How to find freedom from the opinions of others

  You are not here on this earth to please every person. In fact, you will do lots of things that others do not approve of, do not agree with, and just doesn’t align with the way they view the world. It is your choice to review the feedback they are giving you (whether a structured critique or snide remark) and make the decision to […]

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4 Action Steps to Becoming More Mindful

There’s nothing wrong with contemplating the past or future. Weighing the outcomes on a decision, however big or small. Reacting to something we experience – a bitter taste, a delayed meeting, a moment of displeasure or excitement. There’s nothing wrong with worrying or venting or becoming distracted. But do not spend all of your time there. In fact, spend little time within these spaces. The […]

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The lessons dogs teach us about life.

There is no joy in life much like telling a dog that they’re going on a walk. It’s Christmas Day, they won the lottery, they are going to be grandparents, and they found a front row parking spot. They aren’t afraid to hide their excitement either. Anyone within a 5 mile radius knows how excited this moment is – with the incessant barking and the […]

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On trusting ourselves

We scour books and articles, social media feeds and pinterest boards in search of the answers that will solve our problems or fuel us with the motivation we need to get started. We depend on others to tell us what to say, do, buy, think, dream. We find special people along the way that help to guide us when we’re in need of support, inspiration, […]

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4 Ways to Turn Your Day Around

We get into funks. Things piss us off. Things don’t always go the way we want. And then there are times when there’s absolutely nothing wrong, yet we just feel “off.” We’ve all had these moments where we’re not feeling like our best selves. And sometimes you’d rather stay here in the mopey state because it feels productive to dwell on the negative. Someone will meet […]

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But where is it that you want to go? Lessons on rediscovering the things you lost.

There are things in our lives that become lost to us for a little while. Life becomes busy. We prioritize differently. We lose a piece of ourselves and forget it ever once existed. For me, these things were: living curiously, getting lost in a book, taking a break. For a long time, I liked the idea of being out in nature. I liked the idea of getting lost […]

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on turning 30 and embracing it

  Birthdays hold an exciting energy that sets them apart from all of the other days of the year. Not just my own, but others’ birthdays too. I feel a particular positive buzz when I realize we’ve landed ourselves on someone’s special day. It’s not my birthday today, but I will reach a milestone in 30 days from now. But the reason I’ve set a […]

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If you feel the nudge the share with the world, share with the world.

  With my eyes wide and mouth agape, I have journeyed on down this path of personal development, stopping along the way to listen and learn, read and absorb, write and reflect. With the exception of sharing bits and pieces on my blog and sharing my posts for my Instagram followers to take a look if they so choose, this journey has been a mostly private pursuit. […]

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This is your reminder to take action before you talk yourself out of it.

This is your reminder that the only way to grow is to first take a step in a direction… in any direction. To deliberately choose action over passively accepting inaction. I realize it feels like you’re taking action when you spend your days analyzing, researching, and thinking things through, but do you know that you’re really just delaying the action? You are in a state […]

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