What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger

When you want something so bad and you’re putting in a ton of effort, then see little results, it can be extremely frustrating. You want the effort to pay off. You want to see, feel and notice the change. But, sometimes, since we’re living it we are the last to see it. Imagine you’re thatContinue reading “What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger”

Allow Yourself to Feel It

You don’t need to like how you feel right now.⠀ It’s okay, I promise. Allow this to be a part of your story and allow yourself to feel it. Then, take a deep breath and take a step forward into your next chapter. The most beautiful thing about life is that it’s constantly changing andContinue reading “Allow Yourself to Feel It”

Learn To Say, "NO"

Hi, my name is Marissa and I’m a recovering “People Pleaser.” I’m someone who would very much bend over backwards for just about anyone. You needed me, you had me. I barely know you? Eh, whatever. I see the good in everyone. There’s no way you’re gonna take advantage of me…right?…right? Insert eye roll here.Continue reading “Learn To Say, "NO"”

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”

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”