Marquita Herald

Author, blogger, traveler, Maui girl, Introvert and lover of wine, road trips, peanut butter cookies and a dog named Lucy. I write about emotional resilience.

Are You Ready To Get Off The Happiness Treadmill?

Written by on December 3, 2017 in Self-Awareness with 27 Comments
Are You Ready To Get Off The Happiness Treadmill?

~ It recently occurred to me that happiness is a lot like Chinese food. No really, think about it. We enjoy moments of happiness, but that feeling doesn’t last, and soon we’re hungry for more. In fact, once our basic needs are met achieving more of this elusive state is the single most persistent motivator […]

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Reflections on Creating New Beginnings

Written by on November 26, 2017 in Adaptability, Breaking Barriers with 20 Comments
Reflections on Creating New Beginnings

~ New beginning, fresh start, reinvention, or do-over are all terms that we tend to equate with major life changes. The beginning (or end) of a marriage, a move across the country, a new home, birth of a child or starting a new job. What I’d like you to consider today is the ability you […]

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Nurture Mind, Body and Spirit with Periods of Solitude

Written by on November 12, 2017 in Emotional Mastery, Self-Care with 29 Comments
Nurture Mind, Body and Spirit with Periods of Solitude

 ~ Solitude is the ability to enjoy inward quietness … the state of being alone without being lonely. It is a positive and constructive state of engagement with oneself. Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than […]

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Creative Visualization: Turning Fantasy Into Reality

Written by on October 29, 2017 in Self-Awareness, Sense of Purpose with 16 Comments
Creative Visualization: Turning Fantasy Into Reality

~ I believe in dreams. Our dreams give us hope and energy and the vision we create of what life can be inspires us to rise above our circumstances, overcome hardship and challenge the unknown. Of course, a vision is basically a fantasy created from our desires, the question is how to turn that fantasy […]

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Your Key to Success

Written by on October 25, 2017 in Self-Awareness with 13 Comments
Your Key to Success

 ~ How will you know when you have truly achieved success? If you’ve been too busy working to give that question much thought, this is your opportunity to take a few minutes to consider it now. After all, that’s the point of all your hard work, right? But first, let’s consider the question of how […]

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When You Need to Regain Emotional Balance

Written by on October 22, 2017 in Emotional Mastery, Self-Care with 4 Comments
When You Need to Regain Emotional Balance

Have you ever said or done something you later regretted simply because, for a moment, you let yourself be ruled by your emotions? If you have, take heart because you are definitely not alone! I’m not sure which is more challenging, that first realization and pang of regret over the loss of control, or trying […]

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