Why is it so hard for people (including myself) to dance in public? Dancing in front of others ranks right up there with public speaking in terms of common fears. If you are afraid to do this and have not read or watched videos of Brene Brown, I highly suggest them. A...Read more
“What you think means more than anything else in your life. More than what you earn, more than where you live, more than your social position, and more than what anyone else may think about you.” -George Matthew Adams Guard your mind. Someone said, “the mind is a...Read more
Songs remind me of life. Life reminds me of songs. Of course, that’s the point, right? That’s the power of music, or part of it anyway. Days Go By, a song by Dirty Vegas, is playing on a loop in my head. When it comes to personal development, the most important...Read more
Starting something new can be so freaking intimidating!!! It really is and it does not seem to matter what it is; those feelings of insecurity and self-doubt are there just the same. The fear that comes with starting something new is overwhelming enough for the...Read more
Do you want to live a passionate life, but you’re not sure where to begin? Passion is a weighty word. In the book Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert offers a perspective on this that has made me rethink my position on passion. What if, instead of following our passion, if...Read more
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