I apologize if I am sounding a bit like a broken record as I am certain I composed a post on the same subject matter not that long ago, but hear me out. I very much feel as though the ‘little things’ in life that pack a big punch are so often overlooked, and it … More Little things, big impact
Control is a facet of life that, I believe, a lot of us develop a borderline toxic mentality towards. There are a lot of things in life we can control, for example, what we put into our bodies, the sort of work we do, who we form relationships with, what we purchase, etc. In fact, … More No, you really can’t control everything
This past Sunday was a scary day for me. I received a surprising phone call from Blaine, my fiancé, at roughly 5:30 p.m. He was in his cattle barn doing chores that requires him to grab hay bales from the hayloft, up top, in this particular barn. He was at the highest point of the … More The significance of recognizing the fragility of life
Death, in life, is inevitable. That sentence is a bit of a paradox, but the statement remains to be true; we are born and we die, some sooner than others and some later, and it is an element of life that cannot be avoided (unless you have superhuman powers or you’re a vampire some shit). … More Have you heard of this unique way to remember lost loved ones?
The coronavirus outbreak that has plagued the globe throughout 2020 has garnered a lot of anger and hate. Many of us are scared, anxious and concerned about the state of our future considering the damage this virus has done to our world already, and I can’t say that these emotions are unwarranted. Despite the shittiness … More It’s time to seize the day
There is a belief that suggests bartenders are some of the best free counselors in existence, and since becoming a bartender at my current job, I can say with complete certainty that I support this belief. I’ve been bartending for a couple of months now, and it is somewhat mind-blowing to consider the amount of … More Making the most of everyday life
Death is a pretty gloomy topic. Understandably, we associate death with loss, absence, pain and anguish, and it certainly isn’t something we yearn for when it comes to ourselves or our loved ones. Unfortunately, though, death in this life is inevitable, and despite its certainty, many of us have tremendous difficulty when it comes to … More How to process and deal with a death
Happiness, for many of us, is a vague term. What constitutes happiness? Is it something that can be defined objectively, or does it exceed categorizations and operates as its own entity based on each person? Personally, I believe happiness to be entirely subjective, meaning it differs for everyone. What makes me happy may not necessarily … More Are you as happy as you could be?
On September 1, my wonderful mother celebrated her 60th birthday. If you’re reading this, mom, I apologize for letting the cat out of the bag. In the days leading up to her birthday, my mom had a bit of a hard time trying to grapple the fact that she would be turning 60. She looks … More It’s time to celebrate ageing
Life is a crazy thing, as we’re arguably all aware. Things may not necessarily pan out how we intended for them to, relationships come and go, and stress is ever prevalent. And, while these things may be inevitable, they’re certainly not things that should take precedence over others, such as family and friendships. Something I … More Appreciating the present
In a world that’s more inundated with distractions, consumerism, and technology more than ever before, it can be quite difficult at times to set aside some ‘me’ time. Perhaps when you do finally take some time to sit down and relax, you actually find yourself feeling guilty, because you know there are things waiting for … More Making time for yourself
I am rather fortunate to still have three out of four grandparents living. My grandfather passed away ten years ago, and his wife, my grandmother, is in good health. My other set of grandparents, my Oma and Opa, are 90 and 92, and my Oma is going downhill in terms of her health. My family … More Dealing With Death