Success: Perfection or Productivity?

Have you ever wondered how someone with more responsibilities or demands is able to achieve more of their goals than you do? No, they are not perfect, alien, or some breed of human meets robot. Simply, they are probably just more highly productive and efficient than you.  Now, if only we could be as perfect …

Get Lost (Every Once in a While…)

"Beep. Beep!" The church vans pulls up and I know for sure that if one particular person is driving the van that week, we were in for an adventure. Working on a weekly rotation, each driver offered a variety of excitement each week. Whether it was leaving a church member because they were taking too …

The Plan: My 2016 Resolutions

I am back! Or am I? The last two+ months have been oddly hectic-- peppered with great highs, positive personal realizations, wonderful whirlwinds, and twisted tests of my personal stamina. I am pleased to report that -- for the most part -- I am conquering the tests of life. I am very proud of the …

I Am in the News?

It is very easy to forget that other people are also human. I remember when I was a little teenybopper I subconsciously found slight enjoyment in commenting on other people's life mistakes/decisions. In a weird way it made me feel more normal, more confident, and more hopeful that -- despite not having everything I wanted …

Logic vs. Emotion

I swear, our logic and our feelings are like two siblings that like to constantly fight and bicker with one another. I remember fighting one of my older brothers when I was a little girl. He would pick on me or make a smart comment, I would cry, and then sometimes we would fight. I …

Having Faith in Yourself.

"Faith is the bird that feels the light even when the dawn is still dark." As defined, faith is a strong belief in someone or something. That concepts seems very vague, somewhat intangible, and also requires a significant level of trust. If I trust a person or object, I believe in their/its ability to be …

Protect Your Optimism

Man, oh man! How much bad, poor, negative news can we handle? Does anyone else feel like every time they turn around there is more bad news being reported? Yes, Facebook is usually filled with positive messages and laughs; Instagram with joyous photos and smiles; but, the news, forget about it-- sad news upon weird …

Untangle Yourself.

Slaves to the mind, trapped back in time Freedom seems to be confused with nickels and dimes Success nothing more than a borrowed image Satiated by perverted perspectives Chained to rusty bars of mental prisons Fighting for the chance to realize destiny While clothed in costumes of hijacked dreams Stolen language, borrowed frames Walking in …