The Benefit of a Good Cry

I cried the other day. Not the beautiful, tragic tears we've come to believe is the only 'right' way to cry. This was an ugly cry. A cry I had no idea was in me. Looking back now I understand that I haven't been myself for a month or so. I just thought I was…Read more The Benefit of a Good Cry

Life Happens

I feel like a fraud. Like a failure. Like I'm just pretending to have it all together. I write quite a bit about emotional intelligence and stability so when I lost it a few times over the past couple of weeks I felt guilty and had a deep sense of shame. I hadn't realized that…Read more Life Happens

*Review* Stillness is the Key – Ryan Holiday

After reading Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday I knew his next book Stillness is the Key would likely hit me just as hard if not harder. I was right. Tears were flowing on and off almost from the very first page. Tears of relief. Tears of long-awaited validation. I have been searching for…Read more *Review* Stillness is the Key – Ryan Holiday

Opinion, Not Fact. Perspective, Not Truth.

It's been a while since I've written or read about stoicism but with all the craziness going on right now I thought this quote was a great reminder. Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. Marcus Aurelius We get so crazy busy and distracted…Read more Opinion, Not Fact. Perspective, Not Truth.