Motivation Monday – 10.2.17

Motivation-Monday-Nikki-Giovanni-We-AreGood morning and Happy Monday! My heart goes out to the victims, family members and everyone injured by the shooting in Las Vegas. I can’t imagine what it’s like to experience a tragedy like this one, and I pray that the space to mourn, healing and wholeness is gifted to all impacted. America’s truth is being revealed right before our eyes. Let’s pay attention, let’s call it all out, let’s do the work to change it. It’s the only way things are going to get better. 


#NikkiGiovanni#PrayforLasVegas #Mourn #Reveal #Heal#Love

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Discovering Purpose Through Your Pain

You have probably heard that “diamonds are created under pressure” or that pearls are formed due to an oyster’s response to a foreign object/irritant (usually a parasite) in its shell.

Beautiful things, rare things, valuable things are born of uncomfortable, painful situations and experiences.

This is a part of life. It often takes struggle, heartache, destruction, dysfunction and brokenness to mold or build something great, unique, amazing, new, life and world-changing. Continue reading

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10 Things Heartache Taught Me

We often count the days, weeks and months since we lost the ones we love, but it always feels like it just happened yesterday.

Have you ever been through the storm and could feel the sun, just for the clouds and rain to swiftly cover its glory? Have you ever felt like you were just starting to “feel normal”, then another blow to your heart brings you deeper into despair than before? Continue reading

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30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years – Part Two

This week, my lessons for life focus on living your best life and learning to love others. If you missed part one of this three part series, check out 30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years (Part One) now!

  1. Live your truth, there’s no time in life to fake it.

If you’re a blerd, prefer to eat versus exercise, enjoy sci-fi over reality TV, or books over movies; love it, accept it, be who you are, and how you feel like being you. As long as you aren’t hurting anyone else, be you to the fullest extent! Discover, develop and celebrate you! Continue reading