Life: 15 Things to Let Go of in the New Year


We are fearful of letting go of anything that is precious or valuable to us, because we think it is a part of us; a part of us that we can’t release. We don’t want to let go of what we think makes up our identity. But sometimes letting go is  is the only way to move forward and the best thing that you can do for yourself.

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My Journey from a Chain-Smoker to a Marathoner


I have smoked for 5 years and could finish 1 1/2 packs per day. Yes, I was a chain-smoker. When I smoke my first cigarette, I can’t just smoke half of it or most of it, I smoke the entire thing until the burning ash is touching my fingers and then before tossing the already burnt piece of nothing, I take out another cigarette and light the next one with the burning cigarette of nothing in my hand and use that to light that next cigarette.

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Another year older, a little bit wiser, a lot more curious and definitely grateful


I officially turn 28! I’m so blessed and thankful for everything in my life so far… and I look forward to seeing what’s to come. During my reflection this week, I looked back at the last 27 years. It dawned on me that I have had a lot of help in getting to where I am in today, in alignment with my life goals.

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12 Life Lessons that I’ve Learned from Traveling

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It’s no secret that traveling opens our eyes, but today I’ll be sharing with you how traveling has changed me… for the better. I used to be a very rigid person, but traveling has helped me loosen up and expand my horizon. I’ve pushed myself to the limit, eaten new food, learned new dialect, conquered my fear of heights, overall it helped me break out of my comfort zone and enjoy what the world has to offer. Here are 12 life lessons that traveling has taught me.

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“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.” – Jesse Jackson

Self-confidence is often a more important asset than skill, knowledge, or even experience. Without it you can be paralyzed with doubt, guilt, indecision, and go through life rudderless, without aim or meaning.

Those who have enough confidence in their own minds and independence of thought often achieve their goals and dreams in life and can be genuinely happy for someone else’s accomplishments.

Those who lack self-confidence have allowed the outside world to influence their self-perception. They are on the damaging side of events. They view life with all the negative memories attached and typically do not easily succeed in many areas of their lives.

Self-confidence lies within each of us, but building and revealing it is the challenge everybody must face in order to rise to personal and professional success. We cannot give or just take it from someone else. It can be developed, healed, and luckily, we can teach ourselves to be confident.