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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On Showering the World with Kindness

Being kind is something that we’re taught early on. We’re taught how to share our things. We’re taught how to put ourselves in other people’s shoes so that we can better understand them. But it’s often easy to forget to nurture kindness in ourself and in our interactions with others. Being kind takes practice and […]

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15 Ways to Get Out of a Funk

Move your body. Walk. Dance. Go to the gym. Go to the park. Write down what you’re grateful for today. Watch a comedy show. Take a nap. Meditate. Talk to a loved one, a family member or a friend. Go out in to nature. Let yourself have a good cry if you need to. Turn […]

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Hummingbird’s Journal has received “The Sunshine Blogger Award” from Julie Krupp from the blog Julie Krupp: Enhanced Perspective. Thank you so much, Julie, for nominating the blog! In Julie’s words “The Sunshine Blogger Award is peer recognition for bloggers that inspire positivity and joy. The Rules: 1. Thank the blogger who nominated you. 2. […]

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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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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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You Are Good Enough

What do you do with the negative inner monologue? With thoughts like I’m not good enough? When they become present, I’ve been getting better at letting those thoughts be while not accepting them as my truth. In connection to this topic of self-worth, I want to share some insight I got from watching a YouTube […]

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The Four Different Ways that I Journal

I once judged the actress Emma Watson for having what seemed to me like a bazillion journals to document her life. I wondered: why do you need so many journals to document the same life? Today I find myself admitting that I have several journals that serve different purposes. I now see the benefit in […]

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A Spiritual Maturity & Grandeur

I was standing in front of an arrangement of roses with my uncle. We’d been in the dining room when I asked him if he had a simple piece of advice for me to find inner peace. When we stood in front of these flowers, he started telling me something important about the reason flowers […]

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