Freedom through Forgiveness

“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive.” Why is it so much more difficult for us to forgive ourselves than it is to forgive the people we love? This is a question that often comes to mind in the midst of having made a mistake. I believe it stems fromContinue reading “Freedom through Forgiveness”

Shameless (Pt. 3) Self-Love

“You can’t pour from an empty cup.” Oftentimes, our ego tells us that we can’t possibly be happy until we have achieved either this thing or that. The problem is that all we ever have is the present moment. If we put off our happiness now for later, it will only ever be so. WeContinue reading “Shameless (Pt. 3) Self-Love”

Living a Meaningful Life

What it truly means to live an authentic and meaningful life has become obscured. Advertisers know this. Their very existence depends on it. They play on our primitive fears of not being “good enough.” They prey on our foolishly egotistical longings for more money, more materials, more of anything and everything beyond what we currentlyContinue reading “Living a Meaningful Life”

Doggy Doodles

A teeny town, just over the railroad tracks. It’s his home. If he ever got lost, I’d know right where to find him. Here. A favorite place for salty paws. Every time we go out, the leash always tugs in the same direction. And I feel guilty because I know I should take him moreContinue reading “Doggy Doodles”

Happy Now

All too often, we set goals because of how we think they will make us feel on the other side. And while it’s important to set goals to evolve into greater versions of ourselves, the reason for doing so should not be because we want to feel better. Never sacrifice your happiness now for theContinue reading “Happy Now”

Love yourself

All too often, we ask the world of ourselves. We expect nothing less than perfection, of achieving all that we set out to do ahead of time. And if we don’t get everything done, we think of ourselves as less than. This happens constantly. It’s a vicious cycle we subject ourselves to and all because,Continue reading “Love yourself”

Peppermint Palms

The sky melts into the sun, swirling into itself as peppermint touches the tongue. Tropical trees bend to touch sun before liquid colors blend into the chill. It’s been my home for seven years. Not born, but one I chose for myself because I felt something. Here. Beneath the tree’s shadows, striping over green likeContinue reading “Peppermint Palms”

Hey now. You’re a plan star. Get your plan on, go plan.

Ever intend on being productive and then find yourself at the end of the day asking just what happened? Good. Keep reading. Some say that scheduling our lives is an extremely limiting way to go about one’s day. But if we were to look closely, we’d see that just the opposite is true. If weContinue reading “Hey now. You’re a plan star. Get your plan on, go plan.”

Budapest babbles

Warmth hits like the summer night we haven’t felt in a while. Little white hats bob up and down, teeny hammers tinker outside the glass of the bus window we travel through. They are building. And we are brought into a little world where runaways have come to set up shop. Revitalizing ruins, music playsContinue reading “Budapest babbles”

Letting go

I feel there is this duality that we face as humans. On one end, we crave validation. Oftentimes, we strive for success in other fields because of the foolish belief that when we get there, we will finally have the approval of those who have been withholding their love, fully and wholly, for so long.Continue reading “Letting go”

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