Phenomenal Friday: Life Is Fleeting, Trust The Moment

56304291_2287653367941145_2904522396138471424_nThe purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

There have been many celebrations in the past few months, my birthday March, my daughter’s 20th last weekend. But with those celebrations, there have also come times of mourning as another grand aunt, who was also my surrogate grandmother passed the same day. We celebrated my daughter’s birthday that morning and learned of Aunt Carla’s passing that afternoon. Growing up we had a saying that “merry birds always get their wings clipped.” Which literally translates to, “happiness doesn’t last.” Growing up in a culture and with that belief that any kind of celebration always brought with it misfortune, had forced me for years to suppress my own feelings of joy or happiness for fear that it would bring some dark shadow over my life.

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Today’s Inspiration


Today’s Inspiration


Today’s Inspiration


Today’s Inspiration


Working Towards Real Recovery



Recovery through sleep isn’t going to happen if the majority of the components of your being aren’t getting enough stimulation or resistance to work against. Your brain may be tired after work, but if your body and emotions haven’t been challenged through the day, they’re going to keep irritating you even if you’re asleep. They don’t need rest; they need work for real recovery to take place.”
~Darrell Calkins

Increasing The Power And Value Of Life

The proper mental attitude towards life is to approach life as something that lives more the more it lives. To live properly is to live more; to live more is to increase the power, the value and the joy of life, and while these things are on the increase the tendency to stay young will also be on the increase.

~Christian D Larson