Insomniac Musings

Replaying conversations and wishing I could change my words is easier when they are texts And the self-inflicted wounds of doubt are deeper with every comparison to the imagined reactions of the recipient of my carefully crafted missives designed to mask my fear So, insomnia becomes the friend I love to hate in a codependent […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 19: Envy

Did you know that being envious can prevent you from obtaining what you want? Now, I know what some of you are thinking because I thought that, too – “Doesn’t wanting something make you work harder, so how can that stop me?” Envy isn’t just about wanting something. If it was, the word wouldn’t exist […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 18: Dream Big

We all have dreams. Sometimes we admit what they are and tell everyone. Sometimes we keep them secret just in case they don’t work out so well. Sometimes, though, we aren’t sure exactly what our dreams are. We know that we have them, but we can’t quite articulate them or separate them from each other. […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 13: Courage

How many times have we thought to ourselves, “Someday I’ll be brave enough to do that” or “Someday I’ll say what I need to say when I need to say it”? The problem with “someday” is that it never gets here. “Someday” is always just beyond our reach. We keep moving that horizon because we’re […]

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 7: Finance

Earlier this month, I started rethinking how I spend my money. I wish I could say that I had spontaneously become enlightened about my spending habits and chose to take a more responsible path. The truth is, though, that my paycheck was almost $1000 less than it normally is. So, I had to take a hard look at where and how I spend my money. I had to make my lifestyle work within the existing boundaries of my bank account.

Oola: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Balance – June 6

Sometimes we all need to take an inventory of ourselves. The world we live in today pressures us to look outside of ourselves to find fault and blame and happiness and fulfillment. We as a society have been conditioned to hang our mood and self-worth on the conditions around us rather than the conditions within […]

Thalia’s Journey

You won’t understand that when I look in the mirror            the image is fractured and lies to me That despite hours of practice (and countless compliments)              I still believe I’m crap I fear the silence because it thunders and echoes doubt       […]