Yes, it can be difficult…but don’t drop out of life

“Fear, pain, and setbacks can be paralyzing, traumatizing and terrorizing.  Life isn’t always easy.  Parenting, marriage, caregiving, paying your bills, living with abuse, financial stress, dysfunctional families, illness, operating your business/ministry, loneliness, grief, betrayal, an unfulfilling job, college, or poverty aren’t easy. Some people drop out of life and drop into addiction, depression, despair, crime,Continue reading “Yes, it can be difficult…but don’t drop out of life”

Overcoming Fear

“Faith is a thriving emotion … fear is a surviving emotion. Faith is inspiring. Fear is intimidating. Action is liberating. Fear is limiting. Action is courageous. Fear is cowardly.” ~ Jewel Diamond Taylor “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he whoContinue reading “Overcoming Fear”

A Time to Dance with God

As you wake up and stretch your body and mind to prepare for the new day…remember to guard your heart from the joy and peace blockers. Don’t take people’s criticism to heart.  Don’t be embarrassed about your past fumbles.  Remember to dance in your heart before the Lord because you are grateful for this newContinue reading “A Time to Dance with God”

Living through the seasons called “hard, scary and painful”

Am I ready to retire? Should I move to another city? Should I stay at this unfulfilling job or stay in this abusive relationship? Should I travel? Should I stop allowing my friend to disrespect me? Should I write my book? Should I keep loaning money to people? Should I take that class? Should IContinue reading “Living through the seasons called “hard, scary and painful””

12 Awesome Self-Care Prescriptions

1. Stop over-thinking. You will never have all the answers to all of life’s issues and mysteries.  You cannot fix everyone and everything.  Remember you can not pour into someone else’s life if you are empty, sick, tired, financially burdened, sad and overwhelmed.  If you have the responsibility of parenting, care giving for the sickContinue reading “12 Awesome Self-Care Prescriptions”

excerpt from Jewel’s book “Shift Happens.”

   excerpt from Jewel’s book “Shift Happens.”      “You have some priorities and tasks that need your attention and action.  Distractions and doubt are so destructive to your peace and progress.      Focus, focus, focus!  Even when SHIFT happens…adapt and be flexible…don’t give up.  Let nothing or no one catch you off guard,Continue reading “excerpt from Jewel’s book “Shift Happens.””

Great Tips from a Recovering Procrastinator

I am Jewel Diamond Taylor.  I am a recovering procrastinator. Sadly, I admit I have lost money, time, opportunities, sleep and peace of mind from the terrible habit of avoiding important tasks.  I am not totally recovered.  However, gladly, I have seen so much progress and gained some self-respect, effectiveness, progress and peace of mindContinue reading “Great Tips from a Recovering Procrastinator”

5 Reasons Why People Stay Stuck

5 reasons why you may be stuck in a toxic, abusive, unhappy or unequally yoked relationship or career position; 1) You don’t feel worthy. You feel you deserve bad treatment as your punishment for your past poor judgement, mistakes, or secrets sins…so you tolerate pain, unhappiness and bad behavior. 2) You never saw a “good relationship model” beforeContinue reading “5 Reasons Why People Stay Stuck”