Are you ready?

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Happy Wednesday, perpetual transitioners!

Do you ever feel like you’re in a state of constant transition? That you’re on the way to something and never quite there yet? I’ve decided to name this state of being perpetual transition and I believe that the vast majority of us live there. Wanting, wishing, hoping for things that lie just outside of our reach.

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Cultivating Gratitude 2.0

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Has anyone ever told you that what you focus on, grows? That what you appreciate, appreciates? Well, it’s true. It’s one of the main reasons why a gratitude practice is so important for a joyful life!

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Inner Peace Intentions

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Happy new month! Happy May to you all!

I love the fresh feeling of a new month. It’s like a mini new year!

Aside from having to pay my rent, I love starting a new month by setting clear intentions. I find intentions to be so powerful. When you clearly state to yourself and the Universe what it is that you want, you tend to either get it or get clear on the things that are blocking you from it (it’s all a journey!).

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Check Your Bags

 

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I spent this past weekend in beautiful and uncharacteristically sunny, San Francisco (sunny until the last day that is, which is pictured above) for the first time. I learned a lot about the replenishing qualities of vacation. The space it provides in your mind to appreciate your life, your surroundings, your being, and so much more.

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Rebirth, Surrender: A Manifesto

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It was Sunday evening and I was energetically spent from another one of my funks that I could only attribute to cosmic attack. I intelligently decided to reach out to some friends rather than wallow in my depleted emotional state (which is my usual unhealthy course of action). My angelic friend just happened to be heading to church in 45 mins and I knew that seeing her was my best bet for salvation from my inexplicable emotional spiral.

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The Anatomy of Stuckness

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I opened my email this morning to the treat of a quote that pretty much sums up the biggest life lesson I’ve learned over the past 3 months. Bear with me as we may all breathe a sigh of exasperation at how seemingly obvious it is.

Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life — is the source from which self-respect springs.
― Joan Didion, On Self-Respect

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Conviction and the Beauty of Being Alone in Life

Conviction is very very important because you are alone in reality, you are alone in life and it is a beautiful place to be if you make peace with yourself. If you have a good relationship with yourself theres so much to find. We have so many possibilities. We actually don’t spend enough time with ourselves. And many times we fall into the trap to do things so that other people have a perception of who we are.

When you do things with conviction even failure is very bearable. We’re all afraid of failure but if you fail trying to impress someone else or do it for others then it’s terrible, the failure. It wasn’t even really maybe what you wanted to do! But when you fail with conviction, it’s bearable. And at the end of the day you can lie and BS your way through life but… you’re going to end up alone one way or another. We have to make peace with this.

You can have a lot of love but the mystery of life, to me, is the relationship with you and you. As long as you need the others to feel comfortable, you will always suffer from anxiety. And conviction is that place where even if you make a mistake, you are at peace WHILE you make that mistake. And mistakes sometimes are the greatest gifts.”

– Salma Hayek Pinault, “Making Peace With Yourself”, Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations