I've interacted with more people in the last few days than I have in the last few months. For an introvert that's a big deal. I'm pretty sure I spend more time conversing with my dogs than I do any humans that I know. And I'm okay with that. I used to think I was…Read more People Pleasers
Hind sight is 20/20. In other words, we see our pasts perfectly... We can look back on our lives and see our mistakes, see opportunities taken and missed, see what we could have, should have, done better. In other words we can look back and gain wisdom and insight to avoid making the same mistakes…Read more Is Hind Sight 20/20?
I write a lot about how the past affects the present and the future. I cannot change what happened to me as a child. I cannot change what my parents did or did not do to me. All of it made me who I am today... For a while I was angry and defensive. I…Read more Kernels of Truth, Beauty, & Rightness
Freedom of speech... I would like to start by saying how grateful I am to live in a time and country where I can get on this crazy thing called the interweb and type up whatever pops into my head... But seriously there has been a lot of chatter about the freedom of speech. About…Read more Freedom = Responsibility
It's easy to become jealous of other people's success. After all we weren't around for all the years it took them to get where they are. We only see the shiny, sparkly moments - the results. I never got that, though. Why be jealous? I'm not saying I haven't been or won't be again. I…Read more That’s on me
“Choose not to be harmed and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed and you haven’t been.” - Marcus Aurelius I know, I know that's easier said than done. But see, there have been men and women doing it for thousands of years. They are known as stoics. Marcus Aurelius was one of them. I never…Read more “Choose not to be harmed and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed and you haven’t been.” – Marcus Aurelius
We are told many lies every day. That's advertising. But they all can be summed up with one big lie. We need more of everything to be happy. We. Need. More. We need a better car. We need more clothes, more shoes, a better phone. We need all the latest gadgets, because lord help us…Read more The Biggest Lie of the Modern World