Children are the Key

I am not just talking about child abuse. That too is a huge problem. But I am talking about the everyday good natured upbringing that almost all parents are forcing on their children because they love them and think that what they are doing is the right thing. The damage parents’ cause has such a deep effect on this world. Telling a boy that his tears are ridiculous or telling a girl to do as she is told has such deep rooted effects that we are seeing the outcome in this world full of fear and full of ego.

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Boys Love: The Antidote to Toxic Masculinity

During Quarantine I ran out of things to watch on Netflix (I thought I had seen all they had to offer) and somehow ended up on a Thai Drama called Sotus. I love foreign programs with subtitles. I like listening to different languages and learning about different cultures and different stereotypes for different countries and just different things from other parts of the world. So I started watching it with an open mind, but with no idea at all that this would lead me into a very deep rabbit hole that would completely blow my mind open about what is possible out there in the world, what types of shows investors in other countries spend their money on, how completely ignorant I was about “Asia”, and how absolutely in love I would fall with a genre that I had absolutely zero idea even existed.

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Source Alignment

Feeling aligned to source is a magical experience. I don’t know how to explain it exactly, but once you are aligned you just know it. Life flows like a river and you get places with ease and things happen with ease, and nothing feels awkward and it just all flows effortlessly.

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Witchy Vibes

I love October. I love the season. It’s probably my favorite. I like the idea of leaves changing to beautiful colors and different shades of the same colors and then, one day, just falling off trees with no destination in mind. I feel like the leaves let the trees have some alone time, some rest, so they can gain strength again to come back in the Spring with more energy and zest for life. Continue reading “Witchy Vibes”

Spots of Joy

When thinking about happiness, a vision of shiny happy people may pop into most people’s heads. But over the years, life has shown me that the happiest looking people are usually the most sad. Most really good comedians have deep bouts with depression. Often people talk about someone that committed suicide unexpectedly as if they were the happiest people they knew. So smiling all the time is not a good sign of happiness in my opinion.

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The Secret To A Happy Life

According to Deepak Chopra, the secret to a happy life is…to recognize that no matter what the situation is, there is a creative opportunity in it. It is also finding meaning and purpose in your life to make a contribution and ultimately the secret is to make other people happy. Continue reading “The Secret To A Happy Life”

Living in the Present Moment

It’s hard to think of a time when I was filled with inner joy in the last few years. I do remember what that used to feel like. But it seems like forever since I felt it. I am dead inside. I no longer care about most things. Yet I know in the depth of my soul that I am meant to do something great with my life. I don’t think I am special. I think all humans are meant to do something great and each of us have different gifts that we bring to the table. Continue reading “Living in the Present Moment”

Grateful

Looking back at this year, I am so thankful. Not sure if maybe rectifying a family relationship that was broken helped, but I am so thankful for the abundance I tapped into this year. I feel that abundance is always available to all of us. I think that, sometimes, we get in our own way (I get in my own way at least). Or go about it the wrong way. Continue reading “Grateful”

Free Writing

Started off the year with consistent writing…but hardly made it 6 months and I stopped. I start and I stop. I have no consistency in anything except the ability to be inconsistent. It baffles me honestly, because my personality is often very anal retentive, so one would think that consistency would be a given. But it feels like I am incapable of being consistent…except, as mentioned, in my inconsistency…because that has definitely been a constant my entire life. Continue reading “Free Writing”

Why Telling Me To Reach Out Doesn’t Actually Help…

So eloquently put…I too cringed when I saw all the recent posts about “reaching out” “just get help”…this blog post explains so well why that just won’t work, but more importantly, suggests things that may actually work!

Life, Love, Adventure

In light of recent high profile suicides it’s impossible to scroll through our newsfeed, go online or turn on the tv without seeing hashtags, videos, guidelines and stories being shared to spread awareness of suicide and mental illness. Raising awareness is a positive and necessary step because resources are shared and stigma is reduced.  

But for those who are already dealing with mental illness the reality is many of these things being shared aren’t helpful despite everyone’s good intentions. After seeing endless posts over the past several days I’m left with the verdict that yes we are talking about suicide more (or it’s getting more press) but the majority of people still don’t get what it really takes to help. Using a new hashtag, changing your profile pic in support of mental health, wearing safety pins or copying and pasting declarations about how people should speak up and reach…

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