Tag Archives: self-esteem

Robin Williams…


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Rest in Peace, Robin Williams
1951-2014

Robin Williams was found dead in his home yesterday, of an apparent suicide. It’s well-known that he struggled through his life with severe depression. There are very few celebrities that I have felt sorrow as if I almost knew them, but Robin is one of them. I grew up on his movies, and when I’d become an adult, I appreciated his dramatic roles and his very ‘grown-up’ stand-up comedy. I was shocked and saddened to read of his passing. Continue reading

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Are You Content with Life?


Happiness, content, life, joy, satisfaction, children, family, friends, motherhood, self-esteem, significant other, spouse, husband, boyfriend, love, inner peace, peace

There is a huge difference between being happy with life and being content with life. Being happy with life seems, to me at least, to be a dynamic state of being that can change from day to day. There have been many times where I haven’t been happy with life. I’m sure any other human being could say the same. Being content with life is more concrete, less prone to change from one day to the next. Continue reading

Consumer Review: Spicy Subscriptions


(Note: This was supposed to be published on Friday, however, as anyone who follows me on Facebook will know, I had quite the maelstrom of bad luck that day, the worst one being my laptop’s backlight finally giving up the ghost and rendering my laptop unusable.)

Last summer, I was asked to review Spicy Subscriptions, an adult-themed monthly subscription box. I ended up loving it. A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to review their April box, and I was more than happy to do so. Continue reading

The Addiction of Hatred…


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Yup…gonna have to learn to love this goofball…

It is, by far, easier to hate than it is to love. Hatred becomes an addiction simply for the fact that it requires no effort to maintain. It is much more difficult to love, because it requires us to at least attempt to understand, to make the effort to find ground on which to be compassionate. You might think this is going to be a post on the general quickness of society to hate that which is not understood rather than make the effort to love. It is not.  Continue reading

The Issues: Bullying


Bully, Bullying, Teasing, depression, suicide, self-harm, it gets better

Note: I began writing this about a few weeks ago, after reading an article about a boy who was suspended for wearing a My Little Pony backpack on the grounds that it could cause him to get bullied. After reading that, Facebook’s “People You may Know” feature coincidentally listed a girl who used to bully me in middle school and high school, and that led me to her blog where a post she wrote gave me an insight I’d never had before. This is my experience, and should you ever stumble across her blog, please know that she and I are okay. I do not want, or need, any comments posted on her blog attacking her for what is long in the past. She was not the only one, and she was not by any stretch the worst of my antagonists.  Continue reading

Public Child Shaming is Parental Bullying…


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(Update: There seems to be some confusion…let me clarify, that ad above? I think that’s okay. No one is pictured and no one is publicly named. I merely used that image as an example simply because I refuse to use a picture of a kid holding a sign detailing their wrongdoing. I won’t contribute to the spread of online public shaming.)

We’ve all seen the pictures plastered all over the Internet…pictures of kids, tweens, and teens holding up signs that detail something they did wrong. Most of them are shared with an added “This is a GOOD parent”, “Maybe the crime rate would go down if every parent did this”, or something in a similar fashion. Well, no. Those publicly posted pictures are NOT good parenting. Before panties and boxers everywhere get all bunched up, hear me out, because I am actually all about holding our kids responsible for their actions.

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Unbearably Vulnerable…


Note: I wrote the majority of this yesterday afternoon. I was in a horrible spot, emotionally speaking. That’s the thing with depression…when you’re in a depressive episode (these can last anywhere from days to months), you have bad days and ‘not so bad’ days. Today (after the first few hours) for me is a ‘not so bad’ day…yesterday was…yesterday was downright horrible, and I wrote this in the middle of that.

I’m writing this first as a document in Word, because I am not sure it will ever see the “Publish” button on my blog. I don’t know if I need to publish it, or if I need to just let my breaking heart vomit it out in a massive vent. Also, in case I do publish this, please be advised that there’s really not a lot of optimism or hope here. I’m holding on to what little amounts of both I have left, I don’t want to purge it with the negativity.

With that said…here we go. Continue reading