Entries Tagged as 'Inspiration'

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

4 Good Reminders When You’ve Had a Bad Day

I have learned that life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and that life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to push forward even when times are tough.

Sometimes I catch myself staring at the people around me – studying their gestures and expressions.  I wonder, “What’s their […]

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

9 Things to Stop Doing During Hard Times

The most beautiful smiles are often the ones
that once struggled through the tears.
One thing I can say for sure: September 2008 through December 2009 was an extremely hard time for us.  In that seemingly short 15-month timespan, Angel lost her breadwinning job (which drastically affected our livelihood), we lost a mutual close friend to cardiac […]

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

40 Amazing Things You Will Never Forget

“There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
―Albert Einstein
“Today I am celebrating my 90th birthday.  I’ve seen the world change many times over.  It’s amazing how much progress we’ve made.  When I was a child there was […]

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

10 Things to Remember When You Feel Lost and Alone

“Being alone never felt right.  Sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right.”
―Charles Bukowski
“This morning I felt lost and alone as I was driving home after a brutal breakup with my boyfriend.  I turned on the radio and the Michael Jackson song ‘You Are Not Alone’ was playing.  A few seconds later, at the […]

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

4 Ways to LIVE Today, and Not Merely Exist

Throughout your life, there will be times when the world gets real quiet and the only thing left is the beat of your own heart.  So you’d better learn the sound of it, otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s telling you.

The wisest and happiest among us are those who are respectful of their time, and […]

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

15 Powerful Beliefs that Will Free You from Negativity

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference.  The little difference is attitude.  The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
―W. Clement Stone
When I was a teenager I was the primary target of an extremely persistent bully at my high school.  One day I came home in […]

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

50 Things to Let Go of Before Your Next Birthday

When the pain of holding on is worse than
the pain of letting go, it is time to let go.
In the fall of 2002, after a stressful day at work, I snapped at Marc and locked myself in our home office to work on a web application I had been coding on the side.  Marc’s grandmother, […]

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

8 Things to Remember When Everything Goes Wrong

“The best way out is always through.”
―Robert Frost
“Today, I’m sitting in my hospital bed waiting to have both my breasts removed.  But in a strange way I feel like the lucky one.  Up until now I have had no health problems.  I’m a 69-year-old woman in the last room at the end of the hall […]

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

12 Rules for Being Beautifully Human

“There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human – in not having to be just happy or just sad – in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.”
―C. JoyBell C.
Be present, let go of the past, don’t beat yourself up over what you did […]

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

12 Easy Ways to Make Life Simple Again

Life is not complicated.  We are complicated.  When we stop doing the wrong things and start doing the right things, life is simple.

Would you like to uncomplicate your life?  I bet you would!
Marc and I received well over 1,000 replies to our recent ‘subscribers only‘ email series on simplicity.  This inspired me to revisit the […]