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What’s causing you the most suffering in life isn’t the things you don’t have or not being grateful for the things you do. The reason why most of us endure so much unnecessary pain is that we believe in the […]

I know that quote’s about how hard it is to find things. But I think it may have dual meanings. If you’ve grown up like I have in a community/family/school where everyone is a haystack, it must have been hard […]

“Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.” ~ Harriet Braiker It could be a joke that I’m writing this post. After all, I’ve been known to discard drawings and crumple up grade school art projects because it […]

There’s been something weird going on with me lately. Or maybe it’s been like this for awhile. I noticed that every time I create something, I have a tinge of something. Something that comes from a deep place, but difficult […]

{flickr photo} Like reptiles we shed our soft baby skins and soft, playful spirits when we leave childhood. We embrace a tougher skin and more brittle insides that we think come with adulthood. “We’re grown-ups now,” we say to ourselves. […]

How many times have you gotten caught up in drama that wasn’t true? Or lost yourself in the obsession of negative thinking? It’s a constant tape playing that says: you’re not good enough no one likes you you’re a horrible […]

Do enough internet searches on the web and you’ll realize everyone wants to know the answer to this simple question: “Am I normal?” Why do we strive so hard to fit into the norm? What makes being normal appealing instead […]

“You’re selfish.” “You’re lazy.” “You’re a dreamer.” These labels can define us. Whether they’re given when we’re kids or are carelessly said to us as growing adults, we often carry these words as if they were invisible tags around our […]