Marquita Herald

I am a transformation author and coach, blogger, publisher, artist and chief evangelist at Emotionally Resilient Living. I write about the power of emotional resilience and how to put you "unapologetically" in charge of your life.

Life is Short, Start Using the Good Stuff

Written by on January 15, 2018 in Self-Care with 11 Comments
Life is Short, Start Using the Good Stuff

~ I’m not a collector by nature so when preparing to make the move from Hawaii to Oregon last year I was more than a little surprised at the vast assortment of good stuff that I had stored away over the years for special occasions. My walk down memory lane included leather bound journals, antique […]

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Is It Time To Take Life To The Next Level?

Written by on January 8, 2018 in Breaking Barriers, Self-Awareness with 27 Comments
Is It Time To Take Life To The Next Level?

Sometimes in life, we find ourselves feeling an inexplicable restlessness or discontent with circumstances and relationships that seemed fine not so long ago. This can be pretty confusing, especially if you look around and realize how fortunate you are and that your life is actually pretty darn great just the way it is. Maybe, but […]

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Most Valuable Lessons From 2017

Written by on December 20, 2017 in Self-Awareness with 32 Comments
Most Valuable Lessons From 2017

~ This year has been filled with so many different experiences. There have been great times, but 2017 was definitely a year where many of us had to dig really deep and work through a lot of challenges. I think Pema Chodron’s quote says it well. Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us […]

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Until You Let Go Of The Past You’ll Never Be Free

Written by on December 11, 2017 in Accountability, Emotional Mastery with 46 Comments
Until You Let Go Of The Past You’ll Never Be Free

~ Teachers can get pretty creative sometimes in order to illustrate a point. I recall one evening in a psychology class the conversation turned to the issue of hanging onto past hurts and grievances and how easy it is for this old baggage to gradually modify our behavior – and rarely for the better. As […]

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The Gift of a Grateful Heart

Written by on November 20, 2017 in Self-Awareness, Sense of Purpose with 35 Comments
The Gift of a Grateful Heart

~ A grateful heart shifts focus from ourselves to other people and circumstances as we humbly acknowledge their contribution to our lives. Feels good just thinking about it, doesn’t it? But gratitude can be tricky at times depending on how you choose to define it because after all you were not born grateful, it is […]

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Are Others Resisting Your Efforts to Grow?

Written by on November 6, 2017 in Breaking Barriers, Emotional Mastery with 35 Comments
Are Others Resisting Your Efforts to Grow?

~ Whether we are consciously aware of it or not we tend to live in “flocks” otherwise known as peer groups. It is the nature of those in a peer group to enjoy many of the same activities and interests, over time group standards becoming the acceptable norm. So when someone, let’s say you, musters […]

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