Who Do You Follow & Why?

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I’ve noticed that I don’t follow many people on social media who work in the same industry as I do. It’s not something I initially did on purpose but I have become more aware of those I choose to follow online. While there are certainly many great people to draw inspiration from, I don’t want to put myself in a position where I’m trying to mimic, replicate, or compete with what they’re doing. One thing I’ve experienced is that there’s a fine line between inspiration and imitationContinue reading “Who Do You Follow & Why?”

A Piece of Me

It’s funny, as I opened my blog on a tab to start this draft, I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about. I noticed how much I loved the header images on the last three posts that were on my screen. I couldn’t help but smile and think how far I’ve come. Then I thought that maybe I should go back and update the images on my older posts. How in the world did I think those looked good? Continue reading “A Piece of Me”

Relativity & Perception

Something that’s been getting my attention lately is relativity. This ties into perception and how things aren’t always what they seem. Time, space, size, distance are all examples of things that are relative. Two minutes might not seem like much time if you’re waiting for food to heat up but getting to an airport two minutes late you could miss your plane. Twenty miles doesn’t seem like a long distance to drive but might seem like a daunting distance to walk. Continue reading “Relativity & Perception”

One Step At A Time

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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

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The Energy in Your Life

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I’ve found that there’s nothing more empowering than learning to take responsibility and accountability for your life. It wasn’t the most exciting or comfortable part of my journey but it was certainly necessary in order to grow. It was actually one of the first steps I had to take in order to be able to not only eventually overcome depression but change my mindset. I didn’t realize that by trying to distance myself from blame and responsibility I was also losing the power I had over my own life. By learning to take responsibility going forward, I was able to put myself in a position of power in my life. Continue reading “The Energy in Your Life”

J.K. Rowling’s Teachable Moments

Today I wanted to share some teachable moments from J.K. Rowling’s life. As successful as she is today, I have to say I admire her transparency. She’s very open about the things she had to overcome to get to where she is today. I admire so many things about her and find her both incredibly inspirational and down to earth. It’s really hard for me to pick my favorite of the 10 rules of success in this video. They are all really good!  Continue reading “J.K. Rowling’s Teachable Moments”

Energy, Attention & Intention

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It’s funny, today I was thinking about the importance of what you focus on. As a kid, I remember seeing behaviors, traits, and characteristics that I didn’t like and vowing to never do or be that way. The thing is, inevitably, I ended up doing and becoming the way I didn’t want to. During my journey of self-discovery, I realized that I had spent too much time taking note of and focusing on what I didn’t want. True to the saying, Continue reading “Energy, Attention & Intention”

Tools for Your Journey

As the self-kindness portion of The Kindness Challenge has come to an end, I just wanted to share something I think a lot of people need to be reminded of. We’re all on this journey of life with no instructions or manual. We’re all doing the best we can with the tools at our disposal during our journey. It’s easy to look back and see how we could have done things better because we have tools that would have been useful and a different perspective.  Continue reading “Tools for Your Journey”

Handling Criticism

I have to admit that I’ve never been very good at receiving criticism. Growing up it was laid on thick with no regard to how it would make me feel. As I got older, I didn’t know how to handle it. I took it very personally and when I felt it was coming, I’d put my guard up. The problem is, it was detrimental to me. Instead of being open to the feedback that could help me improve, I’d do the adult version of sticking my fingers in my ears and humming so I couldn’t hear or receive the message.  Continue reading “Handling Criticism”

Procrastination, Panic Monster & Life Calendar

I wanted to share a video today that I found both relatable and hilarious! As someone with a habit of procrastinating on things that I don’t look forward to or enjoy, this video made me feel exposed in a way that I was able to laugh at my nakedness! Thanks to this video, it got me thinking about the process I use when it comes to tackling an area that I have been procrastinating in for years. Continue reading “Procrastination, Panic Monster & Life Calendar”