My Eye of the Storm

Passionately be at the helm of your own ship. You are not a message in a bottle waiting to be drifted to a foreign land. An epic journey awaits you if you simply pull out your sword and bravely unfurl the sails.

Validation

Feelings are ever-changing and maddeningly, unaffected by logic. Yet paradoxically, sometimes the only thing that can help change someone's emotions is the simple acknowledgment that their state of mind is real and that it is okay.

Be F*cking Nice

It might not be the next day or even the next year, but eventually, the tiny seeds of positivity that you plant will bloom, and the winds of life will blow those second-generation seeds back into your own garden right when you need them.

Intentional Adversity

I listened to a snippet of a podcast today from Lewis Howes in which one theme was "we don't grow when things are fabulous".  In other words, we tend not to expand ourselves when things are already going pretty great.  It is only when we face hardship that we truly test our inner mettle and... Continue Reading →

Master the Forge

While I was being productive browsing Instagram the other day, I scrolled past the following quote: Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking. -William B. Sprague I absolutely love this.  In other words... Don't wait for the skill, create the skill.  For much of my life,... Continue Reading →

Optimal Connections

Tonight's thoughts have been about our day-to-day connections; specifically, what it takes to create optimal relationships.  These thoughts were spurred by a small act of kindness that I received this morning: I had 3 minutes to go until my first period class started, and the copier was acting like a spoiled brat.  Since I have... Continue Reading →

Optimization=Personalization

As I have been setting up my foundation for 2017, I keep coming back to the question "HOW will I make my life optimal?"  I already know WHY I want to make it the best it can be, but what does that actually look like? There are some people who cannot wait to ditch their... Continue Reading →

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