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Get Your Motivation Here: The Secret to You

Get Your Motivation Here: The Secret to You

Need a little motivation today?

We all wake up sometimes and just feel a little off. Maybe you try to do some soul-searching to see what the problem is, or maybe you shrug it off and try to ignore that quiet whispering. I do a little of both, but also try to read or watch something that will give me the confidence and motivation I need to have a kick-ass day.

Here is my secret to feeling empowered and ready to take the day on:

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From Alone, to Asking for Help, to Growth

From Alone, to Asking for Help, to Growth

I have found people rarely admit they need help even when they are desperate for it. There have been times in my life that I felt so terrified of life and its outcomes. One of my greatest outlets in high school was a journal. I wrote day after day trying to release all of the loneliness, hurt, anger and depression I felt.

August 3rd, 2000 – “My heart is heavy and the doors are closed. My my mind remains empty of thought. I have been tangled in the veins of reputation. Why are these veins choking me so tightly? Who will give me the answers I need to heal my soul of this darkness? I have been looking for people to be here in my time of pain, but no one has responded.”

After looking back on all of the suffering that now seems unfamiliar, […]

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Depressed? Angry at the World? It’s Natural.

Depressed? Angry at the World? It’s Natural.

The following was a piece I wrote at age 22, looking back on all the dark moments of my teenage life. Wishing for happiness and to just be ‘normal’ again…

I have paused, feeling rage, during many vulnerable times throughout my journey and thought, “I don’t want to grow anymore! I don’t want to learn. I just want to be at peace, and live my life.” In some moments of despair we question if we are even strong enough to survive our current tragedies. Every time I thought I was at a dead end in my life, unable to grasp onto any part of my True Self that would help me gain sanity, I would find a small break. A break that would give me the faith and courage necessary to keep moving and find the greater Truth of why life is the way it is, […]

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Those Little, Easy to Do, Good Deeds

Those Little, Easy to Do, Good Deeds

I have been around and known so many different types of people through my work as a manager for Vector Marketing. I managed people from broken homes, people who lie, deeply emotionally troubled people, and truly successful people.

The unique thing about my job was that I was able to give all types of people an opportunity to better themselves. When I ran interviews for upwards of twenty people at the same time, I would often look out onto the audience and study people’s faces. Some were worn with history while some were young and bright. I wondered about all the things that happened to those people in their lives that brought them to this point, here with me.

We cross many people’s paths a hundred times a day: standing in line at the ATM, sitting down for lunch at a restaurant, or paying […]

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Now This is How to Celebrate Your Birthday!

Now This is How to Celebrate Your Birthday!

My birthday is this week which made me think back on all the ways I’ve celebrated over the years. I’ve had some pretty incredible moments, but there’s one in particular that stands out as the winner.

Days before my 25th Birthday, I got this idea for a personal way to celebrate my life. I wanted to buy 25 of the brightest and most colorful helium balloons – one for each year of my life. Then I would write my most favorite life memories on some, my hopes for the future on some, and expressions of love an gratitude for people and past moments on the rest. Once finished, I would release all the balloons into the air as a way of releasing the past and unlocking my future.

A few hours before sunset, on the day of my Birthday, I did just that. My mom went with me and we […]

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Your Call To Action: Help Me Influence Teens in a Positive Way

Your Call To Action: Help Me Influence Teens in a Positive Way

Thank YOU for all of your comments and feedback on this site so far! There are few things more rewarding in this world than showing up just as you were meant to, spreading messages to others who search for answers. This is exactly the purpose of this site. It is my ultimate hope we can make this a community site – an interactive site. We have an opportunity to truly create something special. AND, I ultimately want to bring Teenagers into this space. There is so much we can do to influence them in a positive way. Won’t you help me?

Ways you can help – your call to action:

Share Your Story: Whatever you feel to share about your past, present, or future desires. Stories are the easiest ways to teach and relate to one another. You can Share Your Story by clicking here now »
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Oh The Possibilities… “With My Own Two Hands”

Oh The Possibilities… “With My Own Two Hands”

Today, the message is simple. Watch this video and let the words escape into your soul. Think, “What is Possible?” and enjoy…

Artist: Ben Harper

i can change the world
with my own two hands
make a better place
with my own two hands
make a kinder place
with my own two hands
with my own
with my own two hands

i can make peace on earth
with my own two hands
i can clean up the earth
with my own two hands
i can reach out to you
with my own two hands
with my own
with my own two hands

i’m gonna make it a brighter place
i’m gonna make it a safer place
i’m gonna help the human race
with my own
with my own two hands

i can hold you
with my own two hands
i can comfort you
with my own two hands
but you got to use
use your own two hands
use your own
use your own two hands

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Part 1 of 4: What Key Things Did I Learn to Get Me Where I Am Today

Part 1 of 4: What Key Things Did I Learn to Get Me Where I Am Today

In the next 4 posts I am going to share with you 4 key lessons I learned to help me grow into the person I am today…

One, I listened to my Gut.

I’ve learned that if I trust my head and thoughts, I’ll not arrive at the destination I want. Your mind plagues you with “What If” questions. What if they don’t like me, what if I fail, what if they say no… what if I make the wrong decision. You can’t really trust too many mind-based solutions because you are merely guessing your way through the decision.

I’ve also learned that if I trust my heart only, I’ll still not arrive at the destination I want. Your heart is full to the brim with emotion and sensitivity – whether you realize it’s potential or not. Emotion will lead you astray because we all want to feel loved and good […]

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Part 2 of 4: What Key Things Did I Learn to Get Me Where I Am Today

Part 2 of 4: What Key Things Did I Learn to Get Me Where I Am Today

This is a continuation of the series on 4 key lessons I learned to help me grow into the person I am today…

The second lesson is I live with the philosophy that good things happen to good people. Bad things happen to good people too, but that’s life. I’m talking about doing good things to sttract even more good things in your life. Otherwise known as Karma.

I was getting groceries one freezing cold night. When I finished placing the grocery bags in the trunk of my car, noticed that a toothbrush I wanted to buy was sitting at the bottom of the cart. My gut instantly told me that the cashier had not charged me for it.

I walked back inside, stood in another line and paid for my toothbrush. She looked at me as if I was an alien and ended up giving me her […]

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Part 3 of 4: What Key Things Did I Learn to Get Me Where I Am Today

Part 3 of 4: What Key Things Did I Learn to Get Me Where I Am Today

This is a continuation of the series on 4 key lessons I learned to help me grow into the person I am today…

The third lesson is I listen to my “messengers”.

There have been so many random people that have crossed my path to tell me something simple that ended by having a huge impact on my day, month, or even life. For instance, on my 21st Birthday my mom took my sister and me to Las Vegas. Most of my birthdays have not turned out very well for some reason, so she wanted me to have the perfect birthday.

We stayed in a suite at the Bellagio and the three of us had the time of our lives. The day after my Birthday we were walking down the strip together to go to Margaritaville for lunch. I was not very perky that morning […]

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