Why Focusing In Life is So Hard

You want to know why it's so hard to focus on your own life and ride your own wavelength of zen? Well, I re-discovered the answer today. Wait for it... Wait for it... It's because everyone around you is so DARN LOUD! The Setting I wrote this post yesterday during a fit of frustration on …

How To Deal With Frustration With Life: 20 Questions

"I have a lot of faith in myself which is why I am frustrated with the fact that I am not doing more," said my ridiculous-too-hard-on-myself mind. Can anyone relate to this? About 5% of the month (or more), I wake up with this overwhelming thought that I am not doing enough and/or have not …

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 …

Relationships: Chemistry and Compromise (Is There Room For Everyone? Part III)

Section 1: CHEMISTRY Organic chemistry: The thing that everyone desires in matters of lust and love and the class everyone despises in college. I was 16 when I had my first "official" boyfriend and it was also the first time I learned that great relationships require more than just chemistry. Well, there were three guys …

Race and Racial Identity: Is There Room For Everyone? (Part I)

"This town ain't big enough for the both of us." - The Western Code Nicki Minaj is currently allegedly feuding with Taylor Swift over the nominations for Best Music Video of the Year. According to Minaj, who was not nominated, "If your video celebrates women with slim bodies, you will be nominated for Video of …

The Conundrum: Being Strong

After breaking my silence about a personal life event, I know there are a lot of people that suddenly have a lot of questions. My original post was intended to shed more light on an issue in our society than a whirlwind of questions about me. However, I accept the questions and curiosity as a …

Lesson from Stuart Scott: Live.

I am not going to lie. My first reaction to Stuart Scott's passing was "he didn't deserve to die." I didn't venture far enough to blame God, but I was initially baffled. "But he fought so hard with such fortitude and faith, if anyone deserved to beat cancer didn't he?" I thought about his ESPN …

Picture Perfect Puzzle Pieces: A Story

"Most people think happiness is about gaining something, but it's not. It's all about getting rid of the darkness you've accumulated." - Jo Oz @ozlifeadvice I posted this quote a few weeks ago, but I had to revisit it because it presents such a different perspective on happiness as we know it. Let me begin …