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.

Nurture Mind, Body and Spirit with Periods of Solitude

Written by on November 12, 2017 in Emotional Mastery, Self-Care with 28 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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Revisiting Impossible Dreams

Written by on October 15, 2017 in Sense of Purpose with 33 Comments
Revisiting Impossible Dreams

As kids, we fantasize and entertain impossible dreams about what the future will hold. While most of these early fantasies amount to little more than joyful child’s play, sometimes they represent a glimpse into our true selves and who we are capable of becoming. Of course, it is only the rarest individual who recognizes such […]

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Ruminating: The Dark Side of Self-Reflection

Written by on September 24, 2017 in Emotional Mastery, Self-Awareness with 33 Comments
Ruminating: The Dark Side of Self-Reflection

We’ve all been there. Your mind is endlessly ruminating over that careless mistake you made, how you could have (should have) better handled that awkward conversation with your friend, or beating yourself up for not being able to say “no” to unrealistic demands on your time. You tell yourself you’re just trying to make sense […]

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