The tears weren't sobs of sadness or waterfalls of happiness. The waterworks were simply an overdue release of pent up stress and ignored emotions. They weren't a sign of weakness or an outpouring of self-pity, yet rather an opportunity to cleanse myself of unhealthy toxins that had built up within me as a side-effect of … Continue reading I Cried Today, Did You?
I would have entitled this blog post something a bit more obscene but there are still some societal norms I tend to follow. Cursing in a title is one threshold I am not yet ready to cross, you can thank my mom for that (and the fact that she reads this blog!). However, there are … Continue reading Bucking Societal Norms
People often wait until the New Year to try something different: a new haircut, a new diet, a new job, a new significant other, you name it. Humans are creatures of habit who believe that with January 1st comes the magical time to rid themselves of their old skin, to journey down the path unknown, … Continue reading Here’s to New Beginnings…
How many times a day do you tell yourself a lie? No matter how big or small, do you speak a non-truth inside the confines of your own head? MAYBE it doesn't seem like an issue to you because come on, who doesn't say a white lie every now and then? And what's the big … Continue reading Do you LIE to yourself?
We all experience different types of pain - emotional, physical, spiritual, mental. The way it affects us is never the same as it often manifests in many different forms. Sometimes the pain comes and goes, sometimes it lingers, sometimes it leaves a dark shadow over our daily existence. How each of us deals with this … Continue reading Invisible Pain
We hear it all the time, "try something new...try something unexpected." Yet more often than not, we don't go down the unknown path, we don't venture past the comforts of our daily existence. But why is that? What are we so afraid of that keeps us from being adventurous in this life of ours? Perhaps … Continue reading Do Something out of Your Comfort Zone
Being vulnerable is never easy, nor does it come naturally to most of us. Webster's dictionary defines the word 'vulnerable' as: capable of being physically or emotionally wounded; or open to attack or damage. The definition itself is scary and probably makes most of us NOT want to be vulnerable because honestly, why would we … Continue reading Do you Have the Courage to be Vulnerable?
It has been said time and time again that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I agree with this statement, yet constantly have to remind myself that beauty is defined differently by different people. Anyone can say that you are pretty or ugly or skinny or fat...but when that person is yourself, then … Continue reading Stop Being Your Own Worst Critic
For my friends who are parents, please pat yourselves on the back for a job well done. Seriously, open up the champagne and break out the fine china because you truly DESERVE it. If you didn't lose, body slam, or go to the ER with your child today, then you are WINNING at this thing … Continue reading Being a Parent is HARD
To all the children, young and old...this is for you, love Mom With your birth my world turned upside down, and with each breath you took, my heart skipped around. For years I held you when you cried and kissed you when you slept, yet you'll never know how many days that I wept. In … Continue reading A Mother’s Never Ending Love Story