Tis the season to celebrate

Winter break is my favorite time of the year. Being a student, I just got done with one of the most brutal semester… this calls for celebration people! I cannot emphasize my excitement when I think of having a brown Christmas this year; I am still crossing my fingers tightly. 

As we usher in the holidays and celebrations, driving down the strip and in residential streets the beautiful decorations and lights only say one thing; love and family. What greater gift than having people that love you to celebrate with? I cannot compare. A time to give and receive and most importantly spend quality time together. 

My heart goes out to those that will not be able to be around their families for several reasons; both avoidable and non avoidable circumstances. Nothing feels so good in the world than love. Give love, give gifts, give a smile, give time, give, give, give… It make such a huge difference to the recipient. 

Speaking to one of my residents at the nursing home, I asked her if her family was going to come visit her. The answer she gave weighed on my heart for several seconds before I could respond to her. A well of tears started collecting under my eyelids but I managed to pick myself up and decided to be the rock. She had lost every last one of her family members and she was the only one surviving. I told her how much she was loved at the nursing home and that we were all one big family and are there for each other. The smile on her face was so bright that it could shine up a dark room. That was an epic moment. I am looking forward for so much more. 

This season, make it your goal  to lighten up somebody’s life! Happy holidays everybody…


“Every event in life can be causing only one of two things. Either it is good for you, or it is bringing up what you need to look at in order to create good for you.” – Deepak Chopra

Ladies, have you ever been in a situation where you were feeling trapped.

When you feel “stuck,” the first thing you want to do is struggle.  Flailing about, throwing your weight around, trying harder and harder, pushing against the resistance you feel.  Only these things don’t get you unstuck.  In fact, they tend to make you sink deeper into whatever problem you are trying to solve.

From time to time we all have problems that seem to take on a life of their own.  We try to solve them, but the solution doesn’t come easy.  We try harder to solve the problem, but the harder we try, the more we feel like we…

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Yesterday, today, and forever.

Sometimes I wonder if life is just an illusion. Not to get me wrong, but I appreciate life and the people in it.
The seasons come and go and the previous sight is erased from us. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow can only be hoped for and now is the time left to make a difference.
I should imagine the moment I shut my eyes the current world becomes non-existent. Riches and riches of memories lay in the back of our heads and hopes for the future.
The journey of life has never ceased to amaze me. When you travel down the road of memory, you discover so much about yourself that has contributed to the person that you are.
Every tiny piece of your past builds up to the who you are now.
This is basically a call to build your today around those you want to see in your past. Your present and your future depends on you.

To making each moment count…

Move Toward Freedom

Our life is in our own hands! Isn’t this amazing?

Our life is in our own hands!

All we have to do, is take responsibility!

We are so used nowadays to look somewhere else for help, for love, for mistakes that were made, for pleasure, for pain, for a reason why life just doesn’t seem to go the way we would like it to be, for support, for money, for happiness, for God, for the truth, for peace, for freedom.

But all we need to do, is look inside. The answers are right here!

If we take responsibility for ourselves, we can see that we can help ourselves, that love is within us, that we made mistakes, we can be happy, we can support ourselves, that God is within us, and we can be free!

All we have to do, is believe in ourselves. THAT…

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Very informative.

Live & Learn

We’ve all either given or received the career advice: “Follow your dreams.”  “Do what you love.”  “Love what you do.”

Recently, there have been an increasing number of counterarguments making the case that if we were all going to “do what we love,” we’d starve doing it.

I came across a 2006 post by Paul Graham: “How To Do What You Love” that offers what may be the best thought-leadership on the subject that I have read.

Graham is an essayist, programmer, and investor. In 1995, he co-developed the first web-based application, Viaweb, which was acquired by Yahoo in 1998. He has an AB from Cornell and a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard, and studied painting at RISD and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence.  Graham’s blog is one of the most followed in the blogosphere.

It is an essay (longish for those of us with…

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A wonderful service

It is always a refreshing a moment after a long week of hardships and disappointments, to embark in church and receive that powerful and encouraging sermon. It’s amazing how in an instant that bad feeling could just be lifted away by sitting in a church for a good minutes or so.

Today’s sermon came from the book of Judges 13:26-31. It spoke about the birth of Samson and how it was foretold. He had been chosen by God to save the Israelites from the Philistines.
God gave orders which Samson failed to obey. For as long as Samson obeyed he remained powerful and killed many Philistines, but the moment he disobeyed and told his secret to Delilah, he lost his strength.
God gives laws and orders to lead, guide, and protect us.

But the world has a way to sugar coat sin and make it acceptable and beautiful. Well the bad news is as we continue to celebrate in sin, God drifts away from us and obviously so does His blessings.
When things begin to go in a way that we do not expect we need to stop and look back and question ourselves if somewhere along the way we fell out of the love of God.

The moment we go back and repent and ask Him to have mercy on us, He is always ready to give us another chance and allow us back. Therefore take this moment and figure where you went wrong and allow Him to come in and make it better.

Have a blessed week.

Bold Spirit

“If you can’t be the best, at least be different.”—Niall Doherty

The quote above is actually the title of a video blog by Niall Doherty. I was inspired to write this post as a result of that video and the fact that everyone seems to be saying the same thing: that in order to succeed, in order to beat out the competition, we have to be different. Be remarkable. Be Seth Godin’s Purple Cow. And I agree.

I blog about being bold and things related as I see fit, and the word ‘bold’ does not just mean brave or outgoing—it means being different and standing out from the crowd. You may have read my “Make them say ‘WOW!’” post, which expresses the same idea that having a wow factor will set you apart from the rest.

Remember, if everyone can do it, it is no longer special…

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Doctor Quack

When I turned twenty, I was under the impression that life was going to be a party for the next ten years. I was sorely mistaken. You see… I was warned about a couple things: my metabolism will decrease, I’ll get fatter, academic work will get harder, I’ll have to pay taxes; but there are a lot of things no one warned me about.

So I have written this list, projecting my personal experiences onto my fellow twenty-something friends and colleagues who are themselves possibly struggling with the same things I struggle with in this deeply confusing decade we call our twenties.

1. Twenties are the new teens.

People in their thirties often tell me that the thirties are the new twenties, so what does that make us? Well, unfortunately, as if we didn’t already suffer enough in the confusing and disorienting teenage years, we have to do it all…

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When I Have Time by Sara Rosso

If you’re new here, you should probably read my biography just to give you a better sense of who I am. In short: I do a lot of stuff. I’m curious. I love learning. I take risks. I speak my mind. I dare.

The risks I take are reinforced by a belief that I owe it to myself to at least try. I’ve always seen myself as a bit of a Jack of all trades, rather than an expert in one subject, but I’ve come to believe that’s a blessing rather than a curse. Releasing myself from the aim of being an expert or being perfect at something means that I have the complete and utter freedom to try. And fail. Hell yes, fail. Even often!

But trying, definitely.

I’ve spent a lot of time talking with (girl)friends about what’s next for them. I mentioned that I wanted to have…

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