Monthly Archives: November 2012

what constitutes strength?

One of the many definitions that society has for the word strength is “the power to resist strain or stress.” Is that not a different way of thinking about it. Strength is a power, something that we can harness.  Franklin D Roosevelt once said, “When you get to the end of your rope, tie a not and hold on.” It is like when we are at our emotional limit, we need to look at life and say, ” you hit like a bitch” and keep moving forward.
Here is an amazing quote to remember:
” Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.’ We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
So, I come back to this idea of us coming together to help each other be positive.


1.)compliment three random people today who you do not know with a genuine compliment

2.) take the time to call a family member or go see them, a member of the older generation, learn something

3.) think of something you want more then anything and put a picture of it where you will see it everyday

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Are you a victim or are you a survivor?

Everyday we wake up and we have a choice. We have the choice to ask ourselves: Am I a victim of the life that I have lived or am I a survivor? Once you choose which one you are, you step up and you act like it. I am not perfect by any means nor have I led an easy life. If you want to know more about the person behind the keyboard, then read the about me section. If you ever need someone to talk to shoot me a email or a comment. I know what it is like to be there, to be on the other side, and then to be there again and not feel like you are ever going to have it all together. The honest truth is that no one is ever going to have everything together and it is more then just accepting that. Never accept where ever you are in life that you will be stuck that way forever. You make your life, every bit of it. Envision how you want your life to be, and be confident that it will happen. Life hits us as hard as it can, but it is important to not only consider and remember the hard times in our life, but the lessons that we take out of them, and the fact that we are all survivors. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you walked down the street and everybody was just high fiving everyone and hugging and realizing that we are all human and every person has had their struggles. So remember everyday when you wake up, that you are strong enough to face the day and the things that you thought you would never overcome, you have and will again. You are a Survivor!


“Something inside you emerges….an innate, indwelling peace, stillness, aliveness. It is the unconditioned, who you are in your essence. It is what you had been looking for in the love object. It is yourself.”

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