Tag Archives | Hope

7 Quotes to Help You Find Hope After the Storm

April showers bring May flowers – so the idiom goes, but who talks about how hard those April showers can be to get through? There are weeks during the year when it feels like the flood tides are rising and all you can do is let go into the current. Sometimes those weeks turn into […]

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From Intent.com: Big Stuff On It’s Way

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” -Henry Ford There’s something unstoppable about a group of people dreaming big in conjunction. It’s like one truly passionate person creates this open door for more and more people to dream big and join the party. It just takes that one to be […]

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What Would You Do With One Second of Carefreeness?

Imagine you could let all of your worries and troubles go for one second, what would that moment look like? A french non-profit called the Mimi Foundation gave 20 cancer patients that chance a few weeks ago. Each patient suffers from a terminal form of cancer. Many have completely lost their hair due to radiation […]

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My Life With Binge Eating – And the Path to Recovery

To an outsider it might appear that my day was just like any other college student. I got up, went to my morning class, grabbed lunch with a friend, went to my afternoon class, worked out at the gym, did some home work, ate dinner, chatted with friends, got a late night snack then went […]

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Elephant in the Room: Inspiring You to Seize the Day

Dear Lovelies, We don’t have a letter this week and I thought I’d try something a little different. Something sort of extraordinary has happened that has inspired me and I’d like to share it with all of you. I’ve been a writer all my life. Not always professionally, but a good pen (preferably blue) with […]

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How to Get Over a Breakup…with a Friend

How many of you have ever lost a friendship? The way I think of it, there are really only two ways this happens: The friendship fades naturally. You actually come up with a concrete reason why the relationship needs to end in order to preserve your sanity, and do everything you can within your resources […]

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‘Bullets to Butterflies’: Using Art to Promote Girls’ Education

On October 9, 2012, Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year-old Pakistani student and education activist, was shot in the head and neck in an assassination attempt by the Taliban. Like people around the world, I was stunned. My shock quickly turned to outrage at such horrific violence against a young girl courageously speaking out for girls’ right […]

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Saving Lives One Bead At A Time

We just heard two inspiring, heart wrenching, gut churning, funny, amazing life stories, from two Ugandan women, Joan and Teddy, who lifted themselves out of dire poverty and suffering by making and selling paper beads. The poverty is huge. For example, Millie lives on $1 a day earned from crushing rocks in a quarry, and […]

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Why Spontaneous Kindness Feels So Sexy

The Dalai Lama says kindness is his religion. Wikipedia says that a random act of kindness is: “…a selfless act performed by a person or persons wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual… There will generally be no reason other than to make people smile or be happier.” Being sexy means something is […]

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Get in the Flow

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a professor and former chairman of the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago, has been working with a concept he calls “flow.” The process of flow occurs when your consciousness matches your goals, allowing psychic energy to flow smoothly. For 40 years, Csikszentmihalyi has been studying what makes people happy, and […]

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