“The Clues to a Great Story”

In today’s post Andrew Stanton, one of the genius’ behind such classic as Finding Nemo and Wall-E discusses not only the beauty in story-telling, but the power in story-telling. Using clips from some of his most successful movies, he explains how stories connect everyone. How in a good story, things don’t go perfectly for the protagonist, in fact it has to be quite the opposite. Because we connect with the protagonist through his/her struggles, challenges, and obstacles. No one can relate to a main character who has everything go perfectly in their life and has never faced a challenge because that is not how life goes. Life has ups and downs, peaks and valleys, and the what is the beauty in the down times? They allow us to whole-heartedly enjoy and appreciate the great times in our lives.  Continue reading

How Can Dancing Change Your Life?

“A bliss we don’t get in our culture often enough.”

“There will be people out there who will tell you not to do it, but I want to say… go for it.”

“It’s your own rhythm and we can work with it.”  Continue reading

“Everyone has a Soul Purpose, Not Everyone Chooses to Live It”

“Care about other people, just stop caring what they think of you.”

“When you get very clear in your goal, when you get very clear in what he teaches, which is your purpose, the action steps, the strategies, will just start showing up. The how-to’s will just start appearing.”  Continue reading

“I Just Have to Figure it Out…”

If you have a big project, job search, workout program, or any other goal you are working towards, take three minutes to watch this video. Ramit breaks down one of the most common phrases used in American culture to rationalize and justify our current realities. This was the wake up call I needed right now and I hope it is for you too.  Continue reading

Are you ready to pursue your dreams unapologetically?

Are you ready to stand on your story instead of standing in it? Are you ready to have your someone tap on your heart and reignite your passion? Do you want to live a life that is barely recognizable from the one you are living in now, one that is filled with more happiness and fulfillment then you thought possible?  Continue reading

A Journey Through Music, 52 Weeks of Commitment

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My good friend Carson (AKA Cayso) made a radical decision for his New Year’s Resolution. Lose weight? Nope. Teach himself to cook? Nyet. Take a lavished vacation? No sir. Carson has committed to continuing towards his dream of blowing up in the rap game by putting out a new song every week of 2014. How has he began that journey? By creating a story that coincides with the release of each and every song. Continue reading

Lessons From Cancer (Part 4): Patience is a Virtue

photo (43)It has been awhile since my last post and a great deal has happened since then. I will do my best to summarize the new lessons that have come to light during my family’s journey through battling cancer and continue to work to share this message for those that need it most.

First, to give you all an update on my mom’s progress in her battle against cancer… Continue reading