The only thing we can control is the meaning we give the events of our lives. Mastin Kipp
I’ll be the first to admit, I’m a big storyteller. I love stories. I love to listen to them, watch them, read them, and then retell them. Storytelling is an art form I admire. A great storyteller is relatable, has charisma, passion and a disarming personality. They captivate you with their words, charm you with their imagination, and keep you eager for more.
So, what does storytelling have to do with your life? Let me explain. [click to read more…]
The common denominator in all your relationships is you. -Unknown
After hitting a wall in the dating department a couple of months ago, I decided to scale it back. WAY back. I did end up going to Austin on a whim (my favorite kind). Mission? Find out more about the mysterious motorcycle guy I met in the gas station in Don’t Remember The Name Of The Small Town, Texas. Before getting on the plane I made a conscious, concerted effort to drop all expectations. I would show up and be present. And enjoy myself. And learn about him without the filter of, “Are you going to be my boyfriend now or what?” [click to read more…]
We see things not as they are, but as we are. The Talmud
Maybe there’s no such thing as enemy. Maybe no one’s vying for your demise so much as their own ascension. Maybe the idea of having opposition is your desperate explanation for why you face conflict you don’t understand. Maybe your self-consciousness is behind why you feel judged by others.
Maybe becoming your biggest fan will destroy whatever you perceived was against you. [click to read more…]
It was then that I carried you. God c/o Mary Stevenson
Today marks a momentous occasion for me for two reasons. First reason: I completed one full month of backpacking solo in South America and I’ve only just begun my year-long tour. [click to read more…]
If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Mary Engelbreit
Are you your biggest enemy? I’m a failure. I’m never going to amount to anything. I’m going to fall flat on my face. Everyone will laugh. More often than not, this is how we talk to ourselves. But that might not be all that bad. Sometimes we need to hear the harshest things about ourselves to get to know our fears and explore our sensitivities. [click to read more…]
A simple note. Words to ponder…
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Sometimes it’s not about what we see with our eyes. Hear with our ears. Or touch with our hands. Sometimes it’s only about what we feel inside.
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