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Real Love DOES NOT Hurt

The song "Love Hurts" was first introduced in the early 1960s by The Everly Brothers and has since been recorded by a new artist in nearly every decade following its release. According to this song, love hurts, ooooh love hurts. And yes, infidelity hurts us, the sting of lying hurts us, and the heartbreak of…

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Strong, Soft & Wild

If you haven't read Braving the Wilderness by the amazingly talented and inspirational Brené Brown I suggest you go buy, rent, or borrow it right now! It will change your life. Here are my takeaways from the three sections of this book that blew my mind; strong back, soft front, wild heart. Enjoy! Strong Back.The saying…

“Leaving Neverland”: Trying to put into words the power of their story

"I want to be able to speak the truth as loud as I had to speak the lie."Wade Robson After watching the HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland”, I can honestly say that I am feeling so many emotions and with thoughts racing through my head I simply do not know where to begin. First things first,…

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Breaking Up: How to not only survive, but THRIVE

Breakups suck. No way around it. They. Just. Plain. Suck. So, now that we have that covered, what next? Here’s a no bullsh*t, stepping-stone guide to help you not only survive your breakup, but allow you to thrive during and after the real sucky part ends. Step 1: Feel those feelings Breakups cause a plethora…

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Release Your Story

"Our experiences are the result of thousands of years of societal influence laced with an alluring fragrance of growth and change. Our individuality lies within that growth and change; within our ability to face our demons."- Ashley Elise Demons. We all have them. Those so-called skeletons in the closet. Skeletons that have been passed down for generations.…

To: The Little Girl, thank you

I have started to type the intro to this post numerous times only to find myself hitting the "backspace" button again and again. It's not because my mind is unable to think of the right words, it's because my heart is still processing what just happened. Tragedies and heartbreaks have left little holes in my…

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Mirror, Mirror, lie to me

I must confess....I can be so damn judgmental. My facial expressions are often dead giveaways that I am perplexed by the choices of others. Some people have what is now known as RBF (resting b*tch face), but me, I have have OJE (obviously judging eyes). I often catch myself doing this, and I mentally have…