5 Essential Ways to Replenish Your Spirit There are times in our lives when our plates are full and we are overwhelmed. There may be many contributing factors or it may be a single event. Add to this that our culture doesn’t sanction taking time away from work to collect ourselves inevitably adds strain to our composure and well-being. A symptom of finding ourselves in a place of overwhelm or in an uninspired state is that we begin to disconnect from our core self. We start to lose touch with our essence. You may continue to do the things that are required of you, dutifully going to work and handling the responsibilities of your life but you’re not fully engaged. You’re tired. If you’re being honest, you actually feel exhausted but you have to keep going and keep doing. … [Read more...] about 5 Essential Ways to Replenish Your Spirit
Self Growth & Development
How To Keep Your Spirits Up When Life Comes Crashing Down Is your life dumping on you at the moment? Are you wondering when your life is going to get on a better track? Keep reading because this is why I wrote about how to keep your spirits up when life gets challenging. Life can really suck sometimes and it’s natural to feel like you’re the only one having it hard. You're not alone, Courageous One. I feel like I’m always saying the line above but for some it bears repeating, especially for those whose paths are marked by challenges; those who are on roads less traveled (and not necessarily b/c it's intended); those who feel a little different than others, a little bit on the outside you could say. It really can feel like you’re alone. But the key word … [Read more...] about How To Keep Your Spirits Up When Life Comes Crashing Down
Becoming Aware of Self Comparison: Is Comparing Yourself Hurting You? Whenever I compare myself to others, it usually leaves me feeling bad. Rarely does it leave me feeling good. Feeling good is when I’m comparing myself to someone I admire and respect. They have demonstrable traits that I can learn from. They are healthy examples for me. They are visual representations of what’s admirable and an aspiration. Who they are does not make me feel like I’m less or that I’m not good enough. The times I feel bad are when I’m comparing myself to someone who I don’t even relate to. Here's what I mean: Superficially, I may relate to the person. For example, say they identify as a female, like I do. Or say they identify as a woman and a Latina, again like I do. Or say they are a … [Read more...] about Becoming Aware of Self Comparison: Is Comparing Yourself Hurting You?
I never thought about loving myself. Have you? Not too long ago, my life started to take a nose-dive. We're talking a downward spiral. I had this knowing that somehow, I was losing the lifestyle I'd been living for awhile. Like it was time to let it go. 😧 In a dark night of the soul, I could actually see more clearly than I’d been able to see in quite a while. I could see that everything I was doing was motivated to take care of others, first. I put everyone around me ahead of myself. It was: first take care of others, first make sure everyone else is good, first love others and then maybe me. Man. What the heck happened? I fell in between the cracks. How? I didn’t even notice. 😔 I realized that I was thinking, doing and going for everyone else and what … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why Self Love Is Essential