A Projection of Fear

I believe the reason so many people identify with Trump is because he is a projection of their fear. Fear is a safe place for them; it is where they are comfortable. It has become their story. If they were to step outside of their comfort zone and that story of fear, it would turn ...

Compassion is Lost on the Need to be Right at All Costs: The Depersonalization of Politics

It is really astounding how arguments for certain political opinions have become so depersonalized. One will argue to the bone that we should not support “lazy people of welfare” when they themselves have been on, or currently are on a form of federal assistance. They will praise Trump for taking advantage of the loopholes and ...

I Want to Understand

I have a confession to make. I’m obsessed. I have been endlessly scrolling online and clicking through articles about the result of this election. I can’t help it. I want to understand. I want so badly to understand how anyone can turn a blind eye to the hatred of other people that Trump stands for. There ...

The Consequence of Silence

It’s unfortunate hearing people complain about others expressing their political views. As if it is a better choice to remain silent. Granted, some of the online posts can get out of hand – however, a choice to be indifferent is a choice to do nothing. That is not a choice I am willing to make. ...

Sarcasm is a shield

20. September 2016 Life, Love 1
I have been involved in and witnessed so many relationships where sarcasm is a free-flowing form of communication. An important note is this sarcasm is used in a negative context. It is often chalked up to “Oh, they are just ‘messing around’ or ‘having fun’.” I don’t quite understand how ‘having fun’ involves the need ...

What Am I Loving Right Now?

  When I find myself getting lost in negative thoughts or fears, I like to stop and ask myself one question: What am I loving right now? Whether the answer is my current cup of coffee, or cuddling with my husband; it’s a good reminder to be positive, grateful and appreciate the little things in ...