Mind Ready Monday: Pause, be Happy

Most of the time, the Internet drains me. Too many websites, too much information and too little of it that’s impactful. I spend time browsing useless BuzzFeed articles, like “How Obsessed with Pizza are You?”  I actually took the quiz. Somewhere in between daydreaming about pizza and scrolling through Instagram, the Internet Gods must have known I needed an inspirational boost because I stumbled across my favorite quote, by Guillaume Apollinaire……. Read more

Be the Rainbow

It was always a dream of mine to meet Maya Angelou. As a kid, I wanted to know her because she was a writer. I was a writer, too— and I thought, “Surely, she would get me.” There was a point in my childhood when all I wanted to do was write. On the way to school. At the dinner table. In church. I would leave mass with pages of poetry….. Read more

Love Your Reality More Than Your Instagram Account

For most of us, our lives are a whole lot more public than they were a decade ago because of our digital connections. We all know privacy isn’t much of an option anymore— at least, not if you’re trying to live in 2014. If you don’t have some sort of online presence, whether it be a professional profile on LinkedIn, a Facebook page or an Instagram account, you’re a few…. Read more

Honoring Nelson Mandela: It Starts When Nobody’s Watching

Today I join millions of people worldwide honoring the life of Nelson Mandela. It seems no words will ever do justice in attempting to write about such a visionary. So, I will keep my words brief and instead encourage you to honor Mandela through your actions. I don’t mean merely today. Or tomorrow. Or next month. Rather, I challenge you to consistently live by one of his greatest notes of inspiration:…. Read more