I will be the first person to tell you to think positive. Optimism is contagious and we need to spread it around; however, there are times where negative can be a good thing. Sometimes it can steer you in a new direction or it can teach you what you do not want to become. I… Read More In 15 Years
As I lay there in the deep bathtub, I stared up at the ceiling; taking in the rosemary mint scent of the water. I had kept all of the lights off, so my only natural light came from the window above me. A Bluetooth speaker quietly played music in the background and I felt incredibly… Read More Appreciation For Time
Everyone struggles with keeping secrets. Whether or not you consider yourself a locked vault of your friends’ crazy stories, secrets weigh us down. And as juicy as our friends gossip can be, in my opinion, the most difficult secrets of all can be our own. We slap on a smile and walk out the door… Read More Own Your Story
From a young age, we are influenced by so many things when it comes to relationships. We may have healthy parents to look up to or not so much. Personally, I was addicted to Disney movies and thought that (in the words of Snow White) “someday my prince will come.” I played dress-up and thought… Read More My Number One Relationship
Life goes by so fast. I remember growing up how I longed to be a teenager; then to be able to drive a car; followed by legal drinking age. Looking back, those years flew by. Today, I’m challenging you to pause and take a minute. Take a minute to appreciate all you have done in… Read More Pause, Take A Minute
I know that good men exist; they are out there somewhere. However, there is one type of male that I have run into again and again in recent years – what I like to refer to as “the man-child”. It seems that gone are the days of wooing and courting. Now, you “swipe right” to… Read More Where Have All The Good Ones Gone?
Have you ever heard the saying about the fish who wanted to fly? Or the bird who wanted to swim? Neither one would ever be able to do what the other could do. Sometimes we need to accept our limitations and lead ourselves down a new path. Sometimes we fail – and that’s okay. I… Read More Failure Is Necessary
My whole life I have wanted to try hurdling. Many times I have thought, “I’m tall with long legs, I bet I could jump over them.” Then I pause, in fear, and decide to save it for another day. What if I trip and fall? Could I make it over a smaller hurdle first? The… Read More A Funny Thing About Hurdles
“If all your friends jumped from a bridge, would you?” I used to think this was a dumb question. If all my friends jumped from a bridge, I most definitely would not. However, I apparently thought it was intelligent to jump from a window onto gym mats. As much as I never thought I’d be… Read More Would You Jump?
“Oh right, I forgot,” he sneered at me. “It happened two minutes ago, so to you, it’s over. It’s in the past.” I had a partner who regularly scolded me for the fact I like to settle into the moment, live in the present and not look at the past or the future too much.… Read More That’s The Past