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thoughts & notes

Change Your Story, Change Your Life!

January 6, 2020

You will never develop courage if you don’t stand in the middle of the battle afraid

and pick up the sword anyways, to defend what is right. You might feel like

you are outnumbered, but heroes always are.

~ Shannon L. Alder ~


December 30, 2019

"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and m...

December 23, 2019

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you,

and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to

your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

December 16, 2019

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty.

The obedient must be slaves. 

~ Henry David Thoreau ~

December 9, 2019

Put your ass where you want your heart to be.

~ Steven Pressfield ~

December 3, 2019

Now is the time of fresh starts.

This is the season that makes everything new. 

December has the clarity, the simplicity, and the silence

you need for the best fresh start you need.

~ Vivian Swift ~

The daylight hours are waning.  The stars glisten bright in the cold night...

December 2, 2019

We must take sides…

Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

~ Elie Wiesel, 1960 ~

November 27, 2019

I've been thinking a lot about shame these last few months...

As survivors of sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence, and so many other traumas, we feel shame, ashamed, and shameful.  But, is this shame really ours to bear? 

First, let's look at guilt...  Guilt is fe...

November 26, 2019

Your genuine action will explain itself, and will explain you other genuine actions. 

Your conformity explains nothing.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

October 16, 2019

"We are constantly changing and any practice meant to serve our authenticity
should reflect our fluid nature." ~ Gabrielle Roth ~

Water makes up a significant fraction of the human body, both by weight and by volume.  As infants, we start out at 75-78% water.  By one-ye...

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