Why It’s Important to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

30 Days of Gratitude

Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are. Choosing authenticity means cultivating the courage to be imperfect, to set boundaries, and to allow ourselves to be vulnerable [...] Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy, and gratitude into our lives. - Brene … [Read more...]

18 Free Places to Find Great Stock Photos

18 Free Places to Find Great Stock Photos

As a blogger I find myself needing stock photos pretty often. I love using them. If you aren't sure how, look above, or here, or here, or here, for examples of how I use them around my page! But I had a hard time, when I was first getting started, figuring out where I could safely get a free stock photo. Most of them are way out of my budget, or illegal to use because of a copyright. Then I … [Read more...]

It’s All in Your Perspective

Abraham Lincoln

Psst! In case you've missed them you can catch up with the rest of my 30 Days of Gratitude series HERE! This is a phenomenal quote. {Side note: also a phenomenal picture. I've never seen it before, but it really just connected with me so much more than any photograph I have ever seen of Lincoln. Also, please read about the man. He was amazing, and it's truly inspiring to read about him, even just … [Read more...]

Rejoice in the Way Things Are

30 Days of Gratitude

Psst! Missed parts of the series?? You can catch them all here! Two days ago I shared a brilliant quote from Lao Tzu: If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never truly be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world … [Read more...]