It can be hard sometimes to find inspiration around you, especially when you’re just stuck in your old routines and need a change. There are many definitions of inspiration – that could include writing, general beauty, or just a change in your surroundings that makes you stop and think. American Airlines is a proud supporter […]

Have you ever had one of those moments when you are lying in bed, thinking about your day, and you end up going into a trance rehashing old conversations? Maybe early on in a particular day, you had an important moment with your best friend where you were reflecting on a past occurrence that affected […]

Once in a while, there are certain days that stick out as being especially trying. Today happens to suit that description, as this morning, walking through the crowds and the moving-sidewalk mentality of a big city was not working for me. When you feel like even the cashier is impatient as you pull coins out […]

While watching a singer-songwriter I admire singing and playing the guitar in a live video, I was recently reminded of the importance of having dreams. One of my goals in life is to be able to be a skilled musician, to be a braver and stronger performer than I am at the moment. Although it […]

I recently started this interesting book that I found at a used book sale a few months ago while overseas entitled There Are No Accidents: Synchronocity and the Stories of Our Lives by Robert H. Hopcke. After reading the first few pages, I was already sucked into the idea that life is like a story […]

I recently just finished a memoir called My Year With Eleanor by Noelle Hancock, which features a ton of fantastic quotes about change and facing your fears. The book is about relating one’s every day goals to the life of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, since Eleanor famously overcame her shyness early in life in order […]

As I was walking to work this morning, it occurred to me that I never really “see” where I am most of the time. Usually, I’m carrying so many bags and focusing on the task at hand that I forget to look up at the sky and appreciate my surroundings. These moments can even occur […]

One thing I’ve been realizing about life is that if you aren’t passionate about something, it is hard to convey your real identity to anyone. What really makes us “human” is our love of certain ideas, entertainment, and philosophies that transcend the tangible and are close to our heart. In the end, if you cannot […]

Have you ever had a moment where you feel like you made up a situation entirely in your mind? Perhaps in an interaction with someone, you took a comment or glance the wrong way and let preconceived notions get in the way of what was really happening. This often is what happens to me in […]

Have you ever had one of those days when you just feel invisible? You might be standing in a crowded room or having lunch with a group of your friends, but despite being around others, you feel like no one notices you. Perhaps you are working hard at your job and are doing most everything […]

Have you ever been told the same advice over and over again, yet it has never actually sunk in until the second when you actually needed it? This morning was definitely that defining moment for me. After being chided for years for constantly leaving little time for mistakes, I missed the train to work for […]