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February Goals

Welcome, February! I am excited to get back into the swing of my monthly planning as this will be the first Monthly Goals post of the new year. Yay! February Goals Finish Reading current book–You Are Not Your Brain, a book for anyone looking to understand how the mind and brain work together to cause certain automatic reactions and how you can actively rewire those processes to create new reactions. It is geared towards all kind of people who are dealing with anxieties, addictions, destructive behaviors, low self-esteem or people who are just interested in getting the…

Three Ways to Establish Realistic Expectations

There is a silent quarrel within me. On one side of the battleground is understanding, compassion, and patience the other side stands failure, intolerance, and passion. They push they pull they struggle, they throw fits they call names they hit scratch and punch. Each one of them little soldiers struggling to win the fight, yearning to come out on top. The battlefield fuels them further, egging them on. Who is the master of this stadium? Who is this master of these great forces? And why does she wish for them to fight rather than flourish together? Expectations. Yes, expectations is…

Travel Barbados

Welcome to paradise! Where the water is warm, the sky is blue and where the greenery is lush with tropical beauty. Barbados! A beautiful island situated in the western area of the North Atlantic, and despite being classified as an Atlantic island, Barbados is considered to be a part of the Caribbean, where it is ranked as a leading tourist destination. Inhabited by Kalingo people since the 13th century, and prior to that by other Amerindians, Barbados was visited by Spanish navigators in the late 15th century.  An English ship arrived in Barbados in 1625 then taking ownership of the…

Remove our Ignorance – Paris Attacks

When first my eyes set sight on her beauty I knew my heart would forever be changed. Such strength, such ancient wisdom, a city whose growth stretched out from the earth, not resting upon it. It’s people a swarm of elegance, walking about knowing a great secret, a secret that I wish to discover while time allows it. So much has happened here, right beneath my very feet. So much war, art, revolution.  Paris, it’s named meaning a million feelings, memories, books, smells, tastes, even if your own eyes have never set sight on her beauty…

3 Benefits of Setting Personal Goals

As an introverted, somewhat perfectionist it may not come as a surprise that goals are important to me. In truth, I must confess that goals have always been of the utmost importance in my life. I have always had some sort of goal to work towards, a milestone to reach or an agenda to follow. My plans are sometimes rigid, but often I am able to change plans to a certain degree and tweak said agendas, however, the ultimate goal set in my mind never falters unless replaced. Driving school, buy a car, complete my diploma, get a job, pay…

17 Cheap Fall Date Ideas

The days are growing shorter, and the slightest winter chill is creeping through the air. I think it’s safe to say that we are in the thick of the fall season. And a rather romantic season it is. I mean think about it, bundling up together on a cozy evening or falling in love while enjoying the mystical romance set on a theme of red, orange and yellow colors. It’s perfection, simply romantic perfection. Mushy sentiments aside, I think we can agree that fall is the Goldilocks time of the year for many activities. Not to…

9 Reasons Why you should be Kinder

Have you ever had an off day? You know the type of day where everything seems to go wrong, where it seems like every person you interact with has a personal vendetta against you? Like all the people and things you deal with are completely against you? I am not even being dramatic here because we have all been there, it’s like you just can’t seem to catch a break. Think about the last day you felt like that. Work, family, friends, finances any number of things can add to the stress, shaping a day that…

3 Quotes to Help Overcome Stress

When I become frustrated by a situation I often turn to a friend to bitch to and let off some steam. Most times this tactic saves me some sanity. Other times I end up working myself up into a stressed induced madness. When thinking about life issues sometimes I feel paralyzed by circumstance, overwhelmed by decision and on occasion even more frustrated than when I began. I’m not even being dramatic, stress is a real thing I swear it! Maybe when I get little older things like work, bills, friends, and society won’t bother me so…

Goals – October 2015

Come on October I am ready for ya! I have been in a non-motivational coma, sick with strep throat for 3 days, locked away watching re-runs of House on Netflix and feeling completely uninspired to blog. But today I am pulling myself out of this flu induced depression and writing a positive future-oriented blog post. Centered around… October Goals! Yay! But first, let me take a look back on my September Goals. I am left feeling like I have successfully made the most of it and I had a blast. So let’s check out…

5 Reasons to Laugh More

Oh, laughter, a charmingly silly act. An act that transforms feelings into an outward display of happiness. Within laughter there is a closeness created between people, barriers can be broken and the potential of comfort created. Have you ever met someone who is always laughing? Someone who always has a joke to tell? Someone who seems to make light out of every situation? My grandmother was that kind of person. She always told jokes, the cheesy short knock knock kind. She would be prepared with the same joke almost every time I saw her. “How do you catch a…