Division

This week I've been on vacation from work. It's the first full week I've been off since early last August. So, it's been 11 months. And I really needed the break. I spent it with family - including my cousin and her family of 5 who drove 8 hours to see me and my immediate…

We’re All Doomed… Right?

It's a crazy world. It's a crazy time to be alive. Especially in America. But is it really as bad as a lot of people think? Is it worse? I can honestly say that Twitter makes it sound like we are on the verge of WW III/Civil War II. (And I'm not talking about a…

I Want to Run

Lately I’ve been feeling like running. Not from anything. But to a lot of things. And for the past several months, when I walk into my job, something inside of me is screaming “run, run, run!” More on this to come soon... but for now... here’s this week’s Ted Talk. My favorite quote from it…

Stumbling

Lately, I've been asking myself if I'm bad... I can't seem to stop asking the question. I absolutely feel like a bad parent right now. And yet, I know I'm not. It's a weird combination of thoughts and feelings. And it really hurts. Last weekend my 17-year-old decided to not come home on Saturday night.…

Be Your Own Hero

I don't know about you, but every time something traumatic happens in my life, I get small. I think most people do. But for me, if something "bad" happens, no matter how little or huge, whether it's a rude comment or the loss of a loved on, I naturally start to shrink. It's my automatic…

TTT: It is About Love

Love has been on my mind a lot lately, especially since yesterday was the anniversary. I’ve also been filled with a lot of anger today. But I’m not judging the anger I feel and I’m allowing myself to feel it. It will pass. Eventually. I know this. Because I want it to pass... just not…

One Year Since Heartbreak

Sometimes I hate trying to come-up with a blog title, or even a blog topic for that matter. Today marks exactly one year since Wildflower broke-up with me. So, I wanted to write about how far I've come over the last year. But I also want to give advice about how I overcame heartbreak. But…

So… I Was on This Podcast….

Today, I'm taking a break from my Ted Talk Thursday to announce I was on a podcast that was just published today. The overall theme of the show is the same as all the Ted Talks I've been showing. And my specific episode is too. My friend, Victoria, has this podcast that's pretty cool. A…

Embracing Weakness and Loving Myself

I'm a bit of a mess right now. But I kinda like it. I really do. And a year ago I was an absolute mess. And I hated it. I really did. A year ago I was judging myself harshly for being a mess. In fact, I've always done that. I've always told myself the…

Choosing to Choose

I don't think this blog post will be super long. I've taken kinda a mini break from blogging lately. I'm actually working on a little something that I think will work in conjunction with this blog. I hope to be able to provide more details soon... In the meantime, I've been in a pretty good…