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, […]Read more "permission to give up"
Considering the massive amount of conflicting health information the supposed experts constantly and casually toss out to the public, I thought it would be a good idea to offer up an alternative route to healthy living that consists of common sense, simplicity and is backed by the personal experience of someone who isn’t getting paid […]Read more "a conflict of health"
I recently watched the movie musical the greatest showman and I must admit that it was not my cup of tea. Without diving deep into the details let me just say that my reasoning for the most part is because it was not in any way inspirational. It was not historically accurate, did not teach […]Read more "for entertainment purposes"
I am no expert in psychology, but pondering the old nature vs. nurture debate I have always felt like a product of my environment as far as my personality and behavior are concerned. To a certain extent I can understand how personality traits can be hereditary, but I am not at all convinced that my […]Read more "pardon my personality"
In an attempt to broaden horizons and pull heads out of clouds of electronic devices I thought I would state the obvious. Your life is more than your career. It is more than just your kids, your workout routine, your diet, your partner, your past, your physical appearance, bank account, mental state, friendships or lack […]Read more "wherever you are"
Cold and flu viruses are spreading and mutating all over the place and I have recently and very rudely been reminded of how much of a showstopper getting sick can be. It has been so many years since I have come down with even the most common cold that I forgot how brutal this stuff […]Read more "sick"
Worry is the cornerstone of an anxiety disorder. If you’re like me you worry about things more than they deserve to be worried about and after spending way too much time cycling between feeling crazy and being utterly amazed at how powerful the mind is and how often thoughts and feelings can be bizarrely inaccurate, […]Read more "when everything scares you"
Coming out of the holiday season and into the new year has me reflecting on the lessons and experiences last year brought and premeditating on what is still to come. Weirdly enough I’m finding myself in an unfamiliar place of serenity, feeling assured that whatever the upcoming year has in store, I will be able […]Read more "in defense of caring less"
I would never dream of discouraging anyone from attending a university to further their education in preparation for the real world, but I will advise anyone considering going to school before they know what they are going for and without the funds to pay for it to take a hard left turn and just think […]Read more "confessions of a college dropout"
Anything you have ever heard about pageantry has most likely exposed the good, bad and ugly aspects of the historical tradition. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but the important thing to remember when expressing opinions of pageant competitions is that they are not all created equal. There are many pageant systems out there […]Read more "five categories"