10 Things To Do As The World Crumbles Around Us

I have to be honest…I’m emotionally and mentally exhausted.  It seems like every few weeks I’m posting a hashtag that reads: #prayforINSERTNAMEHERE. The news headlines from this summer alone have left the world in a state of shock, terror, anger, & fear. Whether it’s senseless deaths and carnage at the hands of terrorists or rogue police officers, the…

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Happiness Is…

  “Happiness is…” An unsolicited essay of purged thoughts. Happiness is that night you spent dancing in the arms of a man you loved—before you found out he was cheating on you. Happiness is the uncontrollable laughter you shared with ex-friends and lovers over sushi & vodka-water double talls. Happiness is that magical night you spent cuddling with the guy…

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How Death Trumped All Of My First World Problems

In the blink of an eye everything that you’ve ever complained about can become meaningless and trivial. It’s in that moment when you find yourself wishing for the small hurdles of traffic jams and shitty ex-boyfriends. Manageable shit—the “quick fixes” in life. This is also when you realize that your life will never be simple again. My moment occurred six weeks ago when I received…

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