Motivation Monday

{Motivation Monday} It Hurts Because It Matters

Everyone has a story to tell. We are all wounded and living in our pain. I’ve seen several friends who are experiencing loss, a lack of motivation, sorrow and depression. I’ve read and responded to their posts on Facebook. I’ve noticed their tweets and hashtags on Twitter. I’ve felt their pain and despair. You know my name, not my story. …

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When Life Gives You Lemons…

It’s no secret that I watch a fair amount of television. Most of my time is spent watching shows on ABC, E!, HBO, A&E and Bravo TV. My favorite shows include Secrets & Lies, Silicon Valley and Southern Charm. I was initially drawn to Southern Charm because it’s filmed in Charleston, SC. While I’ve never been to Charleston, I have a …

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Fear: Do Something That Scares You

As I continue with my 2015 series on GROWTH, the above quote spoke to my spirit about fear. It spurs us to take action. Do something. It gives us a time frame – everyday. And, finally, there’s a challenge. Each day we should be doing things that make us uncomfortable, stretching beyond our limits. We are stepping outside our comfort …

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One of My Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes

The quote above is one of my favorite Dr. Seuss quotes. It’s from the book “Oh the Places You’ll Go.” I’ve often seen this book gives as a graduation gift for those leaving high school and/or college. Dr. Seuss provides life advice on the ups and downs you’ll face as you embark on a new journey on your own. The …

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Motivation Monday: Live your Dreams

We go through each day seeking, searching, living and growing. But, how often do you dream of what you want in life? Once a day? Several times a day? Dreams are aims and aspirations. I like to describe them as “goals unattained.” Or, better yet, dreams are goals that are waiting to be achieved. What are you doing to live …

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{Motivation Monday} Rough Seas

Think back over your life. Remember a time when you were “going through.” Remember a time when things were not as you planned. Remember a time when what you were struggling. Are you thinking? You may have several moments that come to mind…from the past month. I do. SEE ALSO: Motivation Monday: Happiness, Journey or Destination?   I challenge you …

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Motivation Monday: Let it Go!

“Your past doesn’t dictate what your future will be.” ~Jillian Bullock I saw this quote on Twitter as a tweet from Bershan Shaw, Certified Life Coach and Founder of URAWARRIOR.com. I was first introduced to Shaw earlier this year as a star of the Love in the City television show on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network (thanks, Oprah!). The quote …

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Top Five Quotes from Nelson Mandela

Last week the world lost a great leader in history. Nelson Mandela passed away. He was 95 years old, and on December 5 he earned his wings in heaven. I was familiar with Nelson Mandela and quietly watched his influence for many years. In high school, we studied Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but only briefly discussed Mandela. I knew of his …

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Motivation Monday: Learn Something New

I am a strong believer that you never stop learning. You may not take formal classes or courses every year, but you are continually learning. We learn at our jobs. We learn at church. We learn from our family. I learn several things from my nephew – the latest kid shows, etc. This time last year I took a Spanish class …

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