You probably can’t go to a store or hop on social media without a reminder to “stay positive”, “smile” or “create your own happiness”.
And although we absolutely need those reminders with the negativity, stress and fear surrounding us daily, sometimes they may not be helpful.
You see, life is full of ups and downs.
There is a constant ebb and flow. No one’s life is 100% happy all the time. We do create our own happiness but sometimes things happen that create sadness, grief, fear, anxiety, stress, anger and other emo...
Sometimes you smile when it's the last thing you feel like doing.
Sometimes you smile because someone else needs it.
Sometimes you smile because you want to feel what it's like to be happy for a moment.
Sometimes you smile because you are happy.
Because of the memories.
Because of the future.
Sometimes you smile when you have no idea why.
Or nothing else to do.
It just feels right.
Your heart aches but your lips smile anyway.
You know the depth of pain.
You know the truth of joy.
Because that's what life i...
Two years ago I had just finished my first trip out of the country alone. This was a big deal for me because I didn’t go away to college due to my severe anxiety. I never thought I would travel alone, especially somewhere far away that I had never been before. Additionally, it was a big investment financially and I was taking a week away from my businesses and family.
Yet, the trip was one of the most powerful experiences in my life for so many reasons.
In Costa Rica I met up with a group of women whom I had never met...
I really liked the conversations I had with Shayna and had a connection with her, so the trust in her and the attraction to her HOPE method went hand in hand. Before doing the 6 month program I had done a weekend retreat, which was the first place I experienced the HOPE method, and I really liked it, so I knew I could only stand to benefit from a longer program.
How did the HOPE Journey give you hope in your life?
I was like a boat lost in a storm, and Shayna was like a light...