The ugliest word.

Today in the news, I read an article about two University of Central Florida students who took turns raping an intoxicated female. The girl was in and out of consciousness and at one point she awoke to the men saying “My turn. My turn.” I read these types of stories daily. I wonder how long…

Prayers and dreams

I struggle with questions about what happens in the afterlife. I am a born again Christian, yet I have not been baptized. So what exactly does that mean for me? I believe in God, I believe whole heartedly that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, yet I haven’t taken the “plunge” into baptism….

Social Media can be evil, if you let it.

How often do you look up certain people on Facebook or Instagram only to become annoyed, jealous or angry? We all do it. We torture ourselves. We cyber stalk people and then compare our lives to theirs. We compare our relationships, our goodness, our beauty and our happiness. Why? “Comparison is the thief of joy.”…

Someday.

Someday someone is going to hold you so tight, that you feel safe. Someday someone is going to love you so fiercely, without conditions. Someday you will know inner peace and contentment. Someday you will know that you are enough. Someday you will never have to question how someone feels about you. Someday you will…

The lingering effects of assault.

Today I walked into work like I do every day. I rounded a corner and I knew someone was there. I heard the footsteps before I got there. I looked up to see my co-worker and then I screamed. My heart was racing and I was afraid. I knew she was standing there and yet…

Sick of your shit?

“I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting sick of their own bullshit.” – Elizabeth Gilbert. Are you sick of your own bullshit yet? I know so many people who complain about the same things over and over, yet do nothing to change it. Fear of the…

Truth bombs.

I’ve been staring at my screen for a while now, not knowing what I should write about today. Then I started reading a few MSN articles about relationships and I thought, why not? I’ve been in A LOT of relationships so I’m probably an expert, right? OK…clearly not, but there are a few things I…

My free therapy.

I have always loved writing. In Junior High, one of my stories was published in a booklet called “Pegasus” (which I think might just be an Upper Michigan thing, but I’m not sure) and I thought I was a pretty big deal. I would stay up all hours of the night and just type away…

Who am I really? And why do I need to know right now?

I’m on this journey of finding myself (who isn’t?) and I always feel like I’m so close to figuring me out, and then BAM! Life says, “Just kidding!” On my way, I have worn too many hats to keep track of. I’ve been an athlete, a stoner, a musician, a groupie, a hippie, a bible…