Nurturing My Goals

Image of MJ and his niece

It has been four months since I declared to all who would read that I will start on a journey towards changing the direction of my life. For those who are reading my blog for the first time my first article can be found at https://www.ig…. The excuses that I once made have decreased and I sense myself going in a direction that I am proud of. There has certainly been a few bumps along the way but I do feel as if my drive has gotten …

The Narrow Way

Image taken by MJ at Saguaro Lake in Arizona

Have you ever taken a class in High School or Uni and slacked off for most of the semester, only to kick it into turbo drive when the year is about to end? You start reaching out to classmates, going to study sessions, spending late nights cramming material. I was fortunate enough to have this work for me for a few of my college courses. There were also times where it didn’t work and I ended with a terrible grade. Both times left me exhausted, and after my third year of University, I vowed to n…

Imposter Syndrome and The Value Within

Image taken by MJ in Joshua Tree

Having spent the weekend in Joshua Tree celebrating the birthday of one of my best mates, I thought about the individuality of everyone there. My weekend housemates were all open and being their wonderful selves. Being in a house of 14 people, I got to spend time with unique personalities with great senses of humor and immeasurable kindness. While enjoying myself, I began thinking about whether I could fit in and be liked by everyone there. A sense of imposter syndrome kicked in, where I though…

Is You O.K.?

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Our personalities have been and continue to be affected by the circumstances of our lives. Having a difficult relationship with family can affect one’s self-view. Growing up without friends can make someone feel that they will be a loner forever. Being laughed at or booed off stage can cause a person to never want to speak in front of others again. Being around violence can give the belief that being violent with people is normal. These scenarios can lead to a life crippled with anxiety, de…

World Kindness Day

Image taken at the Grove Apple Store by the instructor Billy

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 was National Kindness Day. I learned this through a section of the Calm app called Daily Calm. It touched on being kind to yourself and then being kind to others. One thing that comes to mind when I think about kindness is listening. Instead of rushing to get somewhere or lost in thought, being able to listen to others is a great way to show love and kindness. I’ve had an issue where I often gave unsolicited advice to people, to the annoyance of many. Instead of …

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