Be The Change

Be The Change

There is a ripple effect that we all have the ability to play a part in, if we choose to see it. 

 

It’s not overwhelming. It’s not a big huge task oriented thing. It’s an agreement you make with you. And then keep making every day. 

 

I’ve always believed in the statement “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. I believe that leading by example is the best and most effective way to lead. I believe that that committing to live of integrity is the way to impacting your our life and that of others. And I believe that we must learn to control what we can control. 

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Reviews

Reviews

Do you only leave reviews when you’re unpleased?

When something didn’t go your way or you feel like you were mistreated?

It seems that there is a large group of people who only utilize the review option online when they are pissed and need to rip an establishment a new one over something.

Is that you?

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Validation

Validation

Are you calculating your own worth based off outside validation?

Before you write this off as “Nope, not me” and keep scrolling… Hear me out because this one can be pretty tricky.

When I say outside validation, I’m referring to a number of things. From approval, acceptance, and praise for your personal work, thoughts, or actions- to feeling whole based off the number of people who are seeking your energy, your advice, or your attention. Continue reading “Validation”

My Life Sentence

My Life Sentence

There’s a piece of my reality that I rarely talk about fully, up until recently that is.

It’s something I’ve lived with, learned to navigate, and have had to focus on daily for 20 years. It’s also something that makes me who I am. It’s something I know I’m not an island about. It’s something that most people can relate to but never want to say anything because we feel like we’re complaining or making excuses. When in reality, we’re just talking about what is OUR actual existence. 

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Mornings

Mornings
I used to hate the morning time.
I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m still not someone who bounces out of bed ready to have all of the conversations and interactions with other humans right away.
But over the years I’ve learned how to make my mornings, MINE.

Drop the Battle

Drop the Battle

“If you go into every day ‘waging war’ then war and struggle is exactly what you will get. It will always be hard.”

 

I was given this advice several years ago by a friend over lunch and it has proven to be one of the most impactful statements anyone has ever made to me…

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No one is making him a Martyr

No one is making him a Martyr
Dear People who are posting about George Floyd’s rap sheet and saying things like “Why are you making HIM your martyr?” Please take a moment to read this.
First of all, let’s have a little vocabulary lesson. The word Martyr is defined as a person who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs.
Um… Is that what you’re seeing happen here?
Was George suffocated because of his beliefs? Is that what ANYONE is saying?
Have you seen ONE person claim that he is the shining example of what all humans should aspire to be like?
No.

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Sustainable Health

Sustainable Health

This is NOT what I look like right now.

Before you say anything, let me point out that I am in no way, shape, or form complaining about it. I am committed to sharing what is really happening with you, so that’s what this is.

In the photo here, I remember feeling so uncomfortable in my own skin that I didn’t even notice how amazing that core definition was. Like whoa, that’s incredible.

I was proud, don’t get me wrong, but it was because for the first time in my life I was physically strong and felt better than I had in… Well… Ever. Continue reading “Sustainable Health”

Your Lens

Your Lens

Sometimes even when the reality isn’t really all that rosy we continue, out of pure subconscious comfortability to only see things through our trusty rose-colored glasses. 

 

The truth is, most of us were given those glasses at a really young age and they’ve become something we’ve carried in our pockets ever since. We put them on every time our experience was the only one that was comfortable to see and over the years they’ve become something that we depend on, unbeknownst to us.

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Enjoying TV

Enjoying TV

Contrary to what most people talking about lifestyle, building a business and being growth minded say… I absolutely enjoy TV.

Disappearing into a show or movie serves my soul in such a beautiful way. Continue reading “Enjoying TV”