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Why Show Weakness

Something I have noticed about myself and others is we are afraid to show weakness.  I have to admit I struggle with the fact that my mistakes often have a negative impact on others.  Life is hard enough, why add additional suffering to life, for self or others?  In the final analysis, however, admitting to …

Opening Up to Adversity

Adversity is a stressful part of human life.  In many cases, we allow adversity to cause stress and close ourselves up from the world.  I wonder how much further we would get by opening our hearts and minds to adversity.  Adversity teaches us far more than peacefulness.  In this post, I want to offer some …

Big Picture Stress Relief

Life is inherently stressful.  Throughout life, new circumstances and challenges frequently present themselves.  When one too many challenges occur at a time, we can feel like a person stuck in a riptide with nowhere to go.  Thoughts of being pulled under drag you down and then your happiness and positive state of mind disappear. The …

Refusing to Accept Insult

Start to believe in yourself and people will come out of the woodwork to insult you and try to take you down a peg.  It’s not that these people are bad; they just are more comfortable with the status quo being maintained.  Insult is not a tool of constructive criticism.  Insult is an action launched …

10 Reasons to Believe in Yourself

You are the best thing you have going for yourself.  While others and activities deserve a special place in your life and heart, your foundation is built from you.  Just imagine not protecting and nurturing the foundation of your house.  Neglect your foundation and over time, you house will become unstable.  In the same way, …

Soul Renewal

Of all the things that combine heaven and earth, our soul is the greatest.  Our soul exists in the human and eternal realms.  The human experience can be rather dense.  It is if often hard to see every situation and circumstance clearly due to the confines of the human realm.  Your soul helps you navigate …

Celebrating Life

As many have observed, LIFE IS SHORT.  In the blink of an eye, life is over.  I rather think it is best to soak in every morsel of life every second that you can.  Just merely existing in human form at this time in history is a miracle.  Treating life as anything less than a …

6 Steps for Working Through Feelings

Feelings are the controllers of our world.  All of our perceptions, beliefs, and actions are based on feelings.  Feelings can be used in a positive manner to let us form boundaries.  Feelings can also be used for self sabotage and depression.  In the end, the goal is to have, acknowledge, and work through feelings. The …

Finding Answers from Within

Our world is a world in which we look to others for answers.  How to live, what to wear, what to believe.  The truth is, we are set up to discover these truths on our own.  In fact, no one person possess all of the facts.  Additionally, what is right for one person isn’t always …