when all else fails, be a cat.

Ever watch your furry fluffball with wonder, shake your head, and smile at how kitties live their lives?

Cats are mysterious, independent, ninja-like creatures that seem to effortlessly bound through life with a vigor that equals their ability to lazily sleep through an entire day.

But have you taken the time to truly analyze their charm, delve into their enigmatic nature, and find inspiration on how to live the best life possible?

Cats are pretty amazing, even magical. When the going gets tough, try adopting some of these felinesque traits to boost your spirits.

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revelations: a fresh start.

This is what she wants most in the world…to continue bouncing from one day to the next, feeling like she is floating in a constant and never-breaking state of oblivion. The feeling of being lost – oh, how she thrives relentlessly upon this feeling.

Tumbling down hills, crawling through trenches, being kicked when you are already down; being covered in mud does something ethereal indeed. Soul-cleansing. Anger-releasing. Positive-thought reinforcing.

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laughter: therapy for the body, mind, and soul.

“Laugh every day; it awakens your spirit from within.”

The wise words of a very wise woman, and they really got me thinking: Why is laughter so vital, and how does it have the ability to awaken us and make us feel truly alive?

There are a multitude of reasons why laughter is important; it can help to strengthen our immune system, decrease blood pressure, minimize stress, improve sleep patterns, and boost our mood. With the physiological responses associated with laughter being so good for us, why do we find ourselves too often forgetting to let a good hearty laugh out?

Perhaps we allow the seriousness of life to tighten its grip on us. If you are in need of turning that frown upside down, check out a few things that you can do to restore a light-hearted nature to your spirit.

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sweet accolade.

I am not a procrastinator, I swear! OK, who am I kidding? I have been known throughout my life to procrastinate when it comes to certain things – never for work – namely, when it comes to any creative endeavour. I don’t procrastinate for the sheer enjoyment of it, nor do I even do it intentionally. It happens quite naturally, probably because I find that I often perform my creative best when I’m under the gun and down to the wire.

But that’s not why I am writing this post.

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it’s got me thinking of the melody.

Music is one of the greatest gifts of life, and has the power to not only transform us, but to connect us to something divine and otherworldly.

It is there to heal us in moments of sadness, and to elevate us when times are joyous. It can give us the chills, make us cry, or even render us speechless. Capable of provoking positive reactions, music also has the ability to help us reflect and foster a strong sense of identity and self-awareness.

In all honesty, I would be but a mere lost soul without music. It is part of my every day, and integral to my survival.

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in the aftermath.

We all have that one day which stands out above the rest; that one day where everything changed.

The journey of life is a winding and twisting road, a road with no beginning and no end, with curves ahead that keep the next turn hidden. What matters most are the little gems that we uncover along the way.

When that significant day arrives, we usually are unaware, in that moment, of its innate importance; only does the implication of that sole juncture in that one day become revealed in the aftermath.

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tripped up on debris.

She stood on the pavement, staring at her reflection in the glass. The same glass that had once revealed a painful and haunting truth.

Had only she heeded the horoscope warning, she never would have been tripped up on debris.

Looking down, the penny caught her eye, marking the spot.

 

blank space.

There are those sweet moments where music touches our soul so completely and deeply, that we feel like we are being elevated from the inside out.

This is exactly what happened to me when I watched Amy Vachal’s cover of Blank Space on this week’s episode of The Voice.

Aside from how captivating and mesmerizing Vachal is, her rendition of this song, combined with her magical performance, struck a chord with me.

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