The key to happiness - or that even more desired thing, calmness - lies not in always thinking happy thoughts. No. That is impossible. No mind on earth with any kind of intelligence could spend a lifetime enjoying only happy thoughts. They key is in accepting your thoughts, all of them, even the bad ones.… Continue reading Intentional Thoughts
“Intentional living is the art of making our own choices before others' choices make us.” ― Richie Norton The Art of Intentional LivingMany of us live our lives allowing others to make decisions for us. We are Christians because our parents made us go to church as children. We become doctors or lawyers because we… Continue reading 5 Ways to Live Intentionally
"A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow." - Shakespeare Holiday Blues The Holidays can get pretty tough on some people. Especially, if you inadvertently binge watched a whole bunch of corny, lovey dovey, Christmas Netflix… Continue reading The Power of Friendship
When you seem frustrated or unhappy with a given situation sometimes people's go to response is, "you just have to learn to be content." Others, will tell you, "don't you dare settle for your current situation!" So which is right? What is the difference between being content and settling? To be content means to be… Continue reading Peaceful & Happy
"Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There's going to be stress in life, but it's your choice whether you let it affect you or not." - Valerie Bertinelli I've opened about my battles with depression. An update - yes, I am still taking antidepressants and going to therapy. Has it made… Continue reading We Will Be Happy!
5 WAYS TO COUNTERACT NEGATIVITY HEAD ON So, the other day I was minding my own business, running around being a busy bee per usual when out of no where this comment was thrown at me: "You look like a line backer, you've got fat girl arms!" The deliverer of this lovely message went on… Continue reading Good Bye!
Mejor solo que mal acompañado. (Translation: It's better to be alone than in bad company) - Unknown (but my mom is always saying it, so it's a wise saying) My last serious relationship was about 8 years ago. I am 28. In the meantime, I worked full-time and earned a bachelors degree and then a… Continue reading Through the Lens of a Single, Nerdy Girl
Do all the good you can & create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside. It is inner beauty which matters most. Dr. Anil Kumar Sinha Value your beauty! I have to remind myself this every single day and I am sharing this message with… Continue reading Painstakingly Beautiful
Define yourself as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is an illusion. - Brennan Manning Throughout my life I struggled greatly with love and I lived unhappy for a very long time. See, one of the biggest lies I ever believed was, "you are not loved." When you believe… Continue reading Define Yourself
"But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that… Continue reading Even When!