stand for both

Today I am thankful for the ability to see both sides of an issue. I’m fortunate to have people in my life that can agree with me or disagree with me and love me either way. I’m glad that I posses the ability to look and think beyond flashy news headlines and raging activists and […]

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Regret and resolution

Holidays can be wonderful, relaxing, stressful and chaotic, and most of us very recently got a taste of all of the above. Every year after the big number on the calendar changes I find myself evaluating the holidays, comparing them to the previous year and finding both regrets and resolutions in the process of reflecting […]

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undermining self love

The self love epidemic has hit us pretty hard over the last decade and is becoming more of an excuse for narcissism with every passing day. Self love and self care are two completely different things, and self love has become the problem child of the two. In an effort to differentiate I have taken […]

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decisions based on altruism

Election season has been in full swing for months now and the big day is finally here. Although we have not quite reached the usual level of excitement and rage that we normally experience during the primaries, tensions are still running high with emotions and attitudes ranging from dogmatic to don’t care. Hearing many of […]

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offline is a luxury

If you wake up in the morning and the first thing you reach for is an internet connected device only to spend more time there than you intend to, chances are pretty good that you are wasting a substantial amount of time on a regular basis that could be used in a productive way, or […]

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growing pains

For a person who doesn’t believe in time travel or having any control in life outside of their own free will it seems slightly ridiculous to even consider the possibility before answering the timeless question, if you could change anything about your past, what would it be? I have answered this on several occasions with […]

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permission to give up

I was never told that it was acceptable to give up. I was always taught to never give up, and this has become a problem. It is a dangerous mindset to have, that you should never give up on anything, especially for someone with anxiety. Anxious people want to have control over every person, thing, […]

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