Hope vs Optimism

It’s funny how so many people tell me I’m optimistic. I literally hear it all the time. My guess is that because I’m a happy, positive person, one typically would assume I’m optimistic. Maybe they’re right, but is that a good thing? It wasn’t until recently that I even knew there was a difference between…

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A Year in the TRIBE!

The end of 2020 was a bit of a struggle for me. It wasn’t really one thing in particular, more like a bunch of shit that had been adding up that was starting to wear me down and causing me to lose motivation. Anyone who knows me knows this is NOT ME! Although I wasn’t…

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Solo, But Not Alone

When you tell most people you’re going to take a trip solo their reaction is almost always the same, “You are?! I could never!!” But why not is my question! Of course there’s the obvious benefits like planning YOUR perfect trip and being the master of your own schedule, but there are so many more…

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The Weirdo In The Hood

It could be in the early morning hours before sunrise or in the evening after dark. I may be wearing a tactical vest, a ruck, or a ruck plate carrier. I’m either walking at a very quick pace, moving with a purpose and attitude, definitely attitude, like I’m going to burst into a smokey dive…

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“Practicing” Compassion

If there’s one thing we’ve all learned these past almost two years, it’s that the world needs more compassion. While it’s true that some people are innately more compassionate than others, did you know it can be learned or enhanced as well. Not only is it important to have compassion for others, but also towards…

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Find Your Passion

You look great! Good for you, because you work so hard…This is something I feel like I hear over and over again from people, but I don’t get it. I mean I get that they’re being nice and giving a compliment, but I guess what I struggle with is the “work so hard” part. I’m…

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Gratitude For The Win

What if I told you that you could be healthier, more successful, sleep better, have better relationships and experience a higher level of positive thoughts like love and happiness. Sign me up, right?!?! This is all possible if you practice gratitude. Yes, it’s literally as simple as that. The idea of practicing gratitude means that…

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Hip To Be Square

There’s the group that works out incessantly to the point where that’s their whole life, the group that seems to always be at happy hour, cocktails flowing on the daily, the group that never goes out or is able to do anything without their significant other. I could go on and on and on. Where…

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Mind Over Matter

We’ve all heard the sayings, “mind over matter” and “be careful what you wish for”, in fact so often that we don’t really stop to think about what they really mean nor believe what the concepts truly are. I recently watched the documentary titled “The Secret” on Netflix. The main message of this is that…

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Lab Love

It’s no secret that I absolutely adore Labrador Retrievers. I’m a huge animal lover in general, but labs are extra special to me which is why I’m thrilled to support such a worthy cause that benefits these lovable creatures! “The Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida (LRROF) is a 100% volunteer Florida state-wide organization dedicated to rescuing,…

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