We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
Toxicity in our lives can come in many forms — the environment we live in, the food we eat, the things we drink, the substances we put into our bodies, the air we breathe, the environment we work in, the people we surround ourselves with professionally, the people we surround ourselves with personally…
The list can go on because, in reality, anything can be…
If you struggle with anxiety, then you probably know how much of a bitch it can be… if you allow it to be. It can be your greatest friend or worst enemy.
For me, anxiety is both physical and emotional. I become consumed by an overwhelming feeling of claustrophobia, irrational fear, and feelings of inadequacy — like I have to “move” in all senses of the word.
When my anxious brain is triggered, it makes me feel like I have to literally run, to get that oh-so-great endorphin release. …
I am a learner — I haver a great desire to learn and to continuously improve. I build on first-hand experience and realize every situation is unique.
I take command — I take control and make decisions. I fortify others so they grow stronger.
I love input — I have a craving to know more. I believe in simplifying the complex. I offer clear and easy-to-comprehend explanations.
I am an empath — I can sense the feelings of others with a keen awareness about human behavior. I am able to discover what makes each person special.
I am an activator…
Growing up, I was always exposed to this concept that everyone must achieve certain milestones, that there is this generally-accepted path that everyone follows — go to high school, go to college and get a “useful” degree, go to graduate school, get a well-paying and stable job, climb the ladder at said job, find a partner, get married, have kids, retire, grow old, die.
As someone who is highly sensitive — hard-wired for anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and addictive tendencies — this seemingly linear path through life was very appealing.
Appealing because, for some reason, it gave me the facade of…
While time may just be an external framework, or a foundation for structuring the flow of our lives, the new year can represent a point in time to reflect more fully on ourselves, our needs, and our experiences — giving us an opportunity to make changes to our lives we know in our hearts we may need or to make adjustments to the direction of the roads we forge.
Life is cyclic, ebbing and flowing like a wave in the ocean, beginning and ending like chapters in a book. Our thoughts, our emotions, our physical sensations, our state of being…
Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.
— Rosa Luxemburg
Let me preface this by saying that I am in no way intending to minimize anyone’s personal experiences with any of the affects of Covid-19. I am merely sharing my own observations and experiences, in hopes of shedding light on different perspectives — to try to bring a voice to many things that seem to be either unsaid or afraid to be said
Since March of 2020, we have heard non-stop about Covid — the deaths, the numbers, the stay-at-home orders, the symptoms, the devastating health effects…
I was listening to a great podcast this morning from Dr. Mark Hyman’s The Doctor’s Farmacy featuring Dr. Pedram Shojai titled “How to Align your Attention with your Intention,” and it was just what I needed to hear. The link to the podcast can be found here.
Let’s face it… Life can be hectic and chaotic. Sometimes things can feel overwhelming and out of control. Sometimes, it can feel like we are on a merry-go-round, just going along with the motions, not really sure where we came from or where we want to go.
Sometimes we never quite take the…
If there is anything I am learning as I begin to write more, it is that many things in life can be tied back to the concepts of personal responsibility, honesty, and radical acceptance. Rediscovering and continuing to devleop this sense of “personal responsibility” is, in many ways, founded on honesty and authenticity— these abilities to exist and live life without filters and to simply be real, both with yourself and with others.
This honesty might hurt. In fact, it is most likely incredibly painful… but, from that pain, comes incredible growth and beauty. It is in the “real” moments…
“We are the warriors, who learned to love the pain
We come from different places but have the same name
’Cause we were born for this
We are the broken ones, who chose to spark a flame
Watch as our fire rages, our hearts are never tame
’Cause we were, ’cause we were,
’Cause we were, ’cause we were born for this
We were born for this”
— Born for This by The Score
Change is hard. Change requires courage. Change requires hard work and introspection. Change is uncomfortable. Change is uncertain. …
In a world filled with so much noise — the stress, the “shoulds,” the labels, the black and white thinking, the shame — life can be confusing and treacherous.
Our values become buried in the depths of imposed rules, and it becomes more challenging to find voice, reasons, your why. We are taught by this blind and ever so fast-moving culture that things are “good” or “bad,” that feelings should be pushed aside and numbed, and that we are somehow flawed if we don’t magically fit into this little box of labels deemed “acceptable.”
The irony, however, lies in the…
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