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Daily Inspiration #3: A Change in Perspective

Daily Inspiration #3: A Change in Perspective

Tweet When we go on diets, rules and words like, “Can’t,” and “Don’t,” temps the three-year-old in your brain. Suddenly, all you want is a bar of chocolate when otherwise you wouldn’t even think of it. If you’re trying to make a change in your […]

Daily Inspiration April 10, 2017: Happiness Blooms

Daily Inspiration April 10, 2017: Happiness Blooms

Tweet I’ll be honest. I can’t keep up these days with long, flowing posts. But short bursts of inspiration I can do. After reading Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project, I was inspired to think up quick and simple ways I can bring more joy into […]

Autumn’s Inspiration

Autumn’s Inspiration

DSC01008-3I started this blog years ago with the intention of fueling my own undernourished spirit. Job after job of soul crushing work depleted me. This blog has been life giving and worth every ounce of time I put in it. It’s led to connections, jobs, and podcast interviews. But more importantly, it pushed me to stop living in the lines and start shaking things up a bit.

And then one kid came. Then, another. My freelance writing career took off. I began to live the dream instead of just dreaming about staring out my window typing on a Mac laptop like Carrie Bradshaw.

But somewhere along the way I started to sacrifice my dreams a little. I became the mom that I saw everywhere. The mom who put her kids first and everyone suffered as a result.

I saw author Wes Moore on Super Soul Sunday, which you can view here, this past weekend and was reminded of all the magical, mystical, whimsical dreams I had for myself. In this wise sentence, he stirred something in me:

“I knew it was incredibly risky to go out, but I think I had to make a very conscious decision that I would rather flirt with failure than never dance with my joy.”

How many of us live just getting by because we were taught that there was a single equation for happiness and any diversion would ruin us, put us on the streets, and shame us for life?

Maybe those impediments are placed so we can grow into the fierce people we were meant to become. But if we use it as excuses to stay small and safe, we’re wasting space in the world. We’re wasting the unique, quirky, beautifully messy life we were given. We were given it all for a reason. When we don’t use it to heal others, speak, write, create, we are wasting it all.

I don’t know what my next chapter holds. I know that I will continue to write, make an impact, and pursue what’s scary. I know that I won’t give up on my dreams. The rest is all up to faith.

People let’s spend our energies fueling our spirit and investing in our purpose. Let’s stop overworrying, overjudging and overgossiping! Use it instead to create what you’ve always wanted to do. Even if it’s not perfect right now. Even if it’s not the greatest thing in the world. Do it. Do it because you were meant to do more than live in the lines.

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5 Habits of Successful People You Know

5 Habits of Successful People You Know

Tweet You’re no different from me. You know uber successful people and ones that only talk about success. If you’ve spent any time studying them, you’ll have discovered a few interesting ingredients that separates the two. In order to make all your dreams come true […]

5 Ways to Move Toward Inspiration

5 Ways to Move Toward Inspiration

Tweet Not many people realize it. But inspiration takes work. If you’re feeling uninspired, read these top 10 ways you can lift your spirit, nourish your soul and dig into what really matters. You may find it’s surprisingly easy to get your inspiration on. Jump […]

Forcing Inspiration

Forcing Inspiration

{Etsy print by LoriPlylerArt}
{Etsy print by LoriPlylerArt}

Inspiration often sits at the edge, teetering between busy-isease (sickness of modern times) and sweatpants wearing days.

Many artists would debunk the myth that creativity is something that can’t be worked, talked into, argued into existence.

Maybe I’m a strange writer.

I believe inspiration cannot be forced.

It can be coerced out of its shell.

It can be lured like a wagging rattle in front of a babe.

It can be tempted with sweet treats like good reads, lying around and being unproductive.

Inspiration does not respond at gunpoint.

It does not like to be shouted at like an old school teacher banging her ruler atop a wooden desk.

But it will come, if you let it.

If you schedule it in, as time spent watching the sunrise and set.

If you be still like the trees before a storm.

If you’re so quiet you can hear the sound of a page turning.

If you stare out a window and have enough patience to watch as the clouds disappear into the blue sky.

There she will find you

Calm,

ready,

impatient,

but grateful for her presence

at last.

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Love on a Monday

Love on a Monday

Tweet I’ve been busy writing these past few months. Business is booming, which is always a good thing. Look for my articles in Go Kapolei and the Star-Advertiser in the next several weeks. I’m also [*crossing my fingers] working on a few other magazines, an […]

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