Category Archives: introspection

iconThe Relationship Mirror

There was a time in my life when I thought I knew everything there was to know about myself… fortunately I got older and realized there are a lot of things we can’t know until we live them. But I also realized that there are some things that can be know with or without experiencing them ourselves. The trouble with being human is most of us have to live things before we believe them. One … Continue reading

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iconTake Time for Yourself

American life has been described as a rat race, and I think if you’re not careful it can be. We as Americans are always darting around, running back and forth, sprinting from one thing to another. When you’re younger it’s school, after-school activities, school trips, sleepovers at friends houses, not to mention the family events we all attend. College is very similar – class, studying, working, groups you’re involved with, sports, romance, family, the list … Continue reading

Posted In | challenge yourself, good days, introspection, living in the moment, Messages, ordinary life, simple joy
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iconDon’t Say too Much

There are always times in our lives when we wished we had said less and done more, or simply just not have opened our mouths to begin with. There is a quote than hangs on my sister’s fridge, “Speak in anger and you will give the best speech you will even regret,” or something to that effect. There is a gem of knowledge in that simple phrase that is easily mined. Think before you speak… … Continue reading

Posted In | being authentic, introspection, keep trying, Messages, self control, think before you speak
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iconWhy do we Complicate Life?

Life is not that hard. It really isn’t, and there really isn’t much to it once you understand what’s worth doing and not doing. ┬áSomeone once told me that they base their decision on a simple preliminary check: If things make them feel gross or badly then they shouldn’t do them. How simple is this for each of us to do, it’s a short gut check to see how we feel about things before we … Continue reading

Posted In | being falible, do the right thing, failing, introspection, keep trying, Messages, simple living, think before you act
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iconWhen Emotion Outweighs Logic

Oh, emotions, how you complicate our lives, make us feel alive, and make us wish we were dead! How many times a day are your emotions making decisions for you? How many times have you known in your head that you were unnecessarily sad, agitated, angry, frustrated, or upset about something in your life? This happens to me on a regular basis, and it takes practice to learn to stop it before it starts. Emotions … Continue reading

Posted In | challenges, change, change agents, decode your feelings, emotional overlfow, introspection, keep trying, Messages, self control
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iconThe Perfect Life

What constitues the perfect life? The obvious answer is it’s different for everyone, a relative experience that only we can define. That said, I think there are some things that can be generally said about the topic, but I’m not going to talk about the positive things that make up a perfect life. Rather, I’m going to focus the opposite. What isn’t a perfect life? When we have people in our lives, those who hurt … Continue reading

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iconChange is the Only Constant

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. -Victor Frankl The quote above is one of my favorite statements for the way I live my life, and the way I believe life should be lived. Many people in life feel stuck in situations or lifestyles they don’t want or are tired of living… what stops them from changing things? The answer is very simple, they are stopping … Continue reading

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