I won, and lost, in games of Dominoes last night. It had been ages since I had played the “normal” version (not Dominican-style, not 42, not Mexican train, but plain-old Dominoes). There’s actually quite a bit of strategy involved in this timeless competition, but my head was so consumed by adding for points, I struggledContinue reading “Living Victorious – Part Two”
The secret to winning at life.
Do you struggle with worry? Do the things of life weigh you down? Here are a few things I’ve learned that have helped me overcome my anxiety.
In a world shrouded in lies, deception, suffering and murky politics, where is truth?
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”
Creating a battle-ready plan for when deployment comes.
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”
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”
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”
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”