10 Reasons You Should Subscribe To My Journaling Blog

10. To read reviews of journals, pens, journaling tools, office supplies. 9. Daily themed posts for a variety of journal types. 8. New content posted regularly. 7. Positive, uplifting content. 6. Inspirational prompts, so you can journal with us. 5. Educational, retro content {on Thursdays}, so you can learn something and/or reminisce. 4. To connect … Continue reading 10 Reasons You Should Subscribe To My Journaling Blog

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Why Kindness Is Paramount

"The sad thing is, nobody knows how much anyone else is hurting. We could be standing next to somebody who is completely broken and we wouldn't even know it." ~ Unknown 've written about kindness before. So many times. Maybe I sound like a broken record but when it comes to kindness and compassion, I … Continue reading Why Kindness Is Paramount

Review: A Cool Hands-Free Phone Gadget

Quick question! Do you tire of or experience pain from having to hold your phone for video calls or while you're watching a show/movie? For me, arthritic hand/arm pain is a real issue when it comes to even the simplest tasks, so holding my phone for any length of time is difficult. When my daughter … Continue reading Review: A Cool Hands-Free Phone Gadget

How To Respond To Things That One Should Never Say To an Introvert

"...What happens to me when I’m provoked is that I get tongue-tied and my mind goes blank. Then I spend all night tossing and turning trying to figure out what I should have said." ~ Kathleen Kelly, You've Got Mail, 1998 I wonder how many introverts nodded in agreement upon hearing Ms. Kelly explain this … Continue reading How To Respond To Things That One Should Never Say To an Introvert

Important Truths About Life Through the Eyes of an Introvert

"Solitude matters and for some people it's the air they breathe." - Susan Cain The word "introvert" unlocked a new realm of understanding when it replaced the words "shy" and "quiet" in my list of traits. I spent my childhood and much of my adulthood feeling misunderstood and out-of-place in many situations and I thought it was me. Well, it was me, but I thought it … Continue reading Important Truths About Life Through the Eyes of an Introvert

What Relationship Advice Articles Never Taught Me

I've read what seems like a gazillion "How to be irresistible to the opposite sex" articles. You know the articles I mean. They draw us in, making us believe that we will finally know the SECRET to attracting a partner. With great anticipation, we read. With greater anticipation, we apply our new-found knowledge, only to … Continue reading What Relationship Advice Articles Never Taught Me

How I’ve Survived One-Sided Relationships

I've been here before. At my desk. Staring at a blank screen. Waiting for the right words to accurately describe my anxiety so that you, my reader, understand. I know I'm not alone. I also know what's giving me anxiety. It took me a while to figure it out, but I did. My anxiety stems from the … Continue reading How I’ve Survived One-Sided Relationships

The Truth About Being a Caregiver

I always knew I wanted to be a writer...but I didn't always know my life's purpose. When I was at my lowest point, I felt angry at God for what I thought he "allowed" me to go through. I didn't understand what I'd done to endure such suffering at the hands of someone who abused … Continue reading The Truth About Being a Caregiver

What Nobody Tells Us About Parenthood

If I could go back to when I was a new mother and tell my younger, less experienced self anything, it would be that even veteran mothers often feel like failures. We learn from our children as we ~ and they ~ age, but there are still times when we find ourselves at a complete … Continue reading What Nobody Tells Us About Parenthood

What They Don’t Tell You About Moving Away From Home

When I was in my late teens / early 20's, I couldn't wait to leave Louisiana. I wanted to live in England. I thought it would be cool to have a slight British accent. I wanted to absorb as much of the British culture as possible and come back home an honorary Brit, just so … Continue reading What They Don’t Tell You About Moving Away From Home