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Serve & Protect

Have you ever heard the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover?” Well, for the most part, it’s true. The cover is only one part of something much greater. The only way you’ll learn this is if you read the book, despite the impression that the cover may give off. There’s always more than … Read moreServe & Protect

The Art of Grief

In under a year, I’ve lost two people in my life: my childhood friend and my childhood abuser. Both of them took their own lives. If you think that things are so bad right now that there’s simply no coming back from them, I’ll let you in on a little secret; there’s always one moment where … Read moreThe Art of Grief

Writing: The Art of You

So, you want to start a blog. Perhaps you’ve already created a blog, but now you’re stuck with an itch you can’t scratch. “What do I write about?” Maybe your frustration goes a bit deeper than that. Maybe you’re not feeling inspired to write. Well, allow me to let you in on a little secret. I’ve … Read moreWriting: The Art of You

Motivation Isn’t Everything

What is motivation? To put it simply, it’s your desire to do something. For the longest time, I thought that motivation was my greatest ally. Was I right? Well, let’s see. Many years ago, I was motivated enough to run a Startup. So, I founded one. A year ago, I was motivated enough to write a … Read moreMotivation Isn’t Everything

Carrying On: Life After A Loved One’s Suicide

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. – Washington Irving Rest in peace, Nina. I hope you’re watching from above, knowing how much you’re … Read moreCarrying On: Life After A Loved One’s Suicide

Schism (a.k.a. ‘What The World Needs Now’)

Schism: a split or division between strongly opposed sections or parties, caused by differences in opinion or belief. The world seems to be confused, angry and hurt; and whether it’s asking for it or not, what the world needs right now is more love. More light. More hope. A pathway to serenity. A few months ago, … Read moreSchism (a.k.a. ‘What The World Needs Now’)

Reversal

Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… … Read moreReversal

Mirage

The dictionary defines a mirage as something illusionary — something unreal. When I was a kid, I was fascinated with movies and television shows because they were reassuring. You always knew who the heroes and villains were. When you grow up, you realize that life isn’t so black and white; people are seldom who they … Read moreMirage

Overthinking is Evil

You know what the biggest challenge for me is? Overthinking. I absolutely hate it!   I sent someone a text message the other day, and instead of “I’m okay!” they wrote “I’m okay.” I thought to myself: “She used a period instead of an exclamation point! Is she dying? Oh, (bleep). Do I have to plan a funeral? Or … Read moreOverthinking is Evil