What Is Hope?

What Is Hope?

Hope is a word that is almost as abstruse as love. A four letter singular word that has the power to make us feel like we can keep going. Hope keeps us from giving up. It is like a person in the back of a broken down car who keeps on pushing the car uphill. W...

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Why Fear Is Controlling Your Life

Why Fear Is Controlling Your Life

At the gym this morning a guy next to me began telling me a story as I was wiping down one of the bike seats before I began using it (you know, for safe precaution of any germs). He shared with me how he got a staph infection from the gym and showed me how h...

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Originality Vs. Authenticity

Originality Vs. Authenticity

My first book of 2016 is Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. As I am turning the pages, deep into the storyline I see big bold words that read: ORIGINALITY VS AUTHENTICITY Whoa. I took a long pause. Then it hit me. When...

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My 10 New Year’s Resolutions You Should Copy

My 10 New Year’s Resolutions You Should Copy

The new year is a wonderful time. There is so much hope and joy in the air. Hope that the coming year will bring more happiness, better health, more riches and an abundance of love. The new year symbolizes a time to take action in our lives and make positive c...

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5 Gifts That Keep On Giving

5 Gifts That Keep On Giving

The holiday’s have always been a happy time for me. I can listen to Christmas music for weeks and watch all the same Christmas movies year after year. (Home Alone & Elf are my fav) But this year is a little different… well, a lot different. I&#...

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Freedom, What Is It? (poem)

Thoughts race through my mind day in and day out. Wondering what this life is really about. I see hate, blame and war too many places. I see fear, regret and shame on too many faces. Is this what freedom is? It seems like a pretty messed up biz. We may be free...

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16 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Yourself in 2016

16 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Yourself in 2016

IF YOU WANT SOMETHING YOU’VE NEVER HAD, YOU MUST BE WILLING TO DO SOMETHING YOU’VE NEVER DONE. – THOMAS JEFFERSON 2015 is coming to an end and i’m sure many of you are beginning to plan for the coming year, with high hopes that it will be bet...

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How I Made My Experience at Art Basel a Memorable One

How I Made My Experience at Art Basel a Memorable One

Last weekend I attended Art Basel in Miami. I spent some time at the Vanity Fair Social Club and then explored the Wynwood art district. Despite all the rain I was able to get a few hours of some dry weather. Throughout the day I witnessed incredible artists ...

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How To Feel Connected In A Disconnected World

How To Feel Connected In A Disconnected World

There are times when I just want to hide away from the world because I feel like no one understands. No one understands the pain i’ve been through, the hurt I feel, and the loneliness i’ve experienced. Then there are other times when I want the wor...

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Why I’m Celebrating Thanksgiving With Friends

Why I’m Celebrating Thanksgiving With Friends

This year on Thanksgiving my mom, dad, sister, and I are headed to a friends house to have Friendsgiving! This will be the first time we are not with my aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. The reason- we are choosing to surround ourselves with people wh...

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Periscope Movement For World Kindness Day Reaches 1 Million People

Periscope Movement For World Kindness Day Reaches 1 Million People

On Friday, November 13th we celebrated World Kindness Day, a global 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good.   I asked Periscope users from around the world to help me ignite a movement of kindness by performing a rand...

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Why You Should Trust Yourself When Others Tell You No

Why You Should Trust Yourself When Others Tell You No

When the world says you are not good enough, get a second opinion.   How many times in your life have you been told “no”? No, you can’t wear that to school. No, I don’t think you’re pretty enough. No, you’re not good en...

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3 Simple Steps To Change Your Environment So You Can Blossom

3 Simple Steps To Change Your Environment So You Can Blossom

What type of environment are you living in? Is it one that is expansive, allowing you to grow and spread your wings? Or is your environment prohibiting you from accomplishing your dreams?   I ask this question because the environment we choose to live in ...

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Top 10 Lessons Learned For The Social Media Enthusiast

Top 10 Lessons Learned For The Social Media Enthusiast

This past weekend I was in Orlando, FL speaking at IZEA Fest, a 3-day interactive event designed to educate, inform, and connect social media enthusiasts. I was alongside some of the biggest brands and social media influencers including EXTRA TV host Mario Lop...

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