How do you practice honesty?

Today I am starting day one of being honest and being honest with kindness. For so long, I have prioritized kindness to the point where I have neglected honesty. As a result, the kindness I give can make the receiver feel as if it is artificial or even (I am ashamed to say this) manipulation, … Continue reading How do you practice honesty?

Asking for a friend: how do I start practicing greater self-respect?

What is self-respect? To me, self-respect is knowing what is best for yourself and acting on it despite what others' might feel or think about your actions. Right now, I don't have self-respect, and I'm not sure why or how I have lost it over the past couple of years. I used to be able … Continue reading Asking for a friend: how do I start practicing greater self-respect?

The first heartbreak is like a car crash: sudden and painful

This post was originally composed in February 2018.  Falling for someone and moving on for the first time is like taking on a highway the first time you get behind the wheel: you've only seen driving from the passenger's side, but now you're living in the driver's seat. Everything happens so fast. I found myself … Continue reading The first heartbreak is like a car crash: sudden and painful

Stages in Life: Where I was, and Where I am Now

When I was seven years old, I envisioned myself standing on stage with a crowd of thousands before me. My arms would reach as wide as my less than five-foot frame could extend and I’d give my fans the hug of the world. In my right hand, I would sport a silver, sparkle-emblazoned microphone accented … Continue reading Stages in Life: Where I was, and Where I am Now