wake up happy, change the world

Hello! I'm Emma. My blog is in transition. It used to focus on personal growth and spiritual transformation.

Update November 2020

My life has changed a lot in the last 7 years as I married a prisoner and waited for him to be released. I haven't written on this blog very often since then and much of it is outdated in terms of how I think currently. You can read some of my more recent writing on my site emmaarbogast.com.


Living on a Prayer

Surrender means accepting any outcome. With gratitude. I know this. I'm just not quite there yet...My resistance always coalesces into the same question: "Why does life have to be so painful?".

Losing My Faith

When you have an experience in life that strips away everything you thought you knew, and everything you thought was real, that is when you find what is actually real and cannot be taken from you.