Working Hard By: Bobby Foster

Don’t believe the hype: Working hard isn’t where it’s at. Everywhere you look, there’s a narrative that working hard will get you to where you want to be. “No pain, no gain.” This is a lie. Working hard just to be productive will only lead you to a life of working...

Words Change Lives: Focus on the Positive

My vision for Words That Surround Your Soul is basically just as the title states; it’s my goal to use positive words to encourage everyone in such a way that their souls are encircled with an impermeable barrier to negativity. I want people to know they can survive...

Love in Death?

It’s terrifying and depressing when you lose someone, especially if the thought of death has always been on your mind. When I lost my dad, I wondered to myself, “How long do I have?” I didn’t know. I still don’t. When my dad died there were times I asked myself,...

Every Breath Is A Blessing

Growing up, I didn’t understand what it meant to breathe. I didn’t know that breathing was the gateway to meditation. I didn’t know that breathing was a stress reliever. I didn’t know that breathing was a luxury. I didn’t know that when I got older, there would be a...

Staying Positive

The ability to stay positive has nothing to do with only focusing on what’s good in your life. The ability to remain positive comes from how fast you can bounce back from being in a different state. It’s in the transfer of negativity to positivity that a...

5 Life Coaching Books That Will Change Your Life

Books are so crucial to our growth as humans. Reading books allows us to gain knowledge and information from outside perspectives that are harder to get in other places. Also, if the books we are reading contain stories, we gain empathy. We can put ourselves in a...

Cure for Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis used to be and still is to a degree a fatal disorder. It used to kill people while they were infants, now because of modern medicine the average life expectancy is in the late thirties. It affects the respiratory system and the digestive system. The...

Perseverance When You Want To Give Up

I know a lot about perseverance. Living with cystic fibrosis where every day seems like a struggle to get through because of my health, to grieving my father’s death when I was just 20 years old, I know a thing or 2 about struggle. So, my number one tip on how to...

Stand Together or Die Together

Love is the only answer. When I wrote this poem over a year ago, I was in a place of a lot of anger and frustration. It was during the 2016 Presidential Election when I began to write this piece. I vented all my frustrations about what was going on and everything I...