Here's the thing... I'm not writing this post as a pity party. I'm not looking for sympathy. I'm not looking for a hand out. I've just got a lot on my mind and I do better when I process things while writing. The fact that people reading this blog get to share in my jumbled … Continue reading Getting By
In the United States, today is Election Day. And, if you live in the United States, you've probably been hearing from all sorts of people, from politicians to celebrities to news personalities, that you should go out and vote. Well, I'm not gonna be any different. No, I take that back. The difference here is, … Continue reading Go Vote!
There are a lot of times when I say things that make me sound incredibly hypocritical. I'm usually very quick to criticize Hollywood for not having any original ideas and for constantly falling into the trap of rehashing all the things that have come before. I complained when MacGyver made a comeback. I roll my eyes … Continue reading Why I’m Not On Board with a Buffy Reboot
When you think of your neighbors, what comes to mind? If you're like me, you probably just think of the people who live in your general vicinity who you never speak to and try to avoid eye contact with if you all happen to be outside at the same time. But that may just be … Continue reading Neighboring
I recently had a conversation with my friend Megan about parenting. Honestly, I'm never sure how much input I have a right to give in regards to parenting, seeing as how I have zero children myself. But the background I've had in school counseling and children's ministry gives me something of a unique perspective on … Continue reading There Is No Parenting Handbook
This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Two years ago, I wrote this post as a part of this week when I was still working as a counselor in an elementary school. I hope that my experiences can help someone else. Working in the counseling profession, I get bombarded with emails from the corporate … Continue reading Eating Disorder Awareness
Disclaimer: I'm going to say some things here that will likely make me sound heartless and cruel. Please know that is not my intent. I welcome constructive comments and criticism and am willing to dialogue at the end of this post. I recently saw a report on the CBS Evening News about a New Jersey … Continue reading Cyberbullying and Suicide