To feel peace & freedom

Stop overanalyzing. Don’t look for meaning in every single thing.

Do you get lost in thought? Do you overshare your advice? Do you talk the talk but not walk the walk?

Do you give your opinion on everything? Do you judge?

Analyzing, overthinking, and judging keep you from feeling peace and freedom. The mind binds you to thoughts and stories that keep you stuck in a rut.

To feel peace and freedom, be present in the moment. Find wonder in it. Witness and feel the moment without judgement.

Become aware of the details that you wouldn’t have noticed had you been consumed in overthinking and talking.

To feel peace and freedom, you don’t have to sit in the beach with your favorite beverage. You don’t have to walk through a field of lavender. You don’t have to be surrounded by the greenery of trees.

To feel peace and freedom, be still. Be silent. Be present.

Stillness, silence, and presence connect you to wisdom that brings forth rich experiences to you and others.

You find clarity within your thoughts and words. You stop saying and doing things to look good, to sound smart, and to please others.

You stop making promises that you can’t keep. You stop making promises that you don’t want to make. You stop being untrue to yourself and others.

You become intentional with your words and thoughts. Your words and thoughts are powerful. You have the power to heal, to encourage, and to motivate. You have the power to speak up.

You have the power to be honest.

To feel freedom and peace, let go. Let go of the desire to talk before you think about what you’re going say. Let go of the jumble of thoughts that take your presence away.

You’re one choice away from feeling the peace and freedom you feel while sitting at the beach with your favorite beverage.

You’re one thought away from feeling the peace and freedom you feel when walking through a field of lavender.

You’re one word away from feeling the peace and freedom you feel when you’re surrounded by greenery of trees.

15 Ways to Get Out of a Funk

  1. Move your body. Walk. Dance. Go to the gym. Go to the park.
  2. Write down what you’re grateful for today.
  3. Watch a comedy show.
  4. Take a nap.
  5. Meditate.
  6. Talk to a loved one, a family member or a friend.
  7. Go out in to nature.
  8. Let yourself have a good cry if you need to.
  9. Turn on some motivating music.
  10. Make some time for solitude if you need to be alone.
  11. Drink a green juice.
  12. Help someone. Volunteer.
  13. Do something that brings you happiness: Making time for your hobby. Use your creativity and talents.
  14. Treat yourself.
  15. Write down your thoughts.

Balance, Passion, & Strength

I recently followed Teja’s blog StarFire Teja. In one of her posts, “StarFire Teja’s StarFire Friday Blessing: May You Align With Your Deepest Wishes“, Teja shares how she picks 3 words to help focus energy and actualize wishes for the month which is something that I’d never done before. (I’d heard of picking one word for the new year but not for the month.)

I decided to tag along with setting intentions for the month by also choosing 3 words. I chose balance, passion, and strength.

Before the start of May, I already knew what was waiting for me: the last few weeks of school, burnout, and change. So I chose words that would help me with this.


consistency in April must stay the same in May

I’m finding balance by prioritizing writing for the blog versus reading blogs until school is out. If you haven’t noticed, sometimes I stop posting when I start feeling overwhelmed by life.

Instead, I’m choosing to stick to the blog schedule and continue blogging despite the burnout and stress because my consistency was on point in April. There’s no way I’m going back to inconsistency! 🙂

Tip for feeling balanced: I ask myself what do I need to do/not do to feel balanced? I ask myself things like should I workout or should I work on my blog? Should I call it an early night? Have I eaten enough chocolate already?


It’s super important for me to end the school year strong. The end of the school year is a time for me to challenge myself to do a great job even though we’re all tired and ready for summer.

Our school is going to be remodeled this summer, so I’ve been packing up books and creating finals (I’ve yet to finish preparing the study guide for the final) and updating grades.

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.


Lastly, I chose passion because I want my passion for writing, teaching, and life to remain consistent. I think that’s where balance and strength come in. Finding balance and strength is helping me handle everything versus neglecting parts of my life.

Tip for feeling passionate: This time I’m choosing to stay passionate despite the excuses that are always in my way: “too much to do” and “tiredness”. No matter our energy level and our time, we can still be passionate about what we do. Don Miguel Ruiz wrote, always do your best, and I’m doing my best to stay passionate with the time and energy level I have.

Join the conversation:

What’s helping you keep balanced, strong, and passionate this month of May?