How to Find Your Ikigai

Finding Your Ikigai

Ikigai (pronounced ee-ki-guy) is a Japanese term that roughly translates to: The reason for which you wake up in the morning. Okinawa, Japan has the longest life expectancy in the entire world, and it is credited to this practice. I want to share with you how to live a longer and meaningful life by discovering your reason for getting out of bed. Coffee is a great reason to rise and get moving, but your ikigai is going to be…
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How to Become Your Greatest Inspiration

Your Greatest Inspiration

You are your greatest untapped resource for happiness. The main goal of The Evening Cup is to help you find happiness in life’s madness. I want to help you tap into your greatest resource for finding true happiness. YOU! Have you ever wondered why some people appear to be happier than others? The truth is that you can be just as happy as them, you just have to know how. The only real difference between ‘the haves and…
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How to Make the Grass Greener on Your Side

Inspirational Spring Flowers

One of my missions in life is to search for ways to bring peace to my readers. I want all of you to be able to find happiness in the here and now. Today, I was thinking about how grateful I am for being able to share inspiration with you. So what better way to express that than sharing reasons to be grateful? 1. YOU - You should always be grateful for you, your body, your spirit, and what…
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Be Thankful for New Beginnings

Be Thankful for New Beginnings

I’m writing this post as a young 32 year old woman. The increments of time sometimes takes my breath away. The years play back in my mind, my arsenal of memories, my only proof, besides physical pictures, of moments shared. My life of dreams, wishes, love, happiness, sadness, regret and pain. I’ve lived an entire life in such a short time, yet in some ways, I haven’t lived at all. Life can be tricky, surprising, and so…
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15 Quotes to Help You Let Go

Snowy Owl Letting Go and Taking Off

Letting go is one of the hardest things we ever have to do in life. The pain alone hurts like hell. When the heart breaks, we lose a piece of ourselves. We feel incomplete. Half alive, half dead. Broken. But, somehow, we survive. It’s in our nature to. Our spirit fights to regain control of the hope that’s hanging on by a single thin shred, and the moment we grasp it, we begin to heal. 1. “Holding…
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Winter Dreaming and a Warm Heart

Winter Dreaming and Inspiration

Winter storm Pax hit us hard with over 20 inches of snow. Luckily, my power didn’t go out like it did the week prior when the ice storm arrived and caused havoc across small towns and cities. It was bitter cold. Dark. And very lonely. I can’t imagine surviving without light and heat. My heart hurts for those without it. The homeless and stray animals with no where to call home. Hungry. Cold. Lost. If there is…
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3 Ways the Sunset Can Change Your Life

Inspirational Sunset in Glenville Pennsylvania

There are so many people in the world that never take a few minutes out of their busy day to sit and watch the sunset. It’s a precious gift that oftentimes goes forgotten. A gift that can make a long, rough day seem not so bad. A gift that has the power to change your life. Now that may sound a little crazy, and maybe I am crazy (in a good way, of course), but the thing…
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4 Ways to Turn Your Life Around

Personal Development for Changing Your Life

Darkness is never permanent. There’s always a way for the light to shine through. You have two choices: you can either waste away in your misery, or you can turn your life around and find the joy that you’ve locked out. It’s okay to be weak sometimes. It’s okay to feel like the weight of the world is on your back. It’s okay to feel like you have no control. The reason it’s okay to feel all…
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How to Find Your Purpose In Life

How to Find Your Purpose In Life

How to find your purpose in life can be done by discovering your passions. The two go hand in hand with each other. You can’t reach the peak of happiness if you don’t follow the desires of your heart. I truly believe this. Your soul needs to continually learn and grow, and if you don’t embrace the things you love, then you’re leaving a part of yourself undiscovered. When you know what your passions are, then you’ll…
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Weight Loss Inspiration

Funny Weight Loss Inspiration Cartoon

Weight loss inspiration—key to remaining on track and reaching the skinny you that’s dying to break free! Losing weight is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do in your life because it requires ultimate willpower and self-control. If only a hot fudge sundae could count as a salad if you replace the cherry with a crouton. Staying in shape would be easy then. I don’t know about you, but I’d be eating about 20 sundaes a…
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