10 Things I’d Tell My Younger Self

I don't think mom knew it was picture day. Still, I continue to sport a very similar hairdo. WFH much? Dear Younger Me, I don't know how much time we have together so I'm going to make this quick. I've watched you from afar. I've noticed the mistakes you've made, the heartbreak you've endured and... Continue Reading →

A Tribe called YES!

It's Women's History Month y'all! And yesterday was International Women's Day, as I'm sure a lot of you are already aware. I was busy posting female empowerment content for work, combatting mansplaining/manterupting, and attempting to remain upbeat in the face of some irritating challenges so I didn't get the opportunity to post here - which... Continue Reading →

Death and Exotic Dancing

I bet you're wondering where this is going. I bet it's also not at all headed in the direction you think. He told me he wished I had died. In a fury of text messages after telling him there was no possible way he could actually be in love with me - that it was... Continue Reading →

Gaslighting

AKA "Don't be so sensitive" - "You're being dramatic" - "Stop blowing it out of proportion" SIGNS, SYMPTOMS SOLUTIONS, SURVIVING AND MOVING ON! Photo 199222469 © Svetlanaguban Dr. Google defines gaslighting as a verb meaning, "..to manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity." I had to look this up. Have I heard... Continue Reading →

What’s Fair?

Moving forward when it seems like the bad guy won. To throw a pity party or march forward into this world of opportunity? Sometimes it feels almost gluttonous to ruminate over days gone by, circumstances out of your current control, situations and actions you can't undo....people you can't (and never could) control. Other times, it... Continue Reading →

Hiatus? More like vanished!

Insert excuses here. I left a little extra space there because my excuses are vast but honestly, my lack of blogging all boils down to a choice. How's it go again? "I don't have time" is just another way of saying it's not a priority. Has a lot happened in the last several months? You... Continue Reading →

Cover the Moment with Mercy

Just before the pandemic broke out here in the United States back in March, I made the decision to hire a career coach. Shortly after, I didn't receive a paycheck....and then another. I was, at once, worried that I had been foolish and invested a fairly significant amount of money in exploring my potential when... Continue Reading →

So what, Now what?

Or, how to make big life decisions without hopping in the nearest life raft. How many of us are staring down the barrel of one (or more) of the biggest decisions of our lives? Which of you are contemplating dramatic changes that will alter the course of your future? Are you uncomfortable with the unknown?... Continue Reading →

Any therapist will tell you…

...there are five traumatic events that will push you to and sometimes past your limits. Death of a loved oneDivorceMovingMajor illness or injury Job loss There are variations of these, of course, and many more that arguably should exist on the "top five" but these are the stressful life events that I've heard most often.... Continue Reading →

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