Author Archives: Laurie Johnson

Stop Along the Way

During my run this morning, I spotted a woman struggling to move odds and ends from the back of an apartment building to the front curb. I’d guess she was in her mid 60’s. I shouted, “Need help?” “No, I’m ok,” she said. I replied, “I’m able-bodied, and I’m right here.” Within seconds, she was sobbing uncontrollably. The only words ... Read More »

10 Ways You May Be Wasting Time

Sometimes we waste time on stuff that doesn’t matter. Sometimes our thoughts hold us back. Check out this short list and see if you recognize yourself in any of them. Here are a few ways you could be holding yourself back from becoming your best self:   1.    Playing small like you’re not important.  Let’s face it: If you don’t ... Read More »

Misery Offers Great Insight

Some say happiness is our birthright. I don’t know if I agree or disagree with this statement, so I’ll save that discussion for another writing. If we assume this statement is true … I wonder what life would be like if we all had happiness all the time. Like, we didn’t need to wish, work, or pray for it. It ... Read More »

18 Truths About Following Your Passion

18 tips from smart people

A 22-year-old dancer is not as physically fit as she was last year and her self-confidence is low. She’s incredibly talented and wants to perform. What do you say to someone who has difficulty with self-motivation and self-trust?  She’s has two more years of college and doesn’t practice her craft at all. However, she constantly talks about how much she ... Read More »

I Own That: Taking Responsibility

taking responsibility

I used to be in so much emotional pain. One of the ways I sought relief was to follow advice I had heard for a long time: “Take responsibility for where you are in your life right now.” Click To Tweet At first, I didn’t know what it meant, nor did I know what I was supposed to do. I ... Read More »

Stay in Your Lane

stay in your lane

I’m not good at math. I actually put my hands under the table at restaurants, so I can figure out the tip by counting on my fingers. I realize this is sad. I simply don’t have an acumen for numbers, and I’ve decided not to waste any more time trying to get good at something I’m not. Wasting time wondering ... Read More »

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