Embracing Adventure “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~~Hellen Keller

It’s Thanksgiving; Now Tell Me What You’re Grateful For

Last week, I got the opportunity to see Blue October for the first time. I’ll be doing a separate post on that soon, but I wanted to share a small segment from the show early because it seemed apt for today. Justin talked about how we should stop complaining and Read more →

I’m Back (Again) with an Update and a Recovery-Related ABC of Gratitude

When I last posted, I didn’t intend that my next post wouldn’t go up until about 4 and half months later, but here we are. Since there have been a couple of changes for me professionally in the last few months, I realized there was a change I neglected to Read more →

I’m Back! Did You Miss Me?

Hello? Is anyone still there (or newly here)? If so, hello! If not, then I suppose I’m talking to myself. In any case, I’ll get started. *Blows off the metaphorical dust* I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted here, though it surprises even me that it has Read more →

Introverts of the World Unite on World Introvert Day

I’m sure many have seen some version of the meme: “Introverts of the world unite. Separately. In your own homes.” Well, apparently today is World Introvert Day, a day when introverts can not only do that but, as the official website for the day says, “help people worldwide better understand and Read more →

Looking Forward to 2016

Happy New Year! Yesterday I closed out the year with a look back at some of the things I accomplished in 2015. Today I’ll be looking at some of the things I want to work on in the new year. I don’t set “resolutions” as such, but I do like Read more →

Looking Back at 2015

2015 was an eventful year for me, and many of the highlights happened in the last half of the year. In May, I completed my master’s in counseling psychology. After that, I got the opportunity to be a volunteer trip lead, which allowed me to travel to several places from Read more →

Bisexual Visibility Day, Bisexual Erasure, and Coming Out as Bisexual

Yesterday was Bisexual Visibility Day, which is a day to celebrate bisexuality, bisexuals, and bisexual history. As of last year, the week beginning on the Sunday before September 23rd has been Bisexual Awareness Week. As a bisexual myself, I wanted to honor both today with a discussion of Bisexual Visibility Read more →

3 Simple Ways to Think More Positively

When things in life aren’t turning out how we expect or would hope, or perhaps we aren’t sure how something is going to turn out and are worried about possible negative outcomes, it can be easy to think negatively or assume the worst. Since today is Positive Thinking Day, I thought it would Read more →

Female Video Game Characters and Body Image

Did you know that today is National Video Games Day? I’m celebrating it in several ways. In person, I’m  playing Bioshock. I find it much more frustrating than Bioshock Infinite, which I played first, but yet manage to spend several hours on it each time I sit down to it. Read more →

Let’s Talk About Mental Illness, Suicide, & Stigma

A year and a month ago today, Robin Williams took his life. On that day, and for a few weeks after, in addition to an outpouring of posts remembering the joy he brought to lives through his comedy, I saw a lot of posts acknowledging the normalcy of having mental Read more →

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