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Why the Outside Matters Too

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. ~ Siddhārtha Gautama People say the outside doesn’t matter, that it’s the inside that counts, and of course there’s some truth to that. But even as God was cleansing my heart and mind and building my character, even as He freed me from drug addiction and abusive relationships, I struggled to hold my head up. My outside didn’t match the changes happening on the inside. Though my [...]


When a Setback is Preparation for a Comeback

If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free. ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh When the recession hit a few years ago, a lot of people found themselves struggling to keep the possessions they thought belonged to them. People went without food to try to pay their mortgages and hid cars from the repo man. I found myself in a similar position when I suffered a financial setback. I thought the $3000 [...]


Are you prepared for opportunity?

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.  ~ Seneca Not long after I moved to Atlanta from Pennsylvania, the friend I was staying with ran out of patience with me, and I ended up homeless. I was working in a salon, but not making enough money yet to get my own place. Some nights, I stayed in a shelter. Other nights, I’d sit in a Waffle House all night. Even though I’d fallen from running the hottest salon in my hometown [...]