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Confidently Lost

Have you ever thought about the concept of being confidently lost? This phrase had never occurred to me in my life, until just this morning I heard for the first time a song with that title. “Confidently Lost” – for some reason this struck a chord with me. I realized that in fact, that might … Continue reading Confidently Lost

Do With It What You Will

            Isolation. Lack of purpose. Boredom. Laziness. Loneliness. Stir-craziness.             During this unprecedented time, I am sure we have all felt some combination of these things. I don’t know about everyone else, but for me personally it has been difficult not to get sucked into gloominess and wallowing.            Just before this all happened and … Continue reading Do With It What You Will

Island Thoughts

        From the beginning, it was a crazy mix of struggle and bliss. I felt wild, like I was starting over and had the ability to redefine myself however I wanted to because no one knew me yet. The island gave me community, diversity, and eventually peace.         New challenges presented themselves on a daily … Continue reading Island Thoughts

Magic in the Water

Do you see the magic in life? Those moments when all you can think is, ‘Wow, this is amazing, and am I so lucky’? Those are the moments I think of when I need inspiration, and motivation. Big or small, those are the moments that give me hope.        It was early spring, and even … Continue reading Magic in the Water

The Lonely

Do we get second chances at great love? Or after one love leaves us lonely, is that simply what we tell ourselves to survive?             He was the golden one. People would walk up to him and instantly open up; he just had that ease about him that somehow earned immediate trust. In my life … Continue reading The Lonely

The Child that Changed Me

He was the child that changed me. He was the one who showed me that hope and moments of magic, however small, can change everything. He wasn’t mine – I worked with autistic children as a behavior therapist. To give you a little background, I was involved in the preschool program but still had my … Continue reading The Child that Changed Me

How Do We Define Toxic?

They say you need to rid your life of toxic people. If you know they aren’t good for you and perhaps you’re even aware that they are having a bad influence, why would you let them stick around? But here’s the problem – what happens when you’re faced with the question of whether this is … Continue reading How Do We Define Toxic?

Letting Go of the Past

            Sometimes even when we think we’ve moved on from difficult events in life, we somehow keep holding on to things that remind us of what it was like back then. Or in my case, things that helped me through it.             I bought a Jeep when I was twenty-one. It was my first car … Continue reading Letting Go of the Past

You Are What’s Possible

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. It matters, and you matter.             What gets you out of bed in the morning? Coffee? The agonizing buzz of an alarm clock? The thought that today could be the day you get your dream job? The idea that today could be the day … Continue reading You Are What’s Possible

Be Grateful for the Box

It was my sixteenth birthday. I don’t know about you but I was not a stellar person during my teen years – too much angst and drama, and not enough understanding and patience. On that day, I was in the house when my dad came home. He told me that his coworker had found me … Continue reading Be Grateful for the Box

Humans Can Say No

A few years ago I started taking Krav Maga, which is an Israeli form of self-defense. I started training because I wanted – no, needed – to be able to physically defend myself from an attack, and give myself some awareness and peace of mind. At the time I had a physically demanding job building … Continue reading Humans Can Say No

The Girl on my Wall

I am not afraid. We draw inspiration from wherever we need to, whether it be historical figures, fictional characters, or real-life heroes leading the world today. It really doesn’t matter where they come from. If they inspire you for whatever reason, use that. Draw power from it! I have a portrait on my wall of … Continue reading The Girl on my Wall

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