5 Ways to Be Happier in 2013

Prepare yourself for a slew of news articles about how to do this and that during the new year. Let's face it, a fresh start (whether it's literal or figurative) is a welcome way to wipe the slate clean and say, "Ok, I'm choosing to forget the past (or embrace it) and try, try again!" … Continue reading 5 Ways to Be Happier in 2013

30 Things – 10 things to Tell Your 16 Year-Old Self

1. Spend more time with your friends and less time with your boyfriend. 2. Get off the computer and read. 3. Cherish your family. 4. Think about life from the perspective of an 80-year-old. What's important now? 5. Stop being so flipping hard on yourself. Perfection doesn't fix problems, struggles, or pain. Acceptance does. 6. … Continue reading 30 Things – 10 things to Tell Your 16 Year-Old Self

That Really Grinds My Gears

I'm getting ready to complain. Beware. I'm a planner. I like to have some idea of what I'm going to do any certain day. It come from when I'd over-scheduled the hell out of myself in college, and while I complained about always being busy and having no life, it came to be the way … Continue reading That Really Grinds My Gears