The point of it all

The point is to make others not just feel good about themselves, but BETTER about themselves. The point is to LIFT others up, not tear them down. The point is to harvest a life full of LOVE, not judgment or hate. To inspire others, to encourage others, and to support others. To speak with kindness, […]

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A Few of My Secrets for Daily Happiness

I’ve had a lot of people ask me: “How are you so happy?” Here are a few of my secrets:
☀️ You have to love every minute of your life. Like, really love it. And on the days when it’s not so lovable, recognize that you’re growing and find something to love about it anyway.
☀️ Take life too seriously, but also, don’t.
☀️ Never waste a day. You are capable of awesome things. So get up and do them… now.
☀️ Make a big deal out of little things.
☀️ Keep gratitude in your heart at all times. Being actively thankful and grateful throughout the day just brings on those happy feels!
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Thoughts on My Mind

One of the hardest things about this brain injury recovery has been not being able to turn to music and singing for peace and solace.
Right now, complex music can be hard for my brain to process, songwriting is taxing and confusing, singing brings on pain, and the timing and flow of my fingers for playing the piano and guitar is still far from perfect.
The strange thing is… I find that I have to remind myself that I am a musician.
That I am a performer.
That I am a dancer.
That I flip my hair and jump up and down and put it all out there for thousands of amazing kids in auditoriums, several times a week.
YES, I actually do these things and YES, they are the things that make me come alive.
And to be totally honest,
I feel like I’m missing a big piece of me and within me there is this void.
But there’s a funny thing about voids.
They make you feel empty, but at the same time, they provide an opportunity for you to expand.
In some pretty amazing ways, in the midst of being empty, I have actually expanded.
I have expanded in hope.
I have expanded in gratitude.
I have expanded in patience.
Maybe I can’t sing or play music how my soul wants to right now.
Maybe I can’t write new shows or plan big motivational talks right now.
Maybe it’s even hard for me to feel my 100% normal self because of strange happenings in my brain right now.
But I CAN savor the expansion I have been given, and make a vow to myself that when do I get fully back up on my feet, I will never, ever take anything for granted again.
Voids are uncomfortable.
But expansions are good.
And it’s all a part of the growth and the journey and part of being a total work in progress.
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Life is what WE CHOOSE to make it.

Life is what WE CHOOSE to make it. Today started out kind of “blah” for me and nothing really held my interest. So I decided to grab my yoga mat, head outside into the bright Florida sunshine, and do a short practice. My body relaxed and stretched and so did my mind! I followed that […]

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PILOT MOUNTAIN MIDDLE!

Thank you, Pilot Mountain!!  COMMENT HERE (INSTAGRAM) if you were there!  #nobodyhasthepowertoruinyourday #antibullying #lizziesiderconcerttour #kindness #findyourlight #findyourpurpose #reason #purpose #pilotmountain #northcarolina  Love0 Share Tweet Share Pin

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LAUGH, LOVE, REPEAT

I’m about to throw a whole lotta love knowledge at ya. ✨ . Did you know that 5 minutes of laughter a day can add an additional 30 days onto the life of your heart? Or that looking into the eyes of someone you love can add 60? ✨ . Moral of the story? … […]

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YOUR BODY IS NOT YOUR MASTERPIECE

YOUR BODY IS NOT YOUR MASTERPIECE Huffington Post, October 5, 2014 By Glennon Doyle Melton Your body is not your masterpiece — your life is. It is suggested to us a million times a day that our BODIES are PROJECTS. They aren’t. Our lives are. Our spirituality is. Our relationships are. Our work is. Stop spending […]

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