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.
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
People tend to forget that a best friend can break your heart. Why is it we're so wrapped up in romantic love that we'll take our friendships for granted, or worse, betray a person we call "friend?" Maybe it's unintentional. Maybe we hide behind excuses. Or maybe, we all forget that we're human, and humans … Continue reading A Best Friend Can Break Your Heart
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
Time. We all have our own concepts on what it really means. After all, the word time itself can describe a multitude of things - "What time is it?" "Give me a moment of your time." "The times have been hard." "It's pretty hot for this time of year." "The timing is off." When you think of time, is it, in fact, purely clock … Continue reading A Short Dive Into Time
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?
What makes a Proud Beauty? Is it her adventurous spirit? Her self-less love? Or honorable soul? A Proud Beauty approaches life with passion. With generosity. Bravery. Commitment. She chooses this lifestyle, living in celebration, compassion, integrity, and self-sacrifice as a woman and daughter of the earth. A Proud Beauty won’t stand to waste her life … Continue reading What Makes a Proud Beauty?
Recently, life threw a handful of rough curve balls and stormy skies at me. Imagine that moment when you're walking along, blissfully happy with the shining sun, your health, your work, and pretty much everything else happening in your life when suddenly you trip, land face first into a pile of mud, ruin your favorite … Continue reading Stay Positive By Embracing Your Negative Emotions