How To Be, Effortlessly

How To Be, Effortlessly

“To be, or not to be.” That is, in fact, the question. Hamlet, of course, was defining being as living, so when he asked this question he was asking whether it was better to be alive or not. To me that point is moot since I believe that we ARE, and will continue to BE forever. In this respect, I’m a bit of Buddhist – I don’t believe that our existence begins at conception and ends with death – but that’s a topic for a different time perhaps, and one that bears…

Friday Finds #2

Friday Finds #2

It’s been an eventful three weeks since my last Friday Finds list. There have been ups. There have been downs. And then there have been some awesome moments of self-reflection, self-discovery, and emotional growth. New routines like swimming and taking my dogs to the dog park have been solidified, and I’ve experienced some memorable events like The OC County Fair and an awesome play titled Obama-Ology. In between it all there’s also been some peanut butter, some cleaning, and some hard core dancing. Which leads me to… 5 THINGS I’M TOTALLY…

On Heartbreak and Happiness

On Heartbreak and Happiness

It’s okay to not be okay. Did you hear me? It is OKAY to not be okay. I want you to know this. I want you to know that you don’t have to hide your “not okayness” behind a fake smile or behind words like, “I’m fine” or “It’s okay” which only sharpen the edges of the “not okayness” that you are trying so desperately to swallow. It is okay to not be okay. To be hurt. To be angry. To be afraid. To be heartbroken. To be. Your job as…

Friday Finds #1

Friday Finds #1

Helloooo Friday! Following my decision to get back on all of my bandwagons this past Sunday (you can read about it here), I’ve had a refreshingly productive and confidence-boosting week. My laundry is done. The floors have been swept and mopped. The dogs have been to the dog park every other day. And I’ve been to the gym! I’m telling you guys, boundaries are the bomb. To wit, I thought I’d keep the streak going by launching a series I’ve been mulling over for a few weeks now: Friday Finds….