Hope :: What Makes You Breathe?

A lot can happen in a day. A lot of bad can happen in a day. Sometimes, more than anything, taking a deep breath and focusing just on that breath can help our minds put life into perspective… or at least make it – hopefully – seem a little less daunting. When you force yourselfContinue reading “Hope :: What Makes You Breathe?”

Hope :: What’s Controlling Your Life?

It’s somewhat easy to recognize when certain things are controlling our lives. Things like drugs and alcohol can be obvious, though even with that we miss that they can be controlling our lives. Other things, such as perfectionism and anxiety, are more difficult to catch but no less life-controlling. We’re familiar with stress and anxiety.Continue reading “Hope :: What’s Controlling Your Life?”

Hope :: Sometimes it’s Okay to Procrastinate

Hey, y’all! Sorry for the late update. Today, I was busy, and then I had to actually go to work. I realized ten minutes before leaving for work that I hadn’t yet written my post. I had to decide: am I going to sit down and write a sub-par post now, or should I putContinue reading “Hope :: Sometimes it’s Okay to Procrastinate”

Hope :: Keep Pushing Through

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. And again. And again. Life is hard! I don’t care how happy or put-together someone looks. I can tell you from experience that the ones who seem to be holding things together the best are usually the ones who are falling apart the most. I don’tContinue reading “Hope :: Keep Pushing Through”

Hope :: A Bit of Light

It’s easy to think that we’re alone here on earth. We look around and see nothing but bad. Or that’s how it seems anyway. We see all the negative happening and we think: if there really is a God… if there really is a LOVING God, then the world wouldn’t be so horrible. It’s veryContinue reading “Hope :: A Bit of Light”

Hope :: The Last Time

How many times have you said to yourself or others, “This is the last time. I promise.”? It could be about anything, small or major. How many times? And how many times have you repeated that “last time” and then hated yourself for it? I’m going to challenge you to change the way you think.Continue reading “Hope :: The Last Time”

Hope :: Moving Forward

Moving forward is hard. No matter what this statement references, it’s true. Some examples of when it’s hard to move forward: After a breakup After the death of a loved one After a job loss Starting a new job Getting your first car Getting your first home (rented and/or bought) Sky diving Life is fullContinue reading “Hope :: Moving Forward”

Hope :: You Don’t Have to be ‘OK’

How often do you reach the end of your energy? Or feel like you might be drowning a little bit? Or you just don’t feel ‘ok’? And yet, how often do you put on a happy face and pretend everything is fine? Or internally yell at yourself for not doing more? Or for letting yourselfContinue reading “Hope :: You Don’t Have to be ‘OK’”

Hope :: “There’s Something Wrong with You”

9 times out of 10, we find ourselves saying these words to other people as a joke. Usually they’ve done something silly and we want to laugh but don’t want to laugh at the same time and so we say, “There’s something wrong with you…” That tenth time is when we’re hurt or angry andContinue reading “Hope :: “There’s Something Wrong with You””