Happiness Risk

While I tell myself frequently I want to be happy, there is risk involved. With a known situation, even if it's miserable, there is at least some comfort in the familiarity of it.

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Let It Go

"People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar." I saw this quote the other day and it felt almost like something I could have written or said myself. I think I do have a hard time of letting go of something, even if it brings some kind of pain, for fear of what is not known.

Letting Go Is Hard

Losing a best friend sucks. For all intents and purposes, the man I called my best friend and I are done. While it is mostly a mutual decision, I still wish it weren't happening. The pain of loss is hard - whether it's from separating from someone you deeply care about or losing someone in … Continue reading Letting Go Is Hard

‘Was Not Unexpected’

It was not unexpected. Those are the words from the sister of Kate Spade after her tragic death. While there’s some controversy surrounding her comments, the words hit home for me. With my own situation, quite long before I sought help for myself, those close to me tried to help me see that things could … Continue reading ‘Was Not Unexpected’

Your Mess is Your Message

Your mess is your message. This was the inspiring quote from a sexual assault survivor who was being interviewed on a newsmagazine show. She had taken the painful experience and turned it into a platform for helping other people. With her deeply painful and personal story, she was traveling around the United States and talking … Continue reading Your Mess is Your Message