Hope :: Dealing with Disappointment Part 2

So, last time, I talked about acknowledging your feelings and then letting them go. That’s just the start of dealing with disappointment. Yes, we have to let ourselves feel the feels. However, letting go of the feelings doesn’t really fix the situation. I should know. I have a bad habit of “letting go”. In reality,Continue reading “Hope :: Dealing with Disappointment Part 2”

Hope :: Give Yourself Grace

I’ve talked about this before, but it becomes really important to me when I’m the one falling short. My Hope blog posts are supposed to come out every Monday at 4pm EST and my Education blog posts are supposed to come out every Friday at 4pm EST. Usually I do a pretty good job atContinue reading “Hope :: Give Yourself Grace”

Hope :: Your Circle

Who is in your circle? No, I’m not talking about your social circle. Your peer group. Your family. I’m talking about your circle of people that you feel closest to and with whom you can be completely honest. Do you tend to share your secrets with everyone? Do you share with absolutely no one? BothContinue reading “Hope :: Your Circle”

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 :: 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 :: Just Be You

You are amazing. Just the way you are. You don’t need to do anything to make others accept you if you’re truly being yourself. I wish I could put a real mirror here in this post so that you could be seeing yourself as you read these next words: You are beautiful. You matter. YouContinue reading “Hope :: Just Be You”

Hope :: Living in the Moment

I don’t know about you, but I often find it very difficult to stay right in the moment. I dwell on things that have already happened or I look ahead to what could be… It’s not necessarily a bad thing to remember the past or look to the future. However, resenting or ignoring your currentContinue reading “Hope :: Living in the Moment”

Hope :: Using Busy-Ness to Keep from Thinking/Feeling

Ouch. Yeah, read that again if you need to. If you’re like me, you stay busy to keep from thinking. Worse for me is to keep from feeling. I don’t like to feel my feelings, especially if they’re negative emotions. Double ouch. What I’ve learned throughout my life, though, is keeping busy doesn’t help youContinue reading “Hope :: Using Busy-Ness to Keep from Thinking/Feeling”

Hope :: I Don’t Want to Do Anything

You’ve had those days right? Or weeks… months… years… Those seasons in life where you just can’t get yourself motivated to do anything except curl up like a burrito and watch tv or read or stare at the wall? I can tell you that I’ve definitely been there. I struggle with it often. For me,Continue reading “Hope :: I Don’t Want to Do Anything”