Don’t Get Mad: Get Going

There is something to be said about rejection. Applying for the same job over and over and over and… (well, you get the idea) only to be rejected. Even worse; applying for a job at the company you already work for, only to be rejected. I have a plethora of experience when it comes to […]

A Stagnated Pond

I read recently in a career-related blog; if you’re not growing you’re stagnant. I don’t remember where I read it (otherwise I’d give proper credit). It stuck with me. If you’re not growing, you’re stagnant.  That’s what I am; stagnant. adjective – having no current or flow and often having an unpleasant smell as a […]

Pushing Pause = Before Pushing Send ->

My boss pulls me aside the other day and tells me; you might want to think about pushing pause before pushing the send button. This was in reference to an “angry” email I sent her after a horrible 2 days at work. She suggested I start typing out my thoughts and emailing them to myself, […]

Who ya gonna call?

Let’s get this straight: When your sick; you call a doctor. When your car is broke; you call a mechanic. Need advice about parenting? Ask someone with kids. Keep killing your houseplants? Consult a green-thumb. Maybe you need career advice? Talk to a colleague. Trouble with a relationship? Do you ask someone who’s actually been […]

Nothing Ever Stays The Same

When this song came out, initially it elicited memories of a best friend from grade school, Lisa. She moved away at the end of fourth grade. She lived in a little yellow house near the fire station. My parents had once lived in that very same house. It was serendipitous, I suppose. And something we […]

In Silence; Truth

Sometimes being silent is the only way to speak the truth. Sometimes words simply cannot capture the subtle nuances of your feelings. In such times, avoid being verbally misunderstood. Let the silence speak through your eyes, your breathing, your posture. – J. Ela

The Lie We Tell Ourselves

“I’m Okay” or “I’m doing the best that I can.” These are just some of the lies we tell ourselves and whoever else will listen. I can’t sleep tonight. My brain is in overdrive. More so than usual. I have a lot on my mind and I don’t know which should be my number one […]


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