What I Really Mean When I Say No

Her cell phone suddenly rings, jarring her awake. She peeks at the screen and sees the name of one of her dearest friends. Her phone so rarely rings that she's not sure whether to answer it or not. She only has two options, answer or leave it. She has been in this situation so many … Continue reading What I Really Mean When I Say No

Breathe! Just Breathe!

I approached the entrance with only one task in mind. I needed to purchase my final Christmas gift and then I would be done. I was grinning because I knew there would be so many frantic last-minute shoppers and I was so glad I wasn't going to be one of them. With a bit of excitement, … Continue reading Breathe! Just Breathe!

Happiness, the Alphabet, and You!

For the previous 26 days, you have read posts focused on a central theme, The Alphabet of Happiness. Each letter of the alphabet brought new words and suggestions for why you should pursue happiness in your life and how you can go about doing it. My hope is that you will find at least one … Continue reading Happiness, the Alphabet, and You!

The Alphabet of Happiness: Q

I hope you found yesterday’s post regarding Pride and Perspective to be helpful. If you just joined this journey, be sure to take the time to go back and read from the beginning. Without delay, let’s get to it and discuss the letter “Q”. You're taking a pleasant walk on a very sunny day. It's just … Continue reading The Alphabet of Happiness: Q

The Alphabet of Happiness: C

I hope you found yesterday’s post regarding Believing, Breathing, and Baking helpful. If you just joined this journey, be sure to take the time to go back and read from the beginning, The Alphabet of Happiness. Without delay, let’s get to it and discuss the letter “C”. Courage and Choice Courage Often times when we think of the … Continue reading The Alphabet of Happiness: C

BPD: Being Extremely Sensitive

If you have been professionally diagnosed or know someone who has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), then this post will most likely ring true to you in every aspect. Yet, there are still many who haven't fully understood or accepted this fact. I'm going to put it out there... Having BPD means being … Continue reading BPD: Being Extremely Sensitive

Tips From a Master Worrier!

Do you stay up nights worrying about tomorrow or other days in your future? Do you go on vacation and find yourself worrying about everything rather than enjoying yourself? Do you find yourself easily distracted while at work because you're worrying about events outside of your work? If you answered yes to any of these … Continue reading Tips From a Master Worrier!

Managing a Riptide in Your Life!

It's a beautiful sunny and warm day at the beach. You are with friends and enjoying yourself. All of you decide to take a swim in the ocean. Running excitedly towards the water you run through the shallow water and dive into the surf. The water is warm and you begin to swim towards deeper … Continue reading Managing a Riptide in Your Life!

It’s ONLY 89!

The sun continues to scorch our state. Our once luscious green grass fields are now brown and look as though they'll never recover. The deciduous trees native to our state are beginning to show some distress. The leaves are beginning to wither. The water levels in our rivers and lakes are way below normal. The sun is … Continue reading It’s ONLY 89!

The Whirlwind of Depression

Feeling extremely tired, because I'm exhausted from feeling so tired. Feeling extremely exhausted, because I'm emotional from feeling so exhausted. Feeling extremely emotional, because I'm sad from feeling so emotional. Feeling extremely sad, because I'm in so much pain from feeling so sad. Feeling extremely painful, because I'm doubtful from feeling so much pain. Feeling … Continue reading The Whirlwind of Depression