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Wisdom from Monique Coleman

Wisdom from Monique Coleman

Life is really a lot simpler than it seems. We typically make things more complicated than they need to be. Don’t take anything or anyone (especially yourself) too seriously. Someone once said to me “Nothing is life or death, unless it is literally life or death.” I have found this to be true.

RELAX. Remember that you always have a choice in how you react to things. You can let challenging situations or circumstances hold you back, or you can allow them to propel you forward. If you live your life knowing that everything is happening for you instead of to you, you’ll start to see the opportunity for miracles through adversity, and GROW.

Learn to let go. When something no longer serves you, let it go. You have to make room for your dreams. Holding on to things, situations, or people out of fear will only create a barrier between you and your deepest desires.

HAVE FAITH. One of my favorite quotes on faith says, “When you come to the end of all the light you know and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: Either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught to fly.”-Edward Teller

BELIEVE. Believe in yourself. Believe that you were given your unique talents because you’re meant to succeed. Believe that no matter what, you are divinely protected. Go with the flow. Allow yourself to be lead….Continue reading on

One of the stars of High School Musical, Monique is passionately committed to motivating teens to find their own voice and live up to their potential.

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4:09AM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

Thank you.

5:52AM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

Not sure about divine protection or having faith in anyone but yourself, but the rest is very good advice. Thanks for the article.

8:33AM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

good reminders

4:34PM PST on Jan 26, 2012

thank you

9:22AM PST on Jan 10, 2012

Namaste to that!

8:33PM PDT on Oct 8, 2011


7:43PM PDT on Sep 3, 2011

thanks so much for sharing.

9:43PM PDT on Sep 2, 2011

Great article indeed..!!! I love and practice Learn To Let Go, yes making room for and giving the chance to new things. Thanks for sharing.

6:27AM PDT on Sep 2, 2011


11:19PM PDT on Sep 1, 2011

Nicely put, Thank you

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