3 reasons to step out of your comfort zone

take a leap of faith or barely take that one tiny step out of your comfort zone, and you’ll still be making progress. Yes, you’ll come face to face to resistance. But whether you choose to take a leap of faith or make that one tiny step out of your comfort zone, you’ll get used […]

Read More

how to have self worth

your self worth presents itself in all areas of your life. If you’re self worth is low, your standards for how the world treats you will also be low. You won’t feel worthy of nourishing relationships or fulfilling jobs. You won’t feel worthy of your dream life.  When it’s time to change your perspective on […]

Read More

a Saturday morning with Mary Oliver

did you see yesterday’s sunrise? Yesterday’s sunrise was orange and purple. Far off in the distance, I saw two planes ascend into the sky. I wouldn’t have noticed it had it not occurred to me to look out the window.  These are the little things about life that take effort to notice. If you look […]

Read More

How to Stop Feeling Green Envy

Green envy feels icky. Yet, it’s also temporary–when you stop avoiding it. There are so many ways to feel envy: Envy of someone who is in a relationship. Envy of the someone’s material possessions. Envy of someone’s qualities. Even though envy feels icky, facing envy is the first step towards dissolving it. My Personal Story […]

Read More

Enjoy These 5 Benefits of Solitude

Check in with yourself: Do you feel like you need some alone time? If your first thought is you’re selfish for focusing on yourself, choosing solitude will strengthen your relationships. It will help you let go of your expectations of the world so that you are better able to connect with everyone in your life. […]

Read More

5 Reasons to Take a Chance

If you’re in a place in your life in which you need a nudge to help you take a chance like I did when I was weighing in the pros and cons of moving, today’s blog post includes 5 reasons to take a chance. May they help you as you make any life decision(s) that you’re curious about making.

Read More

5 Things I Like

This post was inspired by Me Exploring’s “5 Things I Light”. #1 Learning I love the moments when I learn even the most trivial fact. The other day, I watched a video on different levels of making French toast, and I learned that stale bread is best bread to use to make French toast. I […]

Read More

Why I Didn’t Give Up

A Personal Story One of the hardest experiences of my life was the first semester of teaching by myself from January to May of last year.  I say “by myself” because I also taught from September to December of 2017, but my sponsor teacher was always by my side to guide and support me every […]

Read More

3 Lessons from Reading Old Journals

#1. Every cliche phrase about time is true such as it’s only a matter of time and time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters. There used to be a time when I rode the city bus, so I taped my bus tickets inside my notebooks. Coworkers would also give me rides, and […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More