Even During The Hard Stuff

SMILE. Have you ever witnessed someone get really frustrated at something and they put on the BIGGEST, fakest smile? They’re obviously annoyed, but now they’re smiling and they look ridiculous (if it’s on a sitcom anyway) but suddenly…they start to feel better. They get through the moment. The classic Dick Van Dyke song from ByeContinue reading “Even During The Hard Stuff”

The Rule of 5

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Band Aids & Bullet Holes

I was having a conversation over the weekend with a friend who has been trying so desperately to feel better. I know that feeling all too well. It’s like you’re stuck on the edge of a freakin’ cliff and a bear is creeping up on you. Whattya do? Jump to your demise or fight aContinue reading “Band Aids & Bullet Holes”

Is Anyone Listening?

Demi Lovato Times Union Center Albany NY 2014 (Photo by Me)

These Hands

If these hands could talk. They’ve held onto hands, lovingly, yet tight, to pick up my weight and swing me back and forth. With the heart of a wide eyed child, without a care of what’s to come, just the happiness of the now. They’ve held the backpack straps of a first time schooler. AContinue reading “These Hands”

I Cringe At The Word

🆃🆁🅸🅶🅶🅴🆁🆂 *shutter* I hate the word. It almost creates it’s own definition within my reaction to it. But, they do exist. If you’ve been through any type of traumatic situation, the healing process can be flippin’ HARD. For real. I’ve been there and honestly, I’m still doing this whole healing thing for myself in aContinue reading “I Cringe At The Word”

I Know Myself Too Well

Almost every morning, I wake up and I head to the gym. I do this on purpose because it not only helps wake me up, but I also know if I don’t do it first thing, I won’t do it at all. In fact, and maybe I shouldn’t admit this but, I’m totally going toContinue reading “I Know Myself Too Well”

What’s Happiness?

What’s your definition of happiness? While you think about that, I’ll tell ya what a quick Google search defines it as: Feeling or showing pleasure or contentment. Uh, okay, but what’s “contentment,” exactly? A state of happiness and satisfaction. Hold up just one… flipping… second. The one is used to define the other, so we’reContinue reading “What’s Happiness?”

Does Happiness Come With Success?

There are two types of people coming into the New Year, it seems. I say it because I see it. It’s all over social media and I can almost guarantee you fall under one of two categories, ya ready? You’re either: New Year, New Me: Passionate, Goal Oriented, Ready to take on the year andContinue reading “Does Happiness Come With Success?”