2 Reasons Why Emotions Are Important

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Emotions are something a lot of people have a hard time with whether it’s moving through them or expressing them. I used to numb my feelings with alcohol and drugs. I didn’t have some horrible life I was trying to forget about by any means, which often fueled my rationality. Rather, my numbing was more of an escape from reality … Read More

Little Things Matter – 5 Little Reminders

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As I wandered the streets of Barcelona, I couldn’t help but notice the attention to detail at every turn. Each of the buildings were uniquely designed with accents and grand architectural touches. Not only that but the whole city is from the 1700’s and they carefully crafted it into present times keeping all of the original character in tact, which … Read More

You Cannot Invest Your Soul In A Compromise

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I recently wrote about the importance of knowing what we want in life and being mindful of what we compromise on as well as what our non-negotiables are. The other part of that lesson I’ve learned is that you cannot invest your soul in a compromise. If your life, lifestyle or life choices are not in harmony with who you … Read More

What’s In Your Hyphen?

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I saw and posted a quote not too long ago that really got me thinking. It said: “If you truly want to know what a person’s goals and dreams are, ask them what they do on a Sunday afternoon.” – Meredith Marple I used to spend my Sunday afternoons in misery for how I spent my time throughout the weekend … Read More

Your Tribe Affects Your Vibe

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I was recently tagged in a video dancing at a pool party and while it was all in good, sober fun for me, it was brought to my attention by several people that it didn’t seem too fitting for the lifestyle I write and speak about. I’m all about demonstrating that you can still have a ton of fun in … Read More

Everything Is Temporary

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The other day during a prayer meditation, I was reminded that everything is temporary. Everything. Then I saw this quote a few hours later, reconfirming the message I received during my meditation. “Everything is temporary; Emotions, thoughts, people and scenery. Do not get attached, just flow with it.” When we really think about it, the only thing truly permanent in … Read More

We Are All Fighting Our Own Battles

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I just got back from a trip up to Detroit for Memorial Day weekend. I visited family there and hit up a music festival for some dancing fun. As I have returned home, I reflected on the trip and I can’t help but be a little overwhelmed by the humbling experiences I had and people I saw. This trip was … Read More

A Simple Exercise For More Happiness

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about life, my goals, dreams and what it is I truly want for myself. It made me realize that all of us should take a step back sometimes and ask ourselves what we truly want. Not only that but, what are we willing to do to get there? We all have fleeting dreams and … Read More

Accepting The Present Moment

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I’ve been talking a lot about sobriety and more particularly practices to foster success in recovery, but these practices of acceptance, surrender and awareness are also applicable for anyone who needs to work through a challenge or has a desire to bring about significant life change. Perhaps you aren’t sober or working to be, but you have other hurdles you’re … Read More