Now if you didn't already know, I'm a sucker for a good list (or any itemized index that allows me hold onto the fleeting notion that there's some semblance of order or logic in my life) but I'm sitting here looking at my agenda of counselling "homework" and dreading having to sequentially confront my own [...]
We're all just broken people searching for ways to heal ourselves, or chasing the courage to believe we're worthy to try. - J.S.
A thoughtful note submitted to me by a reader that I thought I'd share. I'll let his simple eloquence do the talking: "I will say this... One of the things people probably say most often about my being a writer is how cathartic it must be, how it must help me get rid of stuff. [...]
Even on days when you struggle to see why, Remember that something has carried you this far, And you continue to show up, Despite the unknowns. Even when persistence looks a lot like giving up, Hope remains, To open the curtains and let the sunlight in. Sometimes the obstacles seem insurmountable, Yet you face another [...]
GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive [...]
How old are you? How tall are you? How much do you earn? How much did your car cost? What grade did you get? How many steps did you take today? How much do you weight? How many calories are in that? As humans we assign value to things. It's been a practice as long [...]
You’re going to need the guidance of someone who can see. Sometimes it’s not enough wait and hope for the sun to rise. Sometimes you need to ignite your own damn fire. It’s not always going to be a fire and that’s okay. Maybe it’s a spark, or a glowing ember. Nurture your energy whatever [...]