tbt affirmations pt. 24

“Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.” – Carrie Fisher

tbt affirmations pt. 21

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

tbt affirmations pt. 20

“Nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for…

2016 Top Albums List (half-year top 10)

At the top of this year I published a year end wrap-up series and of that five part series one post contained a list of my favorite albums that came out in 2015. I have decided that I want to continue this tradition and make a list for this year, though we are only half-way…

tbt affirmations pt. 12

“Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as…

The Paradigm of Joy [Contributed Post]

*Penned by Soul/R&B Singer Erykah Badu: There’s this natural instinct we have as human beings. Regardless of our position, religion, color or kind, we all have a primal desire for immediate, and almost unwavering, JOY. Eventually, through the experience of events and circumstance, we learn that this desire just may be unreasonable and unnatural. We…

tbt affirmations pt. 2

“There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or you condemn yourself to being miserable all your days. There will always be people in your life who will try to make you miserable. Don’t help them by doing the job yourself!” — Laurell K. Hamilton

tbt affirmations pt.1

Note to Self: You gotta do this for you. This is for you. This isn’t about anybody. Live for you. Honor you. Never lose sight of that.