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True Bravery is Slogging Through & Finishing (Part 1)

By Shelli Johnson | Jun 12, 2019

I always thought of bravery as facing your fears and doing it anyway. I never used to think of courage as simply not quitting, as slogging through when it was hard even if that difficulty had nothing to do with fear. I see now that true bravery really is knowing, sometimes even before you start, …

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Journaling Really Can Save Your Life & How To Do It

Journaling Really Can Save Your Life & How To Do It

By Shelli Johnson | Jun 5, 2019

You might think writing in a journal requires no explanation. Crack it open . . . pen to page . . . done. Except it doesn’t seem to be that easy for some because I know plenty of people who have bought journals or gotten them as gifts then never jotted down a single word …

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3 Reasons Why The Journey Matters More Than The Outcome

By Shelli Johnson | May 22, 2019

It’s always a great idea to have a goal in mind, a summit that you’re striving for, so you know in which direction you need to be headed. Thing is, it’s not such a great idea to put all your focus on the end result of that goal to the exclusion of what’s going on …

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It’s Yourself That You Need To Conquer (Part 2)

By Shelli Johnson | May 15, 2019

I’m saying this again (read Part 1 here) because it’s that important: sometimes the biggest mountain you’ll ever need to face is your own self. That’s especially true if you’ve been defeated. How do you respond to failure? Do you throw in the towel and quit? Do you assign blame? Do you make excuses? Do …

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It’s Yourself That You Need To Conquer (Part 1)

By Shelli Johnson | May 8, 2019

Once upon a time, there was a girl who had a dream, tucked in her ribcage right against her heart. She was afraid of risk, afraid of what might happen if she stepped out to pursue it, afraid of failure. But she did step out, telling herself to have faith, walking in the direction her …

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Foolproof Motivation: You Get a Prize Every Single Time

By Shelli Johnson | May 1, 2019

Motivation is sometimes a tricky thing, especially with so many other (shiny) things vying for your time. It’s easy to get distracted and veer off course. Or maybe it’s fear that’s got you demotivated so that you either slow down and/or don’t even start. Or perhaps, it’s self-doubt, which is also fear just dressed up …

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How To Practice Self-Compassion Because It’s What You Most Need

By Shelli Johnson | Apr 24, 2019

Compassion is what you feel when you see someone else struggling/suffering & your heart breaks for them so you want to help. Self-compassion is turning that same feeling of tenderness/kindness & wanting to help ease the struggling/suffering toward yourself. Self-compassion is what you most need to heal yourself, help yourself grow, and bring yourself peace. …

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4 Reasons You Can Go As Slow As You Want, Just Don’t Stop

By Shelli Johnson | Apr 17, 2019

I’m a huge believer in the power of tiny steps to take you wherever you want or need to go. Tiny steps will get you there slower, sure, but at least they’ll get you there. And in the end, that’s the goal, right? To get where you most want and/or need to be. So if …

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4 Reasons You Need to Give Yourself Permission to Go Slowly

By Shelli Johnson | Apr 10, 2019

I know you may have deadlines, people counting on you, and/or a set-in-stone date when something is happening, but rushing yourself is just putting pressure on an already stressful situation. If you don’t thrive in stressful situations, if you are one of those people who shut down when they get overwhelmed, if you are even …

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