Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Resiliency of a Broken Heart...


"Someday, someone will walk into your life and make you realize why it never worked out with anyone else" ~unknown

Two close friends of mine have experienced heartbreak recently. It's one of the toughest things that any of us could ever go through. Heartbreak leaves us with such a wide variety of emotions...and those emotions fluctuate so rapidly! One day you think you're fine and that you have finally moved on. The next day, something as simple as a song on the radio or a random memory will trigger a flood of tears.

As with any loss, working through heartbreak is a process...and there are no shortcuts in the process - as much as we wish there were. A common mistake people make is trying to fill the void with another person. I've made this mistake myself and learned a valuable lesson. How can we work on another relationship when we are still in the midst of working on ourselves and building ourselves back up? In the midst of heartbreak, it's good to take the time to work on healing your emotional wounds. Take up new hobbies, hang out with friends and family, change up your routine. It will take time, but you'll eventually begin to feel better than you ever thought you would!

You will love again of course...when you're healed and when you're ready. Once you're fully healed, your heart will be able to open up again and receive the love that you've only imagined! All heartbreaks are mere speed bumps on the road to your soul mate :-)

What have you learned from your experiences with heartbreak?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

What is any ocean but a multitude of droplets?



Conventional wisdom seems to hold that one person cannot truly make a difference in the grand scheme of things. But is this really true? An exchange near the end of the movie "Cloud Atlas" had a profound effect on me. In the exchange, a cynical man tells an idealist “no matter what you do, it wouldn't amount to anything but a single drop in an ocean!” To which the idealist replied “But what is any ocean but a multitude of drops?”
Think about that quote for a second. “What is any ocean but a multitude of drops?”
It may be the most beautiful quote I’ve ever heard in my life. To me, the quote is saying that we are not drops that exist independently of one another, but rather we are all part of the ocean. I believe this illustrates the interconnectedness of every being on this earth.
What does this quote illustrate to you? Can one person truly make a difference in the world?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Romancing the Storm...

Lightning Bolts Thunder Strike
"I get my best ideas during a thunderstorm. I have the power and majesty of nature on my side." ~Ralph Steadman

I love thunderstorms. I always have. I think they are one of Mother Nature’s greatest gifts. Ironically, I find thunder to be a very relaxing sound despite how loud it is. It’s very soothing in a unique way. I love how the thunder begins as a far off rumbling the then gets closer and closer until it fades. Thunderstorms bring with them anticipation and adrenaline.

I also find thunderstorms to be incredibly romantic. Thunderstorms have a way of stirring the romantic within us. The combination of the pouring rain, the rolling thunder, and the beautiful lightning is a recipe for true romanticism.

Do you like thunderstorms?

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Fate or Coincidence...?


“Destiny, with unbiased hands, sows the seeds of fate.” ~ Helen Cifuentes

I have always been fascinated by the fate vs. coincidence debate. To me, there are two different types of people in the world: Those who believe in fate, and those who do not. Those who believe in fate believe that there is a reason for everything. A chance encounter, for instance, is not just a chance encounter to the person who believes in fate. They believe that there is no such thing as an accident or coincidence.

On the other hand, there are those who believe that we mistake coincidence for fate. That a chance encounter is just that, a chance encounter.  That life’s randomness is the simple explanation for things that other people mistake as fate.

Where do you stand on this? Do you believe in fate and destiny or do you think we mistake coincidence for fate?

Monday, June 10, 2013

Namaste

Namaste
Sanskrit symbol for "Namaste"

One of the things on my bucket list is a tattoo. I have wanted to get a tattoo for quite some time actually. 2013 will be the year that I finally get one. After much deliberation, I have decided on getting the Sanskrit symbol for “Namaste”. The word “Namaste” is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another.
As far as location, I am thinking either inner-forearm, below my collar bone, or on my ribcage. I am leaning towards inner-forearm but I am also intrigues by the other two. Either way, I’m excited at the possibilities!!

What are your thoughts on tattoos? Do you have one? If not, would you ever get one?

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Important changes to Blogger that 97.3% of you already know by now

Hi Friends!! As most of you likely know by now, Google Reader is going kaput on July 1st. As in, bye-bye, see you never again.

This doesn’t mean anything changes on YOUR blog – everything stays the same. What changes is that you will lose the blogs you follow via Google Reader (and they will lose you if they follow you that way) unless you migrate your followers to another site.  Most people are doing this through BlogLovin. I did it yesterday and it literally took me five minutes. Easy as pie! 

They will automatically transfer your Google Reader and GFC list over so you can keep getting updates from your favorite bloggers.

Bloglovin will also send you an email update every night (if you wish) with all the current blog posts.

So if you’re looking for a Google Reader alternative, hop on over to bloglovin through this link

My bloglovin’ link is directly to your left. No…your other left. 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

My Favorite Place to Hike...


"If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature, there's something wrong with you" ~Alex Trebek

Sunday afternoon I took advantage of the amazing weather and went hiking at a placed called The Pinnacles in Berea, KY. It is my favorite hiking destination. I normally go at least once per month. Once I arrived at the top, I simply sat and appreciated the view. This is my favorite part of hiking…just taking it all in. Something about the scenery makes you reach into a deeper part of your soul.

I took a moment to just sit there in silence and enjoy the sound of “nothingness”. No cars, traffic, machinery, etc. Just the sound of the wind whistling through the trees and the birds in the distance. It’s amazing what some time with Mother Nature can do for you. It was pure tranquility. The fact that the birds were singing in the distance at the top of their lungs made this experience every bit as powerful to the ears as it was to the eyes.

Do you get a chance to nature hike very often? If so, what type of area do you hike to?