A Guide to Self Love

Humans are born to love, yet fear clouds our rational judgment and convinces us that life is not a series of Hallmark movie moments.

I’m changing my attitude.  I spent years hating Valentine’s Day because I didn’t think I had the energy to love.  Growing up with Lyme, I thought I was too broken to love, and lacked the confidence to love myself.  Now that I’m out of the woods of tick-borne disease, I realize I wasted years afraid love would cause more pain than all the blood draws, injections, and mountains of medical bills.  However, that now sounds crazy.  Humans are born to love, yet fear clouds our rational judgment and convinces us that life is not a series of Hallmark movie moments.  But what if our judgement is wrong?   Looking past the candy hearts and discount bouquets, I want to return to the root of Valentine’s day.  Whether it’s a day spent alone, with a partner, or a group of gals,  Valentine’s day should serve as a reminder that love actually IS all around us (thanks Hugh Grant!).  

Why No One Reads Your Blog

We all have stories to tell.  It's the wonderfully unique aspect of human existence.  Despite what the Millennial haters say, we actually are special snowflakes.  Yet, one look at the internet, and any alien race would hardly see individuality.  Obsessed with writing more, posting more, collecting more likes to earn more cash, we don't consider the actual value of another article promising a recipe for joy that only delivers a half written list of ingredients optimized for Google search ranking.  

This Feminine Life

Now, our world is in a consciousness shift, and it's been a long time coming.  All of the powerful men banished from their political, social, and entertainment thrones by women who have waited far too long for respects, rights, and basic safety, still has me wondering if womanhood really is worth it.

The Secret to Financial Freedom

In our society, money creates freedom.  Money affords of the luxury of good schools, safe neighborhoods, quality food, whatever we want.  Or, if we don't have money, our access to luxuries is denied.  So, when money equates to freedom, where is it best spent? 

So, when money equates to freedom, where is it best spent? 

I Had A Chinese Exorcism, And it Worked

In traditional Chinese medicine, the Seven Dragons treatment addresses possession.  Rather than just possession by spirits, the person is overtaken by beliefs or emotions collected in this life or a previous one.  They cannot live fully, and emptiness fills their eyes.  They are separated from the self.  My possession was anger.  The anger was stuck in my abdomen, she told me.  So, the Chinese Mrs. Kim silently said a prayer, and stuck seven points on my body with needles.  Each needle resonated like energetic ripples through my limbs and torso.  I began to relax, and think about my anger.