Hope :: Losing a Loved One

It’s never easy to lose a loved one. No matter how much time you have to “prepare” or if it’s sudden, losing a loved one is difficult. I’m definitely not the expert on the grief cycle of losing someone – or even something – you love. I can, however, give some tips from my ownContinue reading “Hope :: Losing a Loved One”

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 :: What Do You Need?

And just like that, it’s Monday again. And I’ve missed my deadline. For those of you who wait for my hope posts, I apologize. I didn’t even realize it was Monday until they mentioned it on the tennis my mom has on the tv. Did you know that your comments help me shape my content?Continue reading “Hope :: What Do You Need?”

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 :: 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 :: Why Bother?

Have you ever reached the point where you take a look at everything that’s happening (or not happening) in your life and wondered, “Why am I even trying? Why bother? It’s not like anything is going my way!”? I don’t know about you, but I’ve definitely been there. I’ve been right at the brink ofContinue reading “Hope :: Why Bother?”

Hope :: Why Do Things Have to Change

Change is hard. Oftentimes, even if it’s a good thing, it’s hard and it most definitely hurts. It doesn’t necessarily physically hurt; that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about internal, mental, and emotional pain. Some of the best things in life bring certain pains: marriage (you now have someone else’s habits you haveContinue reading “Hope :: Why Do Things Have to Change”