Why I Write

The past several weeks, I have been in in a pseudo stage of writer's block – feeling uninspired and unmotivated to dedicate the time to the passion I love. Then one day, when scrolling through news on Twitter and checking what was trending, I noticed the hashtag #WhyIWrite. It was in honor of October 20 … Continue reading Why I Write

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Active In Happiness

My perspective on life has been a roller coaster. I've gone from believing "everything happens for a reason" to "life is incredibly cruel and unfair" with thinking life is beautiful to being distraught at its random destruction. While Life is going to throw us curve-balls of blessings and curses, there is one truth that we … Continue reading Active In Happiness

6 Important Lessons About Self-Care

In a previous blog, I discussed how I felt that a simple way to combat the mental strains of feeling anxious, down, etc. can be lessened through self-care. Again, let me reiterate I am not an expert in mental health simply a person in grief and as a result, has faced struggles with depression and … Continue reading 6 Important Lessons About Self-Care

Beyond Awareness

I want to first set a disclaimer that I have no expertise in mental health. Rather, just my own personal experience with loss and grief, which has triggered my own bouts of depression and anxiety. Even those words "depression" and "anxiety" seem heavy for what I'm feeling. They could be unwarranted, and they may be … Continue reading Beyond Awareness

2017: The Year of Questions

When I thought of what to label 2017 as I write my year-in-review there were many ways it could have gone. The Year of "Healing," "Surviving," or even "Treading Along." But when I dug a little deeper I began to see the questions that arose in my life this past year. 2016 was a rough … Continue reading 2017: The Year of Questions

Pure Joy

Joy comes in all shapes and sizes.  It comes in huge occasions and simple reminders. It comes in laughter and smiles. It can come through the familiarity of friends and family or the serendipity of strangers. Pure joy is the catalyst for hope when times are tough, faith when things are uncertain, and love when times … Continue reading Pure Joy

An Extra Day

Leap Day. February 29th. It comes once every four years – a novelty like a shooting star. It's somewhat extraordinary when you think about it. I say somewhat because science has boiled it down to a basic understanding. We really get 365 and 1/4 days each year so those quarters add up to an extra … Continue reading An Extra Day