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…

“Oopsie Daisy” (Or How I Get Back On My Bandwagons)

“Oopsie Daisy” (Or How I Get Back On My Bandwagons)

TRUTH: Some people are great at “cold turkey.” Whether it’s quitting an old habit or starting a new one, they make a decision and boom, they never turn back. These people usually have laser focus (they know what’s important to them and they don’t lose sight of it), they have a strong sense of self-worth (they know what’s important to them and they don’t give a crap what other people think), and they are masters of discipline and boundaries (they know what’s important to them and they know how to prioritize it…

When In Doubt… Do (Something)

When In Doubt… Do (Something)

Confession: I’m listening to country music right now… Crazy. I know. Hold up. That was the wrong confession… My bad. Let’s try that again. Confession (Take 2): I thought that once I got my first post out of the way, that writing the second one would be easy. I do, after all, have TONS that I want to write about, and I thought that the hard part would just be figuring out how to start. But I’ve been trying to write this second post since Sunday and well… it’s Thursday now….