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Fearing “It’s Too Good To Be True”

Sometimes the fear that things are too good to be true is debilitating and can lead to unhealthy emotions or poor mental health. Living in the moment and being present can quell those risks. Continue reading Fearing “It’s Too Good To Be True”

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Young Love Isn’t A Lesser Love

Young love always left a bad taste in my mouth. My parents had me at 18 and 19 and separated a few months after, so I can’t remember when my mom and dad lived under one roof. For awhile I was very resentful about this, and my “takeaway” lesson therefore was to find the perfect Prince and never let him go. When I attended elementary school, my best friend’s mom … Continue reading Young Love Isn’t A Lesser Love

Thoughts on Whether Criticism is Necessary by Dash of Daisy blogger Taylor Seely

Healthy Criticism is Necessary

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about constructive criticism versus unnecessary judgments or exploitation. Of course I’m opposed to any cruelness toward others, but I think drawing the line between being helpful and being hurtful is more difficult than we think. I have become more sensitive with age, and I doubt I’m alone when I say I over-analyze and read into everything said to or … Continue reading Healthy Criticism is Necessary

Relationship Lesson: Confessions of a Clean Freak

Writing this post, I know immediately my mom is going to scoff at the title. I was a slob as a child and even now during the school year my room gets messy and the dishes stack up. When it comes to summer vacation though, I have the time to relax and tidy up each day, so I do. I even find it somewhat therapeutic. The past … Continue reading Relationship Lesson: Confessions of a Clean Freak

College Educated, Mama Bear Graduated

I know for most kids, attending their own parent’s college graduation is not a typical life event. But a couple months ago my mom carried out her dream of graduating. For as long as I can remember, a college education is something my mom has fiercely believed in, and on this day our entire family watched, tears in eyes. This day was so special for her, … Continue reading College Educated, Mama Bear Graduated

7 Things I’ve Learned Being A Dance Teacher

I grew up in the competitive dance world and after my last year competing and first year of college, you could pretty much say I lost my mind. I had so much free time on my hands that I would come to my dorm room after class, do homework, maybe take a walk around downtown and then go to bed… the problem was I couldn’t. For … Continue reading 7 Things I’ve Learned Being A Dance Teacher

Relationship Lesson for the Books

Having a high school sweetheart is one of those perfect-case, but rarely-does-it-happen scenarios because come high school you either realize all the boys are ugly, you decide you’re an independent woman who doesn’t need a man (totally me – wanted to go to Harvard Law) or you notice most lasting high school couples are miserable, baby-breeding machines. So believe me when I say I never thought I’d … Continue reading Relationship Lesson for the Books

Avoid The Waves, Take Life One Ripple At A Time

Spring break came and spring break went, and as I sit sipping my coffee after my first full day of classes, I can’t help but long for summer. I mean honestly, my mouth is watering just from the thought of ice cream on the beach. But that has me thinking about how it’s so easy to live life “vacation-to-vacation.” “I can’t wait for summer,” or, … Continue reading Avoid The Waves, Take Life One Ripple At A Time