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Naming and defining our fears

The other day, I got a helpful advice from the most unlikely source: my job interviewer. After asking me about some things I've been through, the interviewer had shared with me her own trauma. Then she offered this advice: "Name your fear. Then tell yourself, 'I am bigger than this fear.'" And she was right.… Continue reading Naming and defining our fears

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Starting over late in life

Photo source: Wetmount, Pixabay I continue to be amazed and draw strength from stories of individuals who are forced to start over just when they thought life is going as they had planned. Or to find meaning in their lives even during their twilight years.  So I'm coming up with this list. Some of these… Continue reading Starting over late in life

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The elusive life purpose

Background photo source: Free-Photos, Pixabay I spent countless hours searching for my life purpose, like it was something hidden far away, something SO DIFFICULT to find. I thought it would be found solely by serving a Higher Power, or others. And for a while, I did exactly that. Still, it felt empty. Something HUGE was… Continue reading The elusive life purpose

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Lessons from author Cheryl Strayed

"Don't let your dreams ruin your life."

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Takeaways from Stories (Movies, TV series)

Photo source: TiaLife (Pixabay) As with fiction books, I have come to value movies and TV series not merely for their entertainment value, but as another way of sharing real-life stories and messages. We resonate with the characters because we can empathize with them. We've felt their hurt, their joy, and witnessed some of their… Continue reading Takeaways from Stories (Movies, TV series)

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Living for the Little Things that Matter

Photo by: Pexels, Pixabay One beauty of witnesing your life fall apart is that, in order to get back up, you first let go of the big dreams, the grand visions you used to have. And focus on the little things, the small steps. And one day you realize that these "small things" are actually… Continue reading Living for the Little Things that Matter

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Standing in Your Truth

Photo source: jil111, Pixabay As I was wrapping up my day yesterday, I listened to a TED talk by Jeffrey Marsh, How to be You. Marsh mentions the work of Bronnie Ware, a palliative care nurse who wrote the book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying. Jeffrey shared the number 1 regret based on Ware's… Continue reading Standing in Your Truth

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Comfortable in Your Own Skin

Photo source: lightstargod, Pixabay William Paul Young, author of The Shack, revealed during his interview with Oprah that after hitting rock bottom, there had been a point when he had to juggle three jobs. And he was content. And the novel was written not as part of his "therapeutic process," but during a point in his… Continue reading Comfortable in Your Own Skin

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Following Intuition

I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, Lewis Howes' The School of Greatness. The talk was "You Already Have the Answer." Prior to this, I was beginning to craft my plans for my next career move(s). People kept saying, "Follow you passion." But my passion for what I used to love is gone. Thing is,… Continue reading Following Intuition

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A Grounded To-Do List

Photo source: kaboompics, Pixabay I love to-do lists. I've always had one for the past 10+ years. It's how I organize my day, my weeks, my months. They were packed with a few fun things, but mostly filled with responsibilities, tasks, chores, meetings, deadlines. But recently I realized, to-do lists can do more than that.… Continue reading A Grounded To-Do List