4 Superpowers We Ignore

Your purpose is determined in large part by your unique superpowers: your gifts, talents, and abilities. Find them, and run with them. It will bless you and make you a blessing to others.
― Sebastien Richard

What is a Super Hero? I bet if you asked anyone that question they would someone with super human strength, they may even list a few of the following: 

Someone with X-ray vision

Someone who is faster than a speeding bullet

Someone who could Fly or breathe underwater

Well, Batman only has a cape, he really doesn’t have a superpower other than quick wit and nifty gadgets. But he’s considered a Superhero. We all possess Superpowers, in fact, we use some of them every day, they simply go overlooked. You don’t need to be super strong or have exceptional abilities to be a superhero because you already are. We use our superpowers every day. Our abilities are what give us these superpowers.

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6 Truths to Hold On to When Life Doesn’t Seem Fair.

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When everything seems imperfect and your woes seem neverending, have patience. I hate waiting, but patience is not just about waiting for something to happen, it’s being able to control your attitude while you wait. It’s about working hard to make a bad situation better.  This is your life, no one else can live it for you but while you’re living you must also learn to have patience because your actions will speak louder than your words, and your thoughts will be what dictates whether that bad situation turns out to be a positive opportunity or just another bad ending.

How You See Yourself is The Only Important Thing

 

Nobody has ever killed themselves over a broken arm. But every day, thousands of people kill themselves because of a broken heart. Why? Because emotional pain hurts much worse than physical pain.
― Oliver Markus Malloy

We can sometimes be our worst enemy. Lately, I have had more anxious days than days of serenity. My mind overflows with ideas, words of poetry and memories I would like to forget. But I have to remind myself that I’m only human. Time is a process that renews all things and time takes its time because putting the pieces back together when life kicks you down takes more effort than we think. It’s finding the effort and strength which can often prolong the healing process. A wish for us when something overwhelms us is that we can turn the clock back to a time when life was not so filled with anxiety and doubt, where peace of mind was a book or feel-good movie away. Where the best place to be was sharing a joke with your significant other.

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4 Points to Consider When Looking to Change Your Life Story

No man has ever seen a turtle climbing the wall. In order to do the things which are impossible for you, you need to change yourself, and better still, transform yourself into something new!
― Mehmet Murat ildan

Often in life, even the best-laid plans at times need to be adjusted to accommodate the twists, turns, and bumps along the way.  There have been so many struggles in my life, too many to count and most I’d like to forget. I would like to say our struggles have made us stronger. But do they?  How does pain strengthen the soul? How do struggles strengthen the spirit? 

Each morning you get out of bed can be a struggle to find something positive to look forward to, even the happiest person you know, at the back of their mind sits some doubt, some fear of just being.  Some people are content with making the best of it, and some people look for an alternate life. They look on the other side of the fence and notice the view seems better,  we all long for greener pastures rather than working on the one that has comforted us for so many years.

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Turning Adversity Into An Advantage

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Life is filled with painful moments, personal trauma and tragedy – like illness, the death of a loved one, loss of a job, or an unexpected breakup of a relationship. These can all leave their scars. They at times can break the spirit, mark the soul and leave the heart in a million pieces.  What doesn’t kills us makes us stronger right? Well, in your moment of strength, those tiny pieces that have become the casualties of whatever broke you, are gone! Your only hope is to pick up the pieces that remain and move on. This is when the reality of deciding IF the capacity to be happy again and become stronger to move beyond those hurt is truly there.

 

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Finding What Love Means To You

The problem is; We look for someone to grow old together, While the secret is to find someone to stay a child with! -(Charles Bukowski)

As adults, many times we take love for granted and never appreciated it until it’s gone. We trade love for pleasure, currency and satisfying the ego. When we fall in love we want it to last forever but somewhere along the way we forget the true meaning of love and that love gets lost, sometimes it even fades. Maybe instead of asking, ‘what can love can do for me?’ You should be asking, ‘what does love mean to me?’

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What’s Your Love Language?

“love is always a choice.”
― Gary Chapman

Love is a fragile thing. Many times people have no clue how fragile of a thing it is until it’s gone. When people think about love, they think of hugging, taking care of their partner, and maybe spending some quality time together. What we don’t think about,  is how to keep the novelty alive, how to keep the fires burning. There are so many ways in which we express love, but sometimes the love language expressed isn’t one the other person understands. One person can be speaking the language of caregiving, this is the most common language for a long-term partner, husband, fiance, or boyfriend and the other person is craving some other language. This is when both parties get lost in translation. What happens when the language becomes so ordinary that the other person gets completely lost in your language and finds another’s love language more stimulating? The language of affirmation, excitement, quality time!  You should never assume that taking care of your partners is enough to keep them interested, happy, or satisfied. There’s always something more that people crave, sometimes they don’t even know what this craving is until it’s offered to them by someone else, then that Ah-Ha moment hits, and they realize, this is how I want to feel for the rest of my life.

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