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Author: Nathalie Martinez

Motivation Monday Vibes

Motivation Monday Vibes

Good morning! You’re awake! You’re alive! And yet, most of us are burdened with the issue of dread that comes with Mondays.  We mope around with our coffee mug, feeling sorry for ourselves that we aren’t doing what we want.  So we complain, and make […]

Create Your Own Sunshine

Create Your Own Sunshine

I’ve been blessed with the gift of happiness.  Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve kept a smile on my face.  I can never stay mad about something no matter how hard I try, I’ve forgiven the person before they’ve apologized, or forgotten the […]

Literary Lines of Romance

Literary Lines of Romance

Valentine’s day is only a couple days away.  In honor of love day, I’d love to share some romantic phrases by some of my favorite authors. Thankfully, I stumbled upon a literary gem. The extremely well read, writers over at Stylist.co.uk, have come up with […]

Day 3: Do What You Love!

Day 3: Do What You Love!

I’m taking a creative writing class.  Just for fun.  I enjoy it so much.  The professor gives us prompts in class, and we write together then read our work.  For homework, we make strides toward finishing our novel that we created in that class.  I […]

DAY 2: Visualize

DAY 2: Visualize

Visualize your goals as if you’ve already achieved them.  Then you will see the universe conspire to bring you opportunities to help you accomplish your goals. When you visualize something happening in your mind, your mind can’t distinguish it from real and your imagination, and […]

The Importance of a Vision Board

The Importance of a Vision Board

During my workshops I always discuss the importance of visualization.  When you visualize, your brain sees no difference from you actually doing it.  When you put something up on your vision board, an image of something that you declared you want, it creates a conflict […]

Day 1: New Habits to Adopt

Day 1: New Habits to Adopt

7 Days of New Habits to Adopt! Welcome to day one! We’re already in mid January, and I’ve decided to start this challenge to get you on the routine to becoming your best self! Put yourself on your to-do list: “We need to do a […]

Gravity

Gravity

It’s only gravity – don’t let it bring you down. The World will send you challenges, disappointments, and situations you’d rather not be in. The truth is life gives you tests so that you can grow. No test comes without purpose, and every obstacle can […]

Believe in Yourself

Believe in Yourself

Believe in yourself! If there is something that you want to do, you are meant to do it.  As cliche as this will sound, you can do everything that you set your mind to.  The desire placed in your heart is there because you were […]

The Company You Keep

The Company You Keep

I wrote this back in 2013 and this still rings true. Growing up, my grandma used the phrase over and over again, “I would rather be alone than in bad company.”  I always agreed, and believed that yes, of course anyone would rather be alone […]