Beyond 2020

2020. A year of a million memes, tragedies, quirks and new norms. A year that will go down in history for a global health pandemic, mass protesting, state-wide lockdowns and where masks are the new normal. An election year, nonetheless. Perhaps it will be remembered like 1776, 1912, 2001 or 1492. Perhaps 20 years fromContinue reading “Beyond 2020”

Falling out of Fear

The seasons are changing, the nights are getting longer, and pumpkins, fall and Halloween approaches. And in this time, people like to watch scary movies, go to haunted houses, or be tricked into feeling afraid. Not me – that’s a negative ghost rider. There’s actual footage of me crying my eyes out as a six-year-oldContinue reading “Falling out of Fear”

The Consequences of Conviction

My husband and I adopted a dog this week. At the shelter, he wouldn’t even come close to us, so we, out of blind faith, adopted him. Since then, he’s evolved every day. When we brought him home, the first step was to build enough trust with him in order to pet him. The nextContinue reading “The Consequences of Conviction”

Courage in the Face of Fear

Instinctively, we as humans hide or run away when we are afraid. This is why, so often in history, present-day and pop-culture, we admire those who are brave and decide to face their fears head-on. We watch dozens of movies about superhero’s as the appeal of one person (or a team if you are intoContinue reading “Courage in the Face of Fear”

Breaking the Shackles of Anxiety

Anxiety reveals itself in a number of ways. Sometimes, it’s subtle. It can be misunderstood for simply pressure or stress until it decides to rear its ugly head and expose its true colors. Other times, it erupts in a flash so intense it can be difficult to breathe, to think, to slow down and understandContinue reading “Breaking the Shackles of Anxiety”

Once Upon a Time

When I was a child, I loved stories regarding princes, princesses, heroes and villains facing off in the ultimate battle of good vs. evil. I wanted to be a princess, a queen even, and have a kingdom all to myself. It seemed like a fantastic idea to have people – my people – look upContinue reading “Once Upon a Time”

The Cost of Commitment

When the time came for my husband and I to say our vows, I looked into his eyes, and told him: “Darling, I want to make these vows to you and dedicate my whole life to you, but… I’m just not ready for that kind of commitment.” Just kidding, I didn’t tell him that, orContinue reading “The Cost of Commitment”