Leave Who You Were Behind

I am aware of how bizarre this sounds, so I’ll just jump right in. You are not the pain you have suffered. You are stronger because of what you have gone through. Whatever you see it as: a victory, a failure, a win, a loss, a triumph, or a struggle. You came out the other…

Surround Yourself with Good People

Yes, I’m all about personal growth and inner healing, but the work you do on the inside is affected by who you have around you. It is so so important to have good people around you. My mom always says, “Surround yourself with people who lift you up and make you strive to reach the…

How My Rescue Dog Rescued Me

So they call you a rescue dog, and I can understand why: You were found abandoned, giving life your best try. At just 9 weeks old, you had battled many infections. But when I first laid eyes on you, all I saw was perfection. I took you in my arms and gave you kisses that…

Give Yourself a Day Off

I can’t tell you how many times I have worked and worked until I couldn’t remember the last day off I had. Yes, I know the hustle is real and we are all grinding away until that one day we won’t have to work as hard or as often. I always say, “Work hard now,…

Mindfulness

Mindfulness isn’t difficult. We just need to remember to do it. Sharon Salzberg So many times when we feel uncomfortable or disrespected, it (usually) isn’t because people are intending to make you feel that way. Rather, they just aren’t being mindful of their audience–intended or not–and may be speaking without their “filter.” Growing up my…

Inspired by Music

Music has such a powerful way of connecting to you and making you feel something. Nature has the same affect. Put the two together, and the feeling you get is hard to put into words. I guess, in a way, it makes you vulnerable–feeling so emotionally drawn to music and mesmerized by scenery at the…

Be Relentless

Most people who know me know how often I use the word “relentless.” I use it so much because I really believe that anything can be achieved if you are relentless in your pursuit. Because I use it in more of a powerful way, it’s strange to me that there is such a negative connotation around…