Everyday Inspiration

Everyday Inspiration

5 Ways to Overcome Loneliness

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.” – Dag Hammarskjold

In our over connected world, there’s an expectation that you constantly need to be doing things like emailing, texting, watching television, shopping – the list is never ending sometimes.

However, these connections aren’t always meaningful ones. Doing things that don’t involve real human connection can leave you feeling empty and alone.

Even though there there’s no instant remedy for overcoming loneliness, you can begin changing your actions which can ease the pain from feeling alone. Understanding loneliness and then developing an action plan, will also give you a new focus that can help you deal with it a healthy way. Continue Reading This Post »

How to Feel More Alive

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Every day is a good day to be alive, whether the sun’s shining or not.” – Marty Robbins

The sun is rising a little later and setting a little earlier these days. Summer is courageously holding on, but it can probably sense that autumn is right around the corner.

Seasons change. And so do we.

But rather than dreading change, you have the choice to embrace what’s next. It’s up to you to live consciously; to celebrate life as it happens and to feel more alive every day.

To help you feel passion, excitement and a sense of wonder with your ever changing life, here are a few ideas that may encourage you: Continue Reading This Post »

50 Ways to Show Your Love

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” – Oscar Wilde

Every day you have the opportunity to show your love. On some days you have many opportunities.

You can show your love to your child, spouse or partner. You can show your love to your best friend, co-worker or someone you just met. Showing your love doesn’t always have to be an intimate expression – it can be a small act that resonates with care, kindness and concern. And these things can only come from a loving heart.

The next time someone asks for love, will you show it? Showing your love is a choice you get to make every day. Continue Reading This Post »

The Three Faces of Forgiveness

posted by Alex Blackwell

“When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.” – Bernard Meltzer

I learned many years ago that forgiveness, and letting go of the anger, frees your soul to be able to look ahead and dream of the things yet to come.

Simply put, forgiveness doesn’t excuse; forgiveness sets you free.

I’ve also learned there are three distinct faces of forgiveness. Each one is wrapped in grace and offers the opportunity for healing, reconciliation and peace. Continue Reading This Post »

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