Misery

Mark Nepo: The Book of Awakening If peace comes from seeing the whole, then misery stems from a loss of perspective. We begin so aware and grateful. The sun somehow hangs there in the sky. The little bird sings. The miracle of life just happens. Then we stub our toe, and in that moment of…

The Untethered Soul

This past week, Ken gave me a reading called “The Untethered Soul: Twelve-Step Guide to Spiritual Awakening. It is pretty interesting and gave me several “aha moments.” Number four really resonated with me. Read it with an open mind and you may get something out of it, too!  Spirituality is meant to bring about harmony…

Happiness Is

Happiness is… Chili in the crock pot (Amazing) Gluten free cookies cooling in the kitchen Grocery shopping done Lunches packed for tomorrow My fiancé home A weekend full of family and friends Modern family on the TV My friend and best friend’s husband home from Afghanistan (pics to come) Pretty fantastic Sunday if you ask…

Riding Towards Freedom

This past week was incredibly busy. I worked both jobs, making it a 70-hour work week. Because of this,I have been planning what I will do on my one day of freedom since Friday. Just the thought of a free Sunday was keeping me going. So far, my Sunday has been perfect. This morning I…

Happy Birthday, Isaac

Five years ago he was just a fellow intern at the Dolphin Research Center. I wasn’t looking for a relationship, in fact I had just gotten out of a relationship and was ready for some freedom, fun, and relaxation in the Florida Keys. One day at work he came out of the closet (no pun intended) wearing…

Happy Birthday, Liam!

Dear Liam, Today is your first birthday! You have been on this planet for 365 days and in that short time, you have impacted the lives of so many different people. It is a bizarre feeling to love a person before you even know him or her, but I did. As soon as I saw…

Angry People in the Workplace

There are some people in life that are miserable, and are therefore miserable people to be around. Being the sociology/psychology freak that I am, I find it really interesting to track these unhappy people to see if there is a connection between their moods and their places of employment. Are certain jobs making people unhappy…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

I have always posted examples of my own photography for the weekly photo challenges, but this week I’m switching it up a bit due to the theme. When I read the word “together” I instantly thought about my fiance, Isaac.  Since September of 2007, we have spent almost every day together (except the year we…

Another Year Under the Belt

Today is my 25th birthday, woohoo! Being the pessimist realist that  I am, every single morning that I open my eyes I say a quick “thanks for letting me see another day, God!” Every single birthday I celebrate, I am elated to have spent another wonderful year on this earth. After all, it was 2…