On Resilience

My neighbor and I share a cactus. It is planted directly between our two front yards and stands about five feet tall. At least, it used to. One weekend, unbeknownst to me, my neighbor decided to trim the cactus. He took a saw and cut off most of the branches. Maybe it needed a trim.... Continue Reading →

On Joy

What is Joy? It's not just a fleeting sensation of happiness; it's a profound state of being that can enrich our existence. In a world filled with challenges and stress, it's essential to understand the essence of joy, the remarkable benefits it offers, and how we can actively invite it into our lives. Joy is... Continue Reading →

On Shared Experiences

“Remember that time when…” We’ve all had conversationsstart this way. Whether it be with lifelong friends or with acquaintances that we see on occasion, a shared experience creates a certain type of bond. For quite some time now, I have been convinced of something:: connections are built through shared experiences. Anyone who has known me... Continue Reading →

On Morality

I recently became aware of a group of social media content creators called the CartNarcs (view their YouTube channel HERE). It basically consists of a bunch of videos of a “cartnarc” calling out people who leave their shopping cart strewn all over the parking lot instead of returning it to the proper cart corral which... Continue Reading →

On Mental Fitness

I work in the mental health industry as a high school counselor. The type of counseling that I have encountered with teenagers has changed drastically over the past three years. Students are facing emotional and social struggles that the generations before them never even considered. Anxiety of all kinds, stress and overwhelm, grief and depression,... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Dog Movies

Dogs are the best and we do not deserve them or their unconditional love. Anyone who has every had a dog knows this. If you're a dog lover, there's nothing quite like a good dog movie to tug at your heartstrings and remind you of just how special our furry friends can be. From heartwarming... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Streaming Platforms

It’s no secret that network and cable television is on the decline. According to Zippia.com, over 25 million Americans have “cut the cord” with cable since 2012. The numbers are even smaller when looking at the younger generation. In 2021, only 34% of 18-29 year olds received cable or satellite television. There is much to... Continue Reading →

3 Things About Andor, Season 1

The first few episodes of Andor on Disney+ were a bit of a slow burn, but the show has turned into the best Star Wars small screen adaption so far! There are no Jedi masters or Sith lords. The “force” is not a topic of conversation. However, the main theme of the hope that builds... Continue Reading →

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