Hello! I am a mom to a little boy and a girl, an avid reader, and a lover of all things that make myself and others happy. Writing is the best way to express my feelings on life, love, and anything I'm passionate about. Hope you enjoy!!
Dreams and Mental Health
Dreams have always been a source of fascination for humans. From the earliest recorded history, humans have attributed significant meaning to their dreams. Ancient civilizations often believed that dreams were messages from the gods, while in modern times, they are considered a window into the unconscious mind.
The Story and Origin of Easter
Easter is one of the most significant religious holidays in the Christian faith, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The holiday is celebrated in many countries around the world with various traditions, including Easter eggs, Easter bunnies, and Easter parades. However, the origins of Easter are rooted in ancient history and are far more complex than the simple holiday traditions we observe today.
Spring and Mental Health
Spring is a season of renewal, growth, and hope. As the snow melts away, the flowers start to bloom, and the weather becomes warmer, people often experience a surge of positive emotions. Spring has a positive impact on mental health in many ways. In this article, we will explore how spring affects mental health.
How Being a Caregiver Changed My Life
When I was growing up, I wanted to be famous. Super cliche, I know. I wanted to sing and act, win awards, and have tons of money. I think a lot of kids think that way at some point. As I hit my teenage years, I started to develop a likeness to helping people. I began volunteering and decided that instead of being famous, I wanted to help people. As I got closer to adulthood and closer to graduating high school, I felt that going to nursing school would be the next move. Well, that didn't happen. I ended up making not so good choices and was not a nice person. I had a lot of anger. Then I focused on bettering myself, it helped, but it made me have to think about what other ways I could help people that didn't require a nursing degree. I just knew I wanted to do something in healthcare.
The Song She Sings
She grew up in a world of chaos, a world that didn't care. Each step she took, every deep breath, countless fake smiles she wore on her face. This was her life. Dreams of a world that cared for her, because she gave so much of herself, became farther and farther away. Love poured out of her soul and gave peace to those around her. "A breath of fresh air" is how she was described. If only they knew the pain she wore inside, the tears she kept hidden, and the exhaustion she fought every step she took. At night she'd pray, she'd pray for happiness and for love, she'd pray for comfort and peace. What does one do when they were taught to give to others, to be selfless and kind, to be the person that other people dreamed they could be?
The “Ex” Files
As I thought about John and my redo plans, I began to wonder if I should stand him up as well. I mean, he stood me up, embarrassed me, and made me look stupid. Maybe I’m taking this all too personally, but damnit I demand respect! I thought about this for days and finally I unblocked his number and told myself to just give it one more try. He seems like a total jerk but I kind of want to look at some eye candy for a while. I unblock his number and within two hours I receive text messages from him. “Hey, it’s me. John. So I wanted to apologize again for the way I handled things when we made plans. I should have done a better job at reaching out and letting you know what happened. Thanks for giving me another chance. When are you free”? I don’t know why, but part of me felt bad for him. For the way I acted and how I treated him in public. Ugh, I overthink too much!
The "Ex" Files
John and I talked for a bit and figured out when and where to have our first date. We settled on a little Italian Restaurant that's about 15 minutes from my house. I used to go there with my parents when I was a kid. Everything on the menu is authentic and the recipes have been passed down for generations. I can't wait for tomorrow night! As I think about this date, I begin to overthink about what I'm going to wear and if it's going to impress him. I need to look HOT! I want to constantly be on his mind. Wow that sounds desperate. I have to reel it in so I don't lose myself. I will wear my favorite red dress with the slightly lowered neckline, my pearl earrings and necklace set that my grandmother gave me two Christmases ago, and some cute black heals with sparkly straps. I'll make sure to wear my sexiest perfume and definitely go easy on the makeup. I want him to really see me and my natural beauty.
The "Ex" Files
At the beginning he was everything I wanted. Tall, handsome, eyes as blue as the ocean, and a smile that took my breath away. I had just finished a long term relationship and wasn't looking to start dating again. It was time for me, Anna, some time and space to reconnect with who I was and who I wanted to be. So I made goals for myself, I started making friends, reconnecting with the world around me, and made it a point to do what made me happy. Then, out of nowhere, a beautiful man caught my eye. I was doing some last minute shopping for a night out with friends, and I could no longer focus. Who was this man? Why does he have this pull on me that I can't explain? He caught me staring. I tried to avoid looking at him again, so I walked away. I ended up in the opposite end of the store and figured I was safe from any further embarrassment. That day went and I enjoyed my night out. Me and my new sparkly shoes that I found on clearance. Go me!
Your Child During Quarantine
This is a scary time for all of us. We worry for our family, our friends, and ourselves. This time can be scary for not only us, but for our children. Everything has changed so quickly in their lives. They have gone from a steady and consistent routine, to uncertainty in their lives. What we do as parents can really help how our children are effected during this time. As a parent myself, I have seen how much these sudden changes have changed my child and his behavior.