If You Wanna Grow, You Can Either Walk 500 Miles…Or Read This.

Have you ever heard of the Camino de Santiago? I hadn’t either until I saw the documentary, Walking the Camino, this past week. Walking the Camino follows six strangers as they walk the 500-mile pilgrimage across Spain known as...wait for it...the Camino de Santiago. People walk the Camino, often with just a backpack and a pair of boots, many miles each day, going from hostel to hostel, until they reach Santiago. It sounds like a really neat journey... Or, at least it did before I watched the movie. Seriously, I was like, “Sign … [Read more...]

Before You Judge Someone’s Story, Do This…

I hate commercials, don't you? Well, except for maybe the Domino's Pizza commercial I saw recently that touched on something so important. And that is, how many of us really know other people's stories? Or, better yet, how many of us are assuming we know other people's stories...and are judging people based on these stories we have created? I bet, when many of us think of Domino's pizza makers, we probably think they are just that − Domino's pizza makers. One may even think they lack motivation or ambition in life because, well...they're … [Read more...]

Want To Cure Loneliness? Just Say Hello…

So, how's the weather where you are? It's been pretty unpredictable here, but, dare I say it, I think spring is on its way! Which means warmer temps, lots of sunshine (something I could live with year-round), and more walks at Chastain Park - often with my dad, who loves to walk. I love walks with my dad, because we talk about all kinds of things - life, current events, movies, you name it. But my dad doesn't just talk to me on our walks. He does something not too many people seemingly do these days in our hectic and … [Read more...]

Inspiration Tuesday: What Laura Dekker Teaches Us About Staying True To Our Course

Have you ever taken a road trip across the country? I haven't, but, in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary, my adventurous parents are taking an extended road trip right now, circling the U.S. until they make their way back to Atlanta. I know, sounds fun. And impressive at 70 years old, right? Well it is, but I gotta tell ya - and no offense, Mom and Dad, if you're reading this - but my parents have got nothing on the subject of this month's Inspiration Tuesday – Dutch teenager, Laura Dekker. What makes Laura's story inspiring to … [Read more...]

How To Overcome Envy In Three Not So Easy, But Critical Steps…

Have you been watching the Winter Olympics? I haven’t watched that much of it, except for figure skating and the women’s halfpipe skiing – which I happened to stumble upon while channel surfing. Although a bit boring, it was cool to see a fellow American win the gold medal. Seeing her family’s excitement was really fun to watch. But you want to know what was even more fun to watch? Seeing her fellow competitors’ excitement for her when she won. No envy. No bitterness. Just what looked like pure, genuine happiness for her over her … [Read more...]

Let’s Do A Blog Round-Up: 6 Popular Posts You Might Have Missed And Mustn’t Miss Again

I have a confession to make. And I'm kind of embarrassed to admit it, given we're in the 21st century, but I don't have a DVR. Which means I miss many shows, because I can't record them if I'm out or just busy. I'm guessing you have a DVR, so you're probably not missing too many of your favorite shows. But you may have missed one of my previous posts... Which is why, today, I'm inviting you to join me on a blog round-up! So, grab a coffee or a Coca-Cola, check out the posts below, and pick up a few powerful tips for being your best self! 6 … [Read more...]