“When did the world become so black and white?” they ask. Not knowing that is how it has always been. There has always been a division of color, But only one side has felt the effects, And the other – doesn’t believe it exists. How do we learn to change our ways? Not with silence, … Continue reading Strive to Understand
Do you ever feel like each day is a struggle, filled with mundane tasks and/or unexpected challenges? Have you felt stuck in a negative mindset? For today’s post, I wanted to share with you the daily practice that I’ve created and implemented in my life this past year, that has helped me to change my … Continue reading Start With Gratitude, End With Empowerment
For my previous two posts I talked about how I’ve broken down the idea of self-care into different categories, having to do with overall well-being and how I take care of myself as a person. I began with strength and what makes me feel strongest (inside and out!), and then moved onto relaxation and things … Continue reading Self-Care Steps: What Brings You Joy?
In my previous post, I talked about how I view of the concept of self-care as all-encompassing, not only what brings you a sense of relaxation and positive energy. Last time I wrote about discovering things that make you feel strong, but today, I am going to focus more on what the general population thinks … Continue reading Self-Care Steps: What Makes You Feel Calm?
Self-care has become a popular topic these days, and while it’s awesome to write about favorite bath salts and healthy recipes (don't get me wrong, I love them too!), I wanted to take it a little further and break down what self-care really means for my life as a whole. While it has always been … Continue reading Self-Care Steps: What Makes You Feel Strong?
With all of the challenges and changes to our lives that have come with shelter-in-place, it has been too easy to fall into the trap of negativity. It happens all too often; we get sad, annoyed, angry, start thinking about all the things we miss and what we want to go back to “normal”, and … Continue reading Shifting Perspectives: The Sweeter Side of Quarantine
The blank white page is taunting. It is flawless, pristine, unscarred. It mocks me openly, saying, “You have no talent. If you did, then it would be displayed on this paper.” Everything about it is perfect. It doesn’t wish to be disturbed; But still it is taunting, A silent, open canvas. So I take my … Continue reading The Blank Page
Life got you down? Well, good news: you have the power to get back up. There are many things you can try that will help quiet your mind, reduce stress, take control and improve your physical, mental, and emotional health. Here are twelve tips that can help you feel like you're conquering your everyday life. … Continue reading 12 Ways to Help You Conquer Your Life
Hello. My name is Hope. And I’ve been waiting for a while. It started out small, Like a ripple in the water That turns into a hurricane. Then more droplets came, Drowning me in a torrent of Misery. But, being Hope, I simply got back up again. Then it began once more, Like a tiny … Continue reading In the Name of Hope
Have you ever thought about the concept of being confidently lost? This phrase had never occurred to me in my life, until just this morning I heard for the first time a song with that title. “Confidently Lost” – for some reason this struck a chord with me. I realized that in fact, that might … Continue reading Confidently Lost