Posts by Alison Hummel

Alison Hummel is the founder of thedreamadventure.com and lives in Philadelphia, PA with her husband, Jon, their son Cash and their cat, Kittie. She is dedicated to pursuing her own dreams and encouraging others to pursue theirs.

The Relief and Power of Accepting Your Struggles (and Finding Hidden Gifts)

“It isn’t what happens to us that causes us to suffer; it’s what we say to ourselves about what happens.” ~Pema Chodron

I love acceptance. Acts of surrender create forward momentum.

If we all pause for a moment and observe what we are fighting, right here and right now—maybe depression, anxiety, weight gain, low self-image, or financial stress—we’ll have an opportunity to accept then.

But that’s just the start.

Recently I accepted something I never thought I would. Reframing the way I thought about it changed my life.

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