Tag: growth

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Yesterday I posted a video of me singing and playing the guitar on Instagram. Not particularly out of the ordinary, right? I posted it and I felt okay about my performance in it, wasn’t my best but I wanted to show that I was still trying to make progress. Then I got a notification of…




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We’ve all heard it before, time and again: the greatest power we possess is the power of Now.  But what does it really mean? To me, it’s quite simple, actually.  My greatest “enemy” is Time.  If I am stuck in my past, seeing my failures, shortcomings, losses and doubts, then I cannot move forward today.…




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Some days are difficult and yet I have grown to love and accept myself. However, I have days when I look at myself in the mirror and I can see the battle scars from the years of emotional and mental battles that have taken there toll. I see them in my eyes, skin, hands, legs, and entire body. My…




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Small emotional victories remind me I’m moving my heart in the right direction towards peace. Most of my recent medical and hospital encounters have been a bit difficult to deal with to a certain extent. But after looking inward, I realized a sizable portion of my issues were based in my fear. I had gotten my feelings hurt so many times and decided to go…




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You are amazing. I thank God everyday I am allowed to be your mother. Nothing I ever did in my life prior to your existence ever made me qualified or worth of having this title. Yet here we are, you needing me and me needing you. You are not just a muse or an inspiration. You…




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Have you ever wondered HOW you wonder? In other words, have you paid attention to the way your mind processes information? What impact do you think this has on your motivation, achievement levels and how you relate to others? Carol Dweck is a Stanford psychologist and author of Mindset, a book about her research in…




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Butterfly Life Cycle / Butterfly Metamorphosis “The pupa stage is one of the coolest stages of a butterfly’s life.  As soon as a caterpillar is done growing and they have reached their full length/weight, they form themselves into a pupa, also known as a chrysalis.  From the outside of the pupa, it looks as if…




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So, I cried. Yeah, it was over, and like a big baby, my tears flowed ruining my makeup. A stained doll of a woman, really. Tainted by a world that I didn’t really understand, yet understood completely. It was 3 o’clock, and I sitting at a traffic light when I let loose. I had held…




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  Martin Luther King Jr. has said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not how well he does during times of comfort and convenience, but during times of trials and tribulations.”  Life is full of ups and downs, and everyone is fighting a battle of their own- sometimes they win, sometimes they don’t. Whatever…




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I talk a lot about accepting God’s method of change and being open to the stretching, growing and sharpening that often takes place. Because honestly, growing up is hard work. It takes a lot of courage to face your current situation and not only admit the need to do better – but take the steps…