"I do have high standards. I look at everything I have done and think, 'Why wasn't that better?' Part of my motivation is from crippling self-doubt - I have got to prove myself wrong." - Michael Palin There's one thing in this life that, at one point, hides inside the shadows of every man (or … Continue reading Defy This One Thing And Garner the Ability to Succeed
Just a few days ago, after a stressful day, while looking for answers to the problems which I didn't know I had... I came upon a simple truth beneath the luminescent glow of orange streetlights on that autumn night... What we or others think of ourselves does not and will never define us, the only thing … Continue reading We Are The Sum of Our Actions, Not The Sum of Our Thoughts
“Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.” ― Carl Gustav Jung Unhealthy Blogging Habits Contrary to popular opinion, one can have too much of a good thing! If you don't believe me, go see how many pies you can eat before you hit that gut-bursting wall. This fundamental … Continue reading Is It Time to Take a Break? Three Signs of Unhealthy Blogging Habits
"There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature." - Henry David Thoreau The Power of Nature Stress. Anxiety. Depression. Feelings of Helplessness. Feelings of Hopelessness. These are all too common symptoms of modern living. We all carry some burden of stress in our lives. The … Continue reading The Power of Nature
"Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all." - George Washington Discipline and Motivation I was speaking with a new blogger friend of mine, TMP, whom I've only recently met and we were discussing the subject of discipline on a post of his. … Continue reading Discipline, Drive, and Self-Motivation
“Look up, always. Look back, never.” ― Karen Quan Just a Quick Note: Some of my oldest posts, I plan on re-editing and releasing again in the next month or so, because my writing was still very amateur in the beginning and they were never really read, but I believe the messages in those posts were important. … Continue reading When You Hit Rock Bottom. There’s Nowhere to Go But Up!
"The struggle of my life created empathy - I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me." - Oprah Winfrey Empathy Empathy is described as being able to fully understand and share another person's feelings. True empathy can allow a person to put themselves into another's shoes and understand their emotions without … Continue reading Want To Brush Up On Your Empathy? Like All Skills, Training Can Help
"Success and failure are both part of life. Both are not permanent." - Shah Rukh Khan Impermanence There is one law that rules the Universe, and that is the impermanence of all things. No matter how we try to preserve what we hold most dear, when coupled with the laws of the Universe, nothing lasts … Continue reading If Impermanence Rules The Universe, Why Do We Fear Change?
“Keeping a journal of what’s going on in your life is a good way to help you distill what’s important and what’s not.” - Martina Navratilova Writing In A Journal If you're a person that suffers from anxiety or depression, trying to look past those negative emotions can be a daunting task. Especially when your goal … Continue reading The Benefits of Writing in a Journal for Anxiety and Depression
"The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." --Nelson Mandela - The Power of Facing Your Fears - You will never be able to avoid your fears forever. You can sure as hell try, but they will always remain in the shadows of your mind, just … Continue reading The Power of Facing Your Fears
This is a special post for all of you people out there who have been hard on yourself at one time or another because you wanted somebody so badly, but things just didn't work out. You've blamed yourself, you've blamed them, you've wondered what you could have done differently and you've questioned your own value. … Continue reading Romantically, You Will Never Be Everyone’s Type But That’s Okay!
"I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but like everybody else, it must be in my own way." - Jane Austen Introvert Struggles Growing up I had always believed there was something wrong with me because I was shamed for my introverted ways by some people in my family, mainly my … Continue reading The Struggles of Being An Introvert
I can safely say, that I am as in need of this exercise as badly as many of you will be. I am prone to becoming stuck in ruts with blah feelings, negativity and low-grade depression. In fact, it's been kind of a lifelong thing which fluctuates with me, some weeks are better than others. … Continue reading Let’s Improve Your Mood, With Gratitude
So, there are many people in my life who have fallen victim to the old restrictive dieting cycle. They try one diet, fall of the wagon, go back to the way they were for a while and then pick a new one. Whether it's Paleo, Keto, Atkins, Vegetarian or Vegan... The list goes on. In … Continue reading Tired of Restrictive Dieting? Try All Things in Moderation
"The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don't have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it." - Chris Pine The Power of Change and New Perspectives A stimulus is always needed for growth; whether it's an exercise to strain the muscles and cardiovascular system, … Continue reading The Power of Change and New Perspectives