Daniella Whyte

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7 Ways Good People Destroy Their Love Lives (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 332)


“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
— Carl Jung

Most of us don’t get the love we could have and even deserve because we do things to completely destroy how we get it. In a sense, we sabotage our own love lives by building walls instead of bridges, expecting too much, and not being willing to grow. Assumptions and expectations are a large part of what causes many relationships not to work; but it is also the things we consciously do such as being bitter, dishonesty, no communication, and pushing for the other person to be perfect that completely ruins it for us. Read more…

The Courage to Live (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 299)


“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
— Benjamin Franklin

We live in a society that constantly expresses the idea of conscious safety. Courage is all but lost to most of the human race. At the least, it is assigned to police officers, military members, or for that rare single soul that has traveled the distance from rags to riches. We never once stop to think that we can all live daringly and bravely if we just tried. Read more…

6 More Ways We Fail at Progress (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 270)


“Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.”
— Frederick Wilcox

Always be willing to continue the climb. Always be willing to row to the other side despite the storm. Always be ready to take risks and anticipate the outcome. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose in life. However, if you get to know who you are and what you are capable of accomplishing, you will be more likely to set goals, overcome insecurities, and trust a power that is greater than you to help you get to where you want to go. Read more…

Stop Making Excuses (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 103)

Stop Making Excuses

(30 Things To Stop Spending Time On If You Want to Be Successful #12)

“BLA BLA BLA. This is what I hear when you tell me you can’t do something.”
— Unknown

Excuses. We all know about them. They are friends of convenience and nemeses of success. More than likely, we’ve made one or two in our lives. We can always find a reason why something can’t be done, why we won’t take action, or how something is not possible. Our reasons seem reasonable to us. We have incredible power to justify our actions and thoughts — to ourselves at least.  Read more…

Quit Looking For Excuses (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 20)

Quit Looking For Excuses

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”
— Benjamin Franklin

There is no such thing as too tired, too hard, too late, too early, too easy, too much, too little or too old — those are just plain old excuses. These are little lies that people tell when they lack the mental fortitude, motivation, or will to do something. You can let the excitement and creativity of the world pass you by, or you can stop hiding from life and start living life.

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