Smoking cigarettes started for me when I was 14 and I smoked for 20 years. After 19 years of puffing a pack or more a day, I had never really ‘tried’ to quit smoking. I never tried because I am not the type of person who decides to do something and doesn’t do it. And I didn’t see the use in doing the whole — saying I want to quit and not quitting song and dance. I decided that I wasn’t going to try to quit until I was going to actually quit. As my children grew older and my cough in the morning grew rougher, I started to think more often about the health implications of my stinky and dirty habit. I could see how being a smoker was affecting the lives of my family and destroying my health.
Life is a grand story
and you are the author.
You decide what
kind of story
you wish to write.
Finding yourself in a toxic relationship does not mean your partner is toxic It is hard enough to know that we are in a toxic relationship, but once we have discovered this unhealthy dynamic, our mind’s next mission is to find out exactly who and what is to blame — for this toxicity we have discovered. Usually, weContinue reading “Toxic Relationships — Who Is The Toxic One?”
Let’s face it, we live in some crazy times and we can all use as much inspiration as we can get. Some of the little motivational sayings we come across on the internet can seem cliché and downright cheesy. But sometimes all it takes is just a one of these tiny collections of simple words to help motivate us and put us back on the right track. I have always loved to read and I am a huge fan of inspirational quotes.
As an American, there are days where the future of our entire country looks so dark that there is no hope in sight. There are so many problems at such a great scale with so many other co-existing problems that it can appear impossible. The maze is set and it is set with the greatest strategy of the greatest oppressive minds. The further you go down the rabbit hole, the more turns you find and the more impossible it seems to find a solution.
As it has been said, ‘love is a beautiful and many-splendored thing’. When love becomes toxic however, matters can shift to not so beautiful and downright horrific very quickly. All of the love in the world will not pull you out of the terrors of a toxic/abusive relationship. There is a moment inside of a toxic relationship when you realize that things just aren’t going to get better as they are and drastic changes have to be made on your part.
We see people all around us who are stuck in negative life cycles. They are in toxic relationships, unstable, bankrupt, homeless, addicted; the list goes on. I have been this person before and I have changed my entire life drastically. I have moved from hate to happiness, from despair to hope and from self-pity to self-empowerment.
Easter 2021 is the Easter of the ages because we are not only celebrating the rebirth we celebrate yearly, but we are celebrating the rebirth of our planet, following a year of death, chaos and destruction.
Darkness is light
Lightness is dark
The blackest of ash
Begins with a spark
There is a bizarrely familiar and anesthetizing comfort lurking deep inside the sadness and discomfort of a wounded soul; that begs the heart to surrender to its paralyzing grip. The life-piercing pick of maddening malevolence, strums the broken strings of a tattered heart as consciousness begins to evanesce and slip.