Book Review: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

So, how many of you out there have read the Harry Potter series? I'm sure I just saw a lot of hands shoot up in the air. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan. It took me until the series was almost over for me to get into it, but I fell in love with it. Naturally,... Continue Reading →


Video Blog Post #1 – Mindfulness

Being an introvert and someone who gets nervous public speaking, I decided to stray from my comfort zone a little by making a video blog post! It's only a little over 3 minutes long, and you can see how nervous and uncomfortable I am. However, I am determined to keep doing these and see how... Continue Reading →

The Laws of Attraction

The past ten years have been the most challenging years of my life so far. I've gone from a 15 year old afraid of moving out of her hometown in Southeast Missouri to a strong, independent adult who has come so far. I've grown into a mature, independent adult when I was forced into roles... Continue Reading →

Being Mindful in Your Thinking

As a creative person, I find inspiration for everything I do every day in my surroundings. Whether it's a new drawing, the urge to stop and photograph whatever I'm looking at, my next historical research project, or a new blog post inspiration always finds its way into my head. As a creative person, it's always... Continue Reading →

Finding the Good in the Bad

"What's the day without a little night?" - "1 800 273 8255" by Logic ft. Alessia Cara and Khalid. This song has become a favorite of mine. It's a perfect metaphor for how my fight with depression looks like, and this line is what makes this song great for me. It has taken me years... Continue Reading →

The Holiday Blues

The Thanksgiving holiday is over at last! Whew. As I grow up, the holidays seem to become more and more depressing for me. My mother died three days before Thanksgiving in 2010. This year the anniversary of her death fell on the day before Thanksgiving. One can only numb the pain for so long. Despite... Continue Reading →

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