For the Love of Fantasy

In middle school I was a twi-hard. And yes, that is appropriate terminology *face palm*. Needless to say, I was obsessed with Twilight. I watched the movie far too many times, I had Bella and Edward as my computer background, I had a t-shirt, a poster, and I even bought shoes that looked like Bella's…

3 Ways We Can Lose Our Identity

As a counselor, I lead a small group on Wednesday's. In the group we discuss codependent behaviors and ways of processing and healing from our past. Recently, our topic of discussion focused around identity, or rather our lack of understanding regarding our identity. As a fellow codependent and work-in-progress people pleaser, I relate a lot…

A Note To Readers: An Acknowledgement That I Have Been MIA

I have not written a blog post since late September and if I'm being honest, I have had absolutely zero motivation to write anything. I have felt no calling to write lately and felt no passion. Interestingly enough, this is something I have noticed in other creators -- particularly YouTubers -- over the course of…

Book Review: One By One by Ruth Ware

Visiting a well-known ski resort in the French Alps sounds like the perfect place for a company retreat. And it is... for a moment, anyways. Follow along in One By One with a company called Snoop on a getaway that is planned to be full of PowerPoint presentations, skiing, and plenty of drinks. This is…

If 16 Year Old Me Woke Up In My 25 Year Old Body

Imagine you lay your head down to sleep at night, say your prayers, and drift, blissfully, off to sleep. The biggest trouble you have keeping you awake is the biology exam you have on Friday, and you still have plenty of time to study for that. Life is simple. Your sweet head is filled with…

Book Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes & Midnight Sun

Through the midst of a global pandemic and much heartache, we, as readers, have been blessed with two great treasures: Newly published books in The Hunger Games Trilogy and The Twilight Saga. My inner-teen heart was set aflutter when I learned that The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and Midnight Sun would both be released…

Three Steps To Begin Loving Your Body

Recently I had a conversation with a woman who is absolutely gorgeous. She is someone who's beauty I have often found myself envious. However, during the conversation we had, I learned that she, too, faces the battle of loving her body. After that conversation, I pondered just how many woman face this battle. We may…

My Unfortunate Counseling Experience As A Client

As a mental health counselor, and a human being, I wanted to begin counseling. I understand the importance of counseling, I was curious what it would be like to be the client, and I truly needed a professional to speak with about the insurmountable thoughts swirling around in my head. With this goal in mind,…