Slow and steady wins the race

As someone who is quite analytical and motivated I  am constantly assessing ways in which I can make changes and improve my life. For example there are unhealthy habits I have formed such as eating too many sweets and as of late watching far too much television.  I would like to change these and other… Continue reading Slow and steady wins the race

There is no room for pride in relationships

The other day I was lamenting to my older sister about an argument my boyfriend and I had. He has a way of going silent to retreat and think when he is upset or hurt. His reaction unfortunately triggers my fear of abandonment and leaves me feeling a bit anxious. As I was discussing with… Continue reading There is no room for pride in relationships

What to do when life gets tough

It is easy to be positive and happy when life is going well but what about when life gets tough? You know when you can’t seem to catch a break and things around you are crumbling.  Between being laid off twice in seven months, my stepdads cancer, family issues, relationship drama and a racist, sexist,… Continue reading What to do when life gets tough

When we can’t see the Mountains

I first moved to California in July 2009.  I knew there were mountains surrounding me because I had visited before, however, I could not see the mountains; smog covered them for the first couple months I was here.  Though I knew they were there from memory, I could not see them.  It was not until… Continue reading When we can’t see the Mountains

Why Black Lives should Matter to us All

I am a white Irish woman who grew up in Wisconsin in a low income neighborhood. Growing up in that neighborhood allowed me to interact with people from different backgrounds and equally as important, my mother taught me a very important lesson at a young age.  It was a simple lesson of empathy and love. Love everyone without exceptions.… Continue reading Why Black Lives should Matter to us All