What “Better” Means

Better Doesn't Mean "Good". I never really thought about it before, but somewhere along the way we started to equate "better" with "good". But, "better" and "good" aren't the same thing. We know that, yet how often we tell our sick friends and family "get better soon!" Obviously we want our loved ones to feel … Continue reading What “Better” Means

Mindfulness To Me In 2019

What is Mindfulness? First, we should address the fact that "mindfulness" isn't a new concept. Whether you realize it or not, you've practiced it at some point in your life. Psychologists, religious leaders, personal gurus, and your hippie neighbor next-door have been spouting the benefits of mindfulness for millennia. Mindfulness goes by many names: awareness, … Continue reading Mindfulness To Me In 2019

My Personal Motto

Writing Challenge: August 31, 2018 Prompt: Write your best life advice in 4 words or less.   Always get back up. You may jump up right away, or you may need some time- but always get back up. You may have to start out sitting up, then kneeling, then bending, then finally standing- but you … Continue reading My Personal Motto

Dating Rules

*I've posted this before, but this is really important so I'm posting it again. The first 3 rules are about safety, the last is just about manners* Writing Challenge: August 27, 2018 Prompt: what are your most important rules when you go out on dates? My 4 Dating Rules: For the first 3 dates, be … Continue reading Dating Rules

Self-Care

Writing Challenge: July 12, 2018 Prompt: What are 5 things I could do everyday to take better care of myself? 1- Exercise. I do have a fairly physical job, but most of that is walking, light lifting, and bending. That keeps me busy but doesn’t do much for me in the way of being “fit”. … Continue reading Self-Care

Letter to Youth Today

Writing Challenge: April 21, 2018 Prompt: Write a letter full of advice to someone younger. Dear youth of the today, Life is weird, complicated, difficult, and crazy, but it’s also full of wonder, possibility, and choices. I won’t lie to you, it isn’t easy, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t worth it. To navigate … Continue reading Letter to Youth Today