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.

Why We Need Humor More Than Ever

Written by on November 9, 2016 in Adaptability, Breaking Barriers with 29 Comments
Why We Need Humor More Than Ever

When you’ve been blindsided by a crisis or find yourself facing unwelcome change, having someone tell you to lighten up or look for the humor in your situation may be the last thing you want to hear … but it may be just what you to need to hear. During times of stress and uncertainty, it’s […]

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How to Build Your Capacity to Manage Adversity

Written by on October 9, 2016 in Accountability, Confidence with 42 Comments
How to Build Your Capacity to Manage Adversity

~ It does not discriminate. We can neither deny nor avoid it no matter how smart we are, how optimistic, or how much money or resources we may have, at some point in each of our lives we will come face to face with adversity. You may not always have the luxury of choosing the […]

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How to Stop Living on Excuses

Written by on June 20, 2016 in Accountability, Self Awareness with 42 Comments
How to Stop Living on Excuses

“Where did the day go?! I really meant to exercise but I was just so tired, and wouldn’t you know, my boss threw an extra assignment on my desk, and then I had to go out to lunch with the gang from work because, well you know how it is. Anyway, with all that, getting […]

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Are You Using Fear as an Excuse?

Written by on May 23, 2016 in Emotional Mastery, Self Awareness with 42 Comments
Are You Using Fear as an Excuse?

Naming and owning our fears is probably one of the most life-altering personal growth goals anyone can achieve. It’s also one of the most challenging, as we rarely acknowledge how often we use our fears as excuses to keep from taking risks or pursuing goals. To be fair, most of us are probably not consciously […]

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Today, Let Us Make Time to Play

Written by on May 16, 2016 in Accountability with 48 Comments
Today, Let Us Make Time to Play

Can you remember the last time you engaged in some activity that could be defined as “play” (that didn’t involve sitting in front of a screen), for no particular reason other than the pure enjoyment of it? If you think about it, life is a lot like filter paper. When we’re young the paper is […]

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Has Stress Become a Way of Life?

Written by on April 5, 2016 in Emotional Mastery with 52 Comments
Has Stress Become a Way of Life?

Do you ever have days where you start to really wonder why you repeatedly find yourself in stressful situations? A little stress in your life is actually good for you. It fuels your creativity and keeps your immune system alert. The key word is little. When you find yourself constantly rushing from activity to activity […]

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