Present in the Dark

I know, I know… I preach about mental health and maintaining peace. I must be the world’s most zen. Never stressing. Never annoyed. Always smiling and glowing. Please don’t think that way. I have down days and they tend to linger. I’m not always smiling and meditating. Honestly, I end up avoiding meditation when IContinue reading “Present in the Dark”

Rise & Shine

When you sleep, I study you And for that brief moment, you are exactly what I imagine you to be. You can be the perfect character that I cook up in my mind when I’m lonely, and the REAL you is nowhere to be found. You can be the knight in shining armor, sent toContinue reading “Rise & Shine”

Comfort Zones

To be vulnerable. To be uncomfortable. These are necessary to exist. Without breaking those barriers, we will be doomed to live a shallow existence. Challenge yourself. Little by little, unbutton, unzip, unfold a new part of you. Really feel. Let the sun rays hit your skin. Let the rain dance on your shoulders. Let theContinue reading “Comfort Zones”

Independent &Dating: 5 Things I’ve Learned About Myself

There’s no real rulebook to dating. I believe in being yourself and building with someone who appreciates and reciprocates that. I can’t go searching for love anymore. I can’t try to control other people and their actions in the dating scene. But, I can control and analyze myself. In doing that, I’ve found that myContinue reading “Independent &Dating: 5 Things I’ve Learned About Myself”

Honesty With Self

If you aren’t honest with yourself, you can’t fix it. You won’t be able to heal. You lose the ability to take control of your life and avoid creating vicious cycles. No loved one, licensed professional, pastor, or guru will be able to assist you in doing better, getting better, being better if you don’tContinue reading “Honesty With Self”

B Well: Healing

So here I was, a month after breaking a toxic cycle in my life and choosing to start over. I knew that I was angry…hurt…hell, I was bitter. Pissed at myself for getting into absolute nonsense once again. I felt ashamed but that was quickly over powered by optimism for what was to come. EvenContinue reading “B Well: Healing”