“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity” -Epicurus
What do all human beings have in common?
We are all faced with the challenges and struggles that life brings. At the age of 18, I was sexually molested by an older man. During this time in my life, I became depressed, lost weight, and became very distorted about my reality. The day I came back home to my parents, I was standing at a cross road. I had the option of either allowing this man and situation to negatively affect the rest of my life or to view this adversity as a learning experience and make the necessary changes in my life. The decision was clear. I made the mental commitment that this adversity is a learning experience and I will overcome this challenge. This was the beginning of my personal transformation. I told the universe that I will become a stronger and wiser woman because of this experience. I envisioned a life and marriage that would be truly worth living for.
Where are you heading?
A map has different roads that lead to a certain destination. Let’s just say you wake up one morning and decide that you want to go to New York City but don’t know how to get there from North Carolina. What do you do? You go on your laptop and type in “map quest” to see how long it will take and the directions on how to get there. Once you find out the ETA and how to get to NYC, you get ready and head out the door.
I’ve always thought of myself as being shy and enjoyed spending quiet time reading or writing. It wasn’t until I watched this TED talk by Susan Cain on The Power of Introverts when I realized that are some great benefits of being an introvert.
”In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility” - Victoria Moran
Mindfulness is all about being consciously aware of what goes on in your life. It seems like we are living in a society that is filled with so many distractions. These distractions take us away from enjoying the simple pleasures in life like walking in a park or watching a sunset. Being mindful can help you appreciate what you have and look forward to your future. There are ways to train you to be more mindful, whether it’s during work, at home with your family or while out on a jog. You can become more mindful starting today. Implement these 7 ways in your life and start appreciating your life!
Have you taken a look at your inner world recently? With so many distractions in this world, it’s easy to just “go with the crowd” rather than making the necessary changes in your life. When it comes to personal time, it seems like so many of us forget the importance of taking care of oneself. You may have a busy schedule that does not allow you to have any extra time to yourself. But without taking time to yourself, there is a price to pay. This price may cause you to loose your marriage, job, or even your life. Below are the top 5 benefits of taking time to yourself.
Do you take the time to appreciate your life on a daily basis? Or does it seem like the daily stress of life blocks you from appreciating your life? Appreciation is when you are able to fully recognize the worth and value of “something” or “someone”. When you appreciate a car, you fully recognize the worth and value of your car. Even more importantly, when you appreciate your spouse, you fully recognize the worth and value of your spouse.
Now, being able to know the difference between things and meaningful people in your life will influence the direction of your life. Continue reading