For most people I talk to, when I tell them I experience horrible anxiety, they nod their head and tell me it’ll be okay. When I tell them, “I’m sorry, I have bad anxiety today, can we reschedule?” They smile and tell me there’s nothing to worry about and if I just get out of…… Continue reading What I Mean When I Say “I Have Anxiety”
After not writing for a little over a month it feels so good. I’m finally settled in to Rapid City and getting use to this being “home.” As most of you who have read past blog posts, my life has been in shambles for some time now. Sometimes life knocks you down, but it’s how…… Continue reading How To Take Back Your Life When You’re Broken
Sometimes it’s hard to express your feelings to the people around you. Not because you’re afraid of what they’ll say, but because our society doesn’t seem to be very keen on being honest about their pains and struggles. The reality is that way too many people are putting on a front of perfection in order to…… Continue reading It’s Okay to Not Be Okay: The Pressure to Be Perfect
Most of us tend to focus on falling in love and use the feeling of love to determine the duration of a relationship. Falling in love is easy to do, almost effortless, but losing that loving feeling is not that hard to do, either. Of course, when a relationship is new, it is fun and…… Continue reading Is Love a Feeling Or a Choice?
“Happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.” ~Chuang-Tse A few months ago, someone told me, “I just try to be happy every day. I wake up and I tell myself to be happy.” For some reason, that statement really stuck in my mind. Perhaps because it’s a phrase I tend to hear over and…… Continue reading Stop Trying So Hard To Be Happy
No, I don’t mean dryer lint. The Catholic Church entered a new time of the year this week called Lent. During this time, Christians from all around the world take part in penance, sacrifice and reflection until the most extravagant time of the Catholic year comes 40 days later, Easter. Lent symbolizes Jesus’s 40 days…… Continue reading I’m a Catholic And I “Hate” Lent
Another year has passed. I know I know, I’m a little late writing this. Actually a lot late. I’ve been staring at this topic in my drafts for almost 3 months and I figured I should probably finish what I started, even if it was just one sentence. I’ve never really been one to make New Years…… Continue reading New Year, Different Perspective