Find Peace While Riding the Waves of Adversity

It’s easier said than done

Nicole Akers


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Life is constantly throwing you curve balls.

When we’re kids, life is simple, although we don’t know it yet. We toddle through around, exploring everything and figuring out how things work.

Imagine you’re at the start, like a seedling pushing through the soil. Each day brings something new, like the first time you taste chocolate or feel the warmth of the sun on your face. In case you haven’t noticed, these are two of the things that bring me great joy. Chocolate and sunshine. Also, coffee and dogs. Family. Yes, family.

Then comes the teenage years, the awkward time when we have so much life to figure out, and sometimes it would be easier to disappear into thin air than deal with inopportune times, people, and experiences.

Once we reach adulthood, hopefully, we’ve figured out how to balance different parts of life. At each new stage, we reach a new level of discovery and awareness.

Sometimes, maintaining perspective, being adaptable, and taking care of yourself are all you can do.

Taylor Swift is everywhere; Insta reels dominate, and TokTok dances steal the stage — the true meaning of life. I’m not even sure younger generations know what’s real anymore.

Enjoy some of our latest reads:

I Listened to Every Song in Taylor Swift’s New Album. I Have Questions by David O.

Friday was the first time in my life I set a task on my schedule for the day that says — listen to the new Taylor Swift album. This is not because I am a fan of Taylor Swift. → READ MORE

Why Today’s Women Prefer “Weak Men” by Desiree Peralta

I was in the supermarket doing my monthly refill when a man in his 50s approached me.

“I like your hair.”

It was a simple compliment, so I smiled and said thank you → READ MORE

This David Goggins’ Routine Makes Your Life Amazing — The Best Thing Is No Marathon Required by Tom Handy

Ultramarathon runner and retired Navy SEAL David Goggins has exploded in the public eye over the past few years. His no-nonsense approach has inspired millions. → READ MORE

My Friend Is in a TOXIC Relationship by Christina M. Ward

As someone who knows toxic relationships all too well, I’ve written about toxic relationships many times before.

I’ve lived them. The slippery slope lands you in a deep → READ MORE

5 Ways to Build Strong Connections Like Top Consultants Do by Alex Miguel Meyer

How do you influence others? How do you get confrontative executives to open up? How do you get people to change?

Influence is an art many misunderstand. → READ MORE

How to Move from Anxiety to Awe by Elaine Hilides

There was a sudden noise, and without warning, a huge wave reared up and spread over the sand, eating sunbather’s towels and anything else in its way.

It wasn’t as scary as a tsunami, this is the English Channel, after all, but → READ MORE

I Married My Best Friend’s Crush by Gaurav Dahiya

It was 2010, and I was 14 years old, just getting introduced to the world of social media through Facebook.

At that age, boys around me were quite desperate to talk to girls and befriend them. → READ MORE

Sending healthy wishes,



Nicole Akers

Teacher | Happy Mom of 2 brings amazing tips on parenting, learning, & lifestyle | 🐶 Mom | Bestselling Author | Founder of Publishous. Keep that smile.