Why I Stopped Dating For a Year

I made a personal decision to put a hold on dating for 365 days. So, from January 1, 2019-January 1, 2020 there will be zero dates for me. After some consideration, I decided that I also needed to abstain from hookups for the year, so I added that fine print to my goal. But, why? … Continue reading Why I Stopped Dating For a Year

If You’re Afraid of Failure You’ll Never Succeed

One of the most dangerous mind games you can play with yourself is inquiring, "what if I fail?" That question will have your brain spinning out of control in a desperate effort to soothe the dull pain of what it presumes will happen if you fail. The real question is, why is everyone so afraid … Continue reading If You’re Afraid of Failure You’ll Never Succeed

Losing What you Settled for is a Blessing

In the past few months I have come face-to-face with close friends whose hearts have recently been completely shattered. To see them each broken down for various reasons pains me, but what I realized in 3/4 of those situations is that they were essentially settling. Therefore, losing their relationship was actually a blessing. The truth … Continue reading Losing What you Settled for is a Blessing

If Your Partner Doesn’t Invest in Your Family and Friends, They’re not for You

When you're in a new relationship, it's one of the most exciting moments to introduce that person to your friends and family. You have high hopes that since they have become such a contribution to your personal happiness, that they will also add a positive dynamic to your inner circle. However, sometimes expectations are unmet … Continue reading If Your Partner Doesn’t Invest in Your Family and Friends, They’re not for You

This Question Can Change Your Child’s Attitude

I am not a morning person. Neither is my six-year-old. Nearly every morning while I'm getting him ready for kindergarten, he throws a thrashing, yelling, and whining tantrum over waking up and going to school. He tells me he hates it, and I'm thinking the same. However, while I'm not a mathematician, I know that … Continue reading This Question Can Change Your Child’s Attitude

Why You Shouldn’t Download That Dating App Again

I was watching The Bachelor one night when I received a text from a good friend asking me to talk her out of downloading a popular dating app again. Without hesitation, I rapidly sent her these reasons and realized there are probably so many people out there weighing the pros and cons of downloading these … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Download That Dating App Again