The Language of Optimism

Part 1   Watch your thoughts; for they become words.  Watch your words; for they become actions. Watch your actions; for they become habits. Watch your habits; for they become character. Watch your character for it will become your destiny. The power of words is...

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Finding Roots in Practicality

Optimism and practicality are not concepts that are regularly connected together. But here at Davine, we believe that they are a natural fit, and that practicality is a key component to living an optimistic life. Many people have told me that I have my “head in the...

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Head in the Clouds, Feet on the Ground

I am a dreamer. I always have been. In many ways it comes with being an optimist. Seeing the world, and everything in it, for its potential. Believing that anything is possible. And yet, after years of being called unrealistic for my head in the clouds nature, I’ve...

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Lent 2018: Add Instead of Subtract

  "Lent comes providentially, to reawaken us, to shake us from our lethargy." Pope Francis Growing up in a Protestant family, Easter and Good Friday were things we celebrated, but Lent was a rather foreign concept to me until I moved to the East Coast and a more...

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2018 is the Year to Shine

SHINE: To be animated and bright; to radiate; to glisten; to sparkle; to give forth or cast light; to appear brightly; to cause to shine.    "Find that phosphorescence, that light within." Emily Dickinson This little light of mine, I'm going to let it...

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It’s Not About Hustle, It’s About Heart

Hustle. As a woman, an entrepreneur, someone who “wants it all” I feel like I constantly hear that life is all about hustling. “Do the Hustle”… this 70s disco tune rings through my mind often, both as a serious and lighthearted reminder of the constant pressure to...

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Be Active

Being stagnant is something that I have always struggled with. Whether it is traffic, my career, or relationships, I would always rather be moving forward than standing still. Although I do not have a traditional 9-5 desk job, and I consider myself to lead a...

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Be Productive

If you’re anything like me, you often daydream about sitting on a beach drinking some refreshing beverage with a little umbrella in it, and not a care in the world or anything that must be done. Sounds like heaven, right? And yet I’ve found that as appealing as it is...

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Be Connected

As an extroverted introvert, I LOVE people. I love peeling back the layers of someone’s story, understanding what makes them excited to wake up in the morning, what brings a light to their eyes and a smile to their face. I value meaningful conversation so much so,...

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