Daniella Whyte

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You’re Not Everyone’s Cup of Coffee (Soul. Musings. 01/12/17)


The world is filled with people who are looking for validation and approval of who they are. It’s natural to want to be liked, loved, and valued. As the great Austrian psychologist, Alfred Adler once said, “Genuine human connection is as essential to our existence as air and water.” Read more…

You Are Chosen (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 365)


1 Peter 2:9 (NLT)
You are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

Remember when you were a young child in school, you wanted to be accepted by your peer group so you may have been willing to do almost anything to be a part of the in-group. Or maybe you remember trying out for the football team as a teenager and you felt bad when the picks got down to the last two and you still weren’t chosen. Read more…

3 Mini Signs You’re Moving Forward (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 119)

3 Mini Signs You’re Moving Forward

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
— Thomas Jefferson

Knowing how to make progress is never so important as when we’re not making progress. Motivation is built upon being able to feel ourselves making progress. There is nothing bad about that at all. Without this essential feeling, we easily get stuck in ruts and routine. Like the hamster spinning on a wheel, we only go fast but get nowhere. Without the beautiful feeling that we are moving forward in some way, we are liable to give up. What’s the point in trying if we not moving in a forward direction? That feeling of meaning, fulfillment, and significance that we all crave is necessary for living a bad-ass, beautiful life.  Read more…

3 More Ways We Complicate Life (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 32)

3 More Ways We Complicate Life

“Full minds create chaos.”
— David W. Jones

Have you ever asked someone how they’re doing? Have you ever asked a friend how their work day went? Has anyone ever asked you these questions? What did they say? What did you say? I bet you I can guess the answer, and it’s a pretty universal one — “Busy”. It’s almost an automatic response.

We forget that being busy is not always good. It just looks good — sometimes. The busyness we think we should be proud of could be the very thing that is killing us, and it often is. So much busyness is hindering us from really living our lives. Nobody feels we were put on earth to be busy, but yet, here we are. Busy as ever and not doing the things that matter. Busyness complicates an otherwise simple life.

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