Being Present in the Pain

When I was younger, I always wanted to be someone else. Younger me did not understand that her beliefs and thoughts about herself were holding her back from her true potential. Now that I'm older I understand that what we tell our selves, what we believe to be true, is the one thing that truly…

If it Were Easy

"If it were easy, everyone would be doing it."How often have you heard that phrase or some version of it? My guess is quite a few times. It's a concept that is easy enough to agree with but harder to execute. After all, if it were easy, you wouldn't be procrastinating.Maybe I'm just talking to…

Thoughts on Fear

The whole world's scared so I swallow the fear. The only thing I should be drinking is an ice cold beer. p!nk, "F**kin' Perfect" When thinking about what to write, a song lyric from P!nk's song, "F**kin' Perfect," popped into my head. Fear. It's bitter in my mouth but yet I keep drinking it.The world…

Ten Years in the Making

Ten years is both a long time and a short time. It's long in the grand scheme of life. It's short in the "I can't believe it's been ten years already" way (in a general sense, not in a "since this happened" sense). I know, for me, ten years has done a world of good…

Minor Inconveniences II

How many times do you let a minor inconvenience stop you from doing what you said you were going to do?Imagine this: Your alarm goes off. You're comfy under your blanket and you don't want to get out of bed to get dressed to go workout like you said you were going to do. You're…

The Only Constant – Change

Change is constant. It moves behind the scenes of our lives; it's a silent partner you forget is there. We can become used to the way things are that we forget it wasn't always that way or it won't always be that way. Sometimes, however, change slaps you in the face.Well, not quite a slap…

Fear, Doubt, & Uncertainty

Back and forth. Back and forth. My thoughts like a ping pong ball went from should I to shouldn't I; do I or don't I?Fear, doubt, and uncertainty are cousins. They linger in our minds creating a trifecta of negativity that can pull us down if we let it. When I doubt my abilities I…