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Staying positive even in life’s valleys

Wow, can you believe 2017 is almost behind us? These past few months especially have seemed to fly by in a blur!¬† I’m so sorry that I haven’t been able to blog as regularly as I used to these past few months. As many of you know, life has been…

Are you making this mistake with your thoughts?

This week, I started reading a book which you may have heard of already. It’s called The Secret. There’s a movie that goes along with it, too. The Secret is about the law of attraction, a concept I’ve been familiar with for a while but one that I’m interested in…

This book has changed my life

How’s your January going? Can you believe the month’s almost over? I certainly can’t. Where did the time go?! It’s been a pretty productive month for me, though. For one, I’ve been doing a lot of reading. I’ve always been a bookworm, but in recent years, I tended to put…

How to love more and feel more loved

As we draw closer to the end of the year, I’d like to talk about personal reflection, which I’m a big advocate for! I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching and personal reflection myself these past weeks (though, admittedly, it’s something I do year-round too). For instance, I recently took…

How to bring love into the world

I have no doubt you’ve heard of the influx of violence in our world as of late. Mass shootings, terrorist attacks, police brutality, fatal domestic disputes… It’s all incredibly heartbreaking, and it begs the question: why is there so much pain, hate, and anger in the world? I’ve heard everyone…

Keep your peace or prove you’re right?

Today, I want to talk about wanting to keep your peace vs. the urge to get your point across to win an argument. I had a pretty funky weekend. I went to an art festival with someone, and parking was a nightmare. We finally found a well-hidden parking garage open…

Why you need to establish a morning routine

I’ll be honest with you, once upon a time, mornings were NOT my favorite thing in the world. I think it’s safe to say the majority of people are not morning people, and I definitely counted myself in that demographic once. When I started committing myself to a daily writing…

When you feel unneeded

I’ve just finished watching the movie¬†Paddington. Yes, the children’s movie. (Sometimes I think children’s movies tell better stories than ‘adult’ movies to be honest!) In the movie, Paddington (voiced by the wonderfully talented Ben Whishaw), arrives in London per his aunt’s encouragement, where she’s sure he’ll find a loving home…

What to do when you feel discouraged and want to give up

According to a plethora of research (with which I won’t bore you), by this point in the year, the majority of people have slacked off on their resolutions and have altogether given up on them. Now as you may remember from my previous post on alternatives to making resolutions (read…

How to show love to others

On February 4, 2015, Posted by , In Friendships,Growth,Joy,Love,Peace,Self Image,Spirituality, With No Comments

My mom’s been a busy bee this past week. She’s been clearing out my dad’s office (for those not familiar with my story: my dad passed away in September 2013 from cancer). Today, she went through the drawers in his desk and as it turns out, my dad had saved…