Happiness is a Choice Not a Chase 

Dear Self, Are you happy? You have asked yourself this question so many times throughout your life. Whenever people asked you where you envisioned your life in the future, your answer always included that you wanted "to be happy." If someone asked you right now where you want to be 5, 10, or 20 years …

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 …

Relationship Timelines: Dating, Marriage, Babies…

Is it just me or does it seem like when you are in a relationship and (1) get to a certain age (between age 25-30, at least) or (2) have been dating someone for 3 or more years (past age 21), people seem to ask the same basic questions regarding your relationship? "How long have …

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 …

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 …

Accepting the Cards I Am Dealt.

Life Question: Why are we dealt different cards in life? And what should we do if we don't like the cards we are dealt? "Why them and not me?" Let's be honest folks. Throughout your life, how many times have you had some variation of this question? Personally, I have had this thought invade my …

Proving Yourself to Other People

LifeFact: If in the course of talking about why you are pursuing something or making a particular decision you find yourself saying "I am going to prove to ____, that I ____," it is a huge indication that you are not free, your intentions are misguided, and you are too concerned about what other people …

Dealing with Crappy and Sh*tty Stuff

I was talking to my cousin the other day about some shitty things that have been happening in my life lately. Well, it's more like crappy things happening to someone else that in turn affected me. I guess this area of my life has just been somewhat of an adventurous ride recently. Naturally at this …