My dad says that life requires perseverance and willpower and that we can do anything given time and resources. When push comes to shove, our bodies will react and protect us because it’s written in our DNA. Fight-or-flight. We will not fall. So where was all of that when my very being was pulled apart … Read more How I Came to Live Boundless.
A recent conversation that I had with another blogger got me thinking about how willing people are to put their work, education, etc. before their own physical and mental health. I’m just as guilty of this but I make an effort nowadays to keep this to a minimum because the body and mind I have are … Read more Take Care of Yourself. Seriously.
Originally, this post was going to revolve around the story behind the following quote: “It’s okay to be afraid, but never fear.” But, as of yesterday, this quote applied to my life — yet again — in a very big way. I dropped my Finite Math course yesterday because there was no longer any chance … Read more A Few Thoughts on Fear.
Often times, when people encourage others to look for the silver lining of the situation, they talk about how things could be worse. “You could be starving and living on the streets.” “It could have been broken.” “Some people don’t even have a car.” The notion that I, or anyone, can take comfort in the fact that … Read more “It Could Be Worse:” The False Silver Lining and Why I Don’t Look For it.
Stress is the bane of my existence. It ruins my mood, kills my self-esteem, cancels my sociability, and puts me in a vicious cycle. Meditation, as it seems, is the cure.
I almost died today.
In addition to keeping things in perspective, trying to limit petty upsets, and a few other mindful habits…keeping an open mind has brought peace to my life in a really big way. The result of the presidential election has been distressful and shocking for many people, including myself. When my brother texted me Wednesday morning that … Read more The Importance of an Open Mind