The Cost of Transparency


Based on my previous blog entry this week, I felt led to post this. The cost of transparency is GREAT. When you are real, raw and open you will face trials and persecution. You will displease people. You will not be popular. Feelings will get hurt at times and nerves will be touched. Transparency can (more … Continue reading The Cost of Transparency

Today’s Take Home Message: Never Give Up


Hi Everyone! 🙂 I know this is a message for someone. Watch today's video on "Never Giving Up", we all have those moments where we just want to throw in the towel and today's message shares just why you don't want to do that. Be encouraged, Ashley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECV7dvyvB34

Let Jesus Take the Wheel: How to Release Expectations and Experience the Fullness of Joy.


So many times in my life I felt that I needed to be in control. I had to control everything to ensure that I no longer felt hurt, sadness, abandonment, loss or whatever else it was that I was dealing with at the time. I found that the more I tried to control my life … Continue reading Let Jesus Take the Wheel: How to Release Expectations and Experience the Fullness of Joy.

YOU are enough- Ashley Poptodorova


Did you know sweet girl that YOU are enough? There is NOTHING you could do in this moment to be ANY more than you are. YOU are enough. Imperfections and all. Stop striving the worldly way. Stop seeking approval from things, people or situations. No title, no achievement, no accolade will make you more than … Continue reading YOU are enough- Ashley Poptodorova

Dissatisfaction: A Marketable Malady, Guest post by Cynthia Castelhano


While I was perusing the hundreds of purses available in a local department store, looking for just the “right one,” I noticed another woman roaming around presumably pursuing the same elusive prize. After about an hour of this (seriously) and running into each other at every turn, she sighed, looked at me and, in a … Continue reading Dissatisfaction: A Marketable Malady, Guest post by Cynthia Castelhano

Stop blaming and start living!


I just love this! I thought long and hard about my post for today and this just resonated with me. I want to encourage you today to really reflect on your life and where you are. Do you know that where you are right now is a direct result of a decision you've made? We … Continue reading Stop blaming and start living!

Making the choice to be HAPPY with Motivational Speaker Ashley Poptodorova


  Happiness. So many desire it but few ever attain true, deep everlasting happiness. Why is this? How can we turn things around so that happiness flows plentiful for all of us? I believe that many people think happiness is directly tied to things and circumstances. If you allow your happiness to be tied to … Continue reading Making the choice to be HAPPY with Motivational Speaker Ashley Poptodorova

From hurting to healing with motivational speaker Ashley Poptodorova


So many people ask me how it is that I stay so happy. Some even ask if it is "real" and how I maintain this joy daily. This post is for YOU. For those of you who may be looking for "more" there IS more to be had and you are not crazy for wanting … Continue reading From hurting to healing with motivational speaker Ashley Poptodorova