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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Worry is absolutely useless. It feels bad, it wastes energy, and it doesn’t accomplish a single thing. Bob Marley was right: Don’t worry, be happy. Okay, so maybe happiness isn’t always appropriate. But worry never is. When we feel helpless, sometimes anxiety seems like an actual activity, as though our distress is somehow controlling or …

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How To Be An ADHD Writer Without Going Crazy

I always wanted to be a writer. Everyone has something that flows naturally, and for me it’s the Magical World of Words. I was a shy, nerdy kid with thick glasses and bad skin. Where my sister was outgoing, pretty and made friends easily, I was her extreme opposite. Barely a year older in age, …

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How Procrastination Robs You Blind

Procrastination steals your future, and I’m going to tell you how. For the past few days, I’ve started ignoring my Todoist reminders. I don’t know how it started – either a change in my routine or a crankin’ busy moment when the reminder popped up. Regardless, I deleted that nagging little reminder and carried on …

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Getting Into Rhythm

Today is Friday. Knowing that, I have a few expectations of how the day will unfold and what’s waiting on my to-do list. The week, the month, each day has its own routines that create a rhythm to my week. It feels good to have rhythm in our lives. And although we may fight against …

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Attitude of Gratitude

There’s been a lot talk the past few years about the power of gratitude. It seems kinda benign and wimpy, doesn’t it? The very opposite of strength. After all, if we’re grateful for something, doesn’t it somehow put us in a dependent position? Don’t we now need that thing/person for which we’re grateful? Sometimes I …

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Decisions or Emotions?

I don’t feel like working out today. I have dozens of reasons, and they’re all valid. Honestly – if Mom wrote a note to excuse me from class, the teacher would accept it. I mean, I’ve been diligent for almost two weeks, without a full day of rest. Doesn’t my body need it? Haven’t I …