Inspirational Quotes

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” Lao Tzu.

This has to be my favorite and most reassuring quote. I firmly believe that on any kind of day, this quote can rest my mind and put me at ease.

Photo by: Lucy Jones

It is easy to get caught up in daily activities, whether those are negative or positive experiences, it is undeniable that we all get worried and uneasy at times and find ourselves overthinking.

I use this photo that I took on a day when I felt completely present in my life. I hiked to the top of Wayuh Bald in the Nantahala National Forest and felt liberated, peaceful and awake. I felt so small compared to the mountains that were right in front of me and realized how small my “problems” are compared to what many people go through daily.

As much as it is easier to say “everything happens for a reason, not too worry. That doesn’t relieve the pressure people face everyday, including myself. This quote puts everything into perspective and allows me to take a deep breath and realize that I cannot change the past or worry about the future, but to be present and live for today.

Stay focused and live in the present. That is what I got out of this quote and it motivates me daily to do nothing less.







Thoughts on Binging Netflix

Binge watching (noun): the practice of watching multiple episodes of a television in rapid succession.

As a current binger on the television series ‘Scandal,’ I can fully vouche that this a real thing and it can be unhealthy. The key is giving yourself breaks and being a good multitasker.

I think it is almost impossible to stop watching this. Shonda Rhimes created this series airing in April 2015, but I never thought about giving it a chance until I watched another series Rhimes created in 2014, ‘How To Get Away With Murder.’ I began that series and was instantly hooked, but only for the first two seasons…after that, I lost interest.

Until a friend of mine told me to give ‘Scandal’ a shot and by the end of episode one, I was obsessed.

Kerry Washington (aka) Olivia Pope is a successful, confident and bold woman who is the best fixer in D.C. She doesn’t just fix problems, she fixes people. I won’t ruin the show by giving details, but I highly reccommend giving the show a chance.

You will admire the determination and motivation Olivia Pope embodies. This show has given me the ability to be motivated and stay focused to reach the goals I have set for myself and to never give up. I appreciate how Kerry Washington knows her strength and worth on and off the screen.