We all have it. Inner monologue. Train of thought. Brain manifestations. Whatever you call it doesn't matter, because regardless I'm betting most of us struggle with a similar aspect: the dreaded naysayer! The you're-not-good-enough. The dream-killer. I hear this voice a lot and I'm a pretty strong-willed person. I can only imagine how it affects … Continue reading The Voice Inside Your Head
I admitted something to my husband today that I haven't said out loud in a long time. I didn't even mean to tell him, but the truth is, I'm depressed. Though you wouldn't know it if you entered my life anytime in the last 5-6 years, I used to go through bouts of depression rather … Continue reading When Depression is Not Enough
It seems I've gone on another inadvertent hiatus. Six months have slipped by since my last post. Normally, I would write some long winded explanation as to what was commanding all of my time, why I couldn't post an update, apologizing for my absence, blah, blah, blah. Not this time. I don't owe any explanations … Continue reading Cultivating An Attitude of Gratitude
In six days, I'll be thirty. Generally, when I ask people about turning thirty, they have some sort of PTSD or horror story associated with it. "When I turned thirty, my body fell apart." "I cried all night." "Thirty was really hard for me." True stories. Me? I'm pretty excited about turning thirty. I think … Continue reading 30 Things I learned Before 30.
The world is heavy. We are living in an unprecedented time of not only U.S. history, but global history. This relates a lot to the ideas I brought up in Proud To Be An American? (If you haven't read that, you may want to start there). It's a fact that the government doesn't give a … Continue reading The Fate of a Nation
I think there are few people who actually know themselves. Of course, who's to say what it means to know yourself? And how do you actually know when you know yourself? I certainly keep learning about myself, everyday. And I intend to keep learning each day, for the rest of my life. So if that's … Continue reading Live Your Truth
I won't lie. I get frustrated when people complete tasks subpar to what I could do. Whether at work, on the home front, or some other occasion, a little something inside ticks when I see other people cut corners or invest less than 100% into a project. I think, "I would have done x..." or … Continue reading Stop Expecting YOU From Everyone Else
I find myself trapped in a complex moral dilemma, and I'm not sure where I stand. It all started after reading a story about a 41 year old Canadian man who suffered from Motor Neurone Disease (MND) otherwise known in Canada as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Long story short, the healthcare funding he needed to … Continue reading Do You Have the Right to Die?
Oh love, sweet love. One of my favorite things in the world. Do you know what I love most, about love? It makes people do things they felt otherwise incapable of. It pushes people to action. It moves mountains. Love, at its purest and healthiest form, is unconditional. It doesn't matter what other factors might change … Continue reading The Many Faces of LOVE
I love America. I do. Really. There's a lot of wonderful, amazing things this country offers. Security. Opportunity. Convenience. Comfort. Free speech. We have the ability to do what we want, when we want to. Or, that is the illusion. The truth is, you can do what you want, so long as you stay in … Continue reading Proud To Be An American?