoons and evenings versus the mornings. I like to have a cup of coffee after work. I […]

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