Appreciating Delayed Gratification

So many of us often seek out instant gratification. We want results and we want them immediately. It happens when we go to the gym to get more fit and get frustrated when we don’t see progress in a few days. It happens when we start therapy and expect to figure out our entire struggles after just one hour session, …

Learning to Love Yourself Outside of a Relationship

I often think about my journey with self-love and how most of my life has been spent void of self-love and depending on others for my sense of self-worth. I was deeply reminded by this after listening to Demi Lovato’s song, “Tell Me You Love Me”. I remember when I first heard this song and how I felt like it …

Strength Kept You Fighting Through 2019

This is my last blog post of 2019 and my 52nd blog post this year. Each post shared a different moment—whether happy or sad—of my life to help spark discussions for you with other people or within yourself. Within those blog posts was a life that I lived everyday, full of both blessings and pain. But I’m sure it was …

It’s Okay if You Need a Break from Social Media

It often feels like there is pressure to always be posting on social media, especially if your job requires you to have some type of social media presence. I was actually applying to speak at a conference, and one of the questions asked me what my social media following was, and because of that question, I decided to close out …

There Is Power Within You to Change the World

My entire life, I’ve wanted to help people. The ways in which I’ve wanted to help people have changed over time, but that has always been my goal. Whether it be helping reduce homelessness or reduce hunger or improve people’s health and wellness, or be a support system for one of my teammates or friends, helping others has always gone …

Choose Gratefulness Today and Every Day

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and often times our practice of gratefulness has come and gone as well. With Thanksgiving, we feel thankful for what we have, no matter how big or how small. For many of us, we get to spend time with family and friends and eat lots and lots of food, so inevitably, we feel thankful. We …

You Can’t Control the Weather, So You Might as Well Dance in the Rain

You really don’t know what is going to happen. You can plan and prepare and play the best or worst scenarios over and over in your head. And you still won’t know. You won’t know if it will rain if you are planning an outdoor event. You don’t know what someone’s reaction will be when you tell them something. And …