• Flower background with the poem Mary, Mary quite contrary
    Create the Life You Want

    7 Lessons of Self-Growth from a Plant

    Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary is a popular nursery rhyme about gardening. Mary grows silver bells, cockle shells and pretty maids in her “fantasy garden”. If you have ever tried your hand at gardening, you know that there’s something enjoyable and frustrating about the entire process. Basically, plants need sunlight, water, and some tender love and care to properly grow and flourish. If you really think about it, the same principles can be said about our own self-growth. There are similar principles that we must abide by to avoid stagnation. We should appreciate the process that a seed or a seedling goes through to become a beautiful, sometimes edible plant and…

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    Self-Improvement and Personal Growth

    What would you do if you are trapped in an environment that you do not wish to be in? What if you are sick and tired of your job? What if you feel as if life is passing you by? Hmm… Is it possible to take inspired and motivated action to appreciate your present situation and create the life you always dreamed of? The answer is a resounding YES! That’s the entire premise behind this blog. But, it’s not that easy.   You will have to come out of your comfort zone to discover potentials and opportunities waiting for you.   You have to conquer your fear and take calculated…

  • The poem Journey by Mary Oliver is a layover on a picture of a highway
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    Self-Improvement Is Calling You

    I absolutely love The Journey by  Mary Oliver! Yes, I know. The poem often appears in self-help books or on self-development websites, and in my opinion, it should. Why? Because it is a reflection of my own story.  There was a time in my life I felt unfulfilled although I was a mom, wife, friend, etc. I had a good job and a decent social circle. For the most part, life was good. However, an emptiness still existed. It was an emptiness I couldn’t really identify. This feeling existed for some time even though I tried to ignore it. I told myself that I shouldn’t feel this way. I am…