When I was a small child, I would spend a lot of time with my grandfather. He was a stern man of principle, but he had a soft gooey heart for his grandchildren. He was the first person I would have the teacher call when I had a “belly ache” in kindergarten. I knew that… Continue reading Do it your Damn Self
If life isn’t hard enough already, throw in suffering a major injury to the mix and you’ve got yourself a bit of a feat ahead of you. Don’t fret, I am here to try to make it seem a little less scary, a little less hopeless and a lot more relatable. We all think, eh,… Continue reading Hi, my name is Lindsey, and I’m in major injury recovery.
I am the type of person who loves to learn more about myself. In fact, I will go to the ends of the earth to gather all the information I can about my personality, strengths, and what makes me tick. It's essential for me to figure myself out so I can have a better understanding… Continue reading Waves of Change
I’ve heard that having the ability to control emotions is a sign of great emotional intelligence. This involves consciously deciding how you feel, instead of letting your subconscious fool and control you. While it may be true that I now have a level of emotional intelligence far superior to that of my teenage self, getting… Continue reading That Time I Ugly Cried at Work
A greek philosopher named Epicurus (lets just call him Epi for pronunciations sake), stressed the idea of having friends, so much so that he said having friends is the “wake to blessedness.” Epi even went so far as to buy a house of bromance and invited his friends to come live with him. He believed that friends are there to give us… Continue reading Life Is Always Rocky When You’re A Gem
Lately, I have been thinking a lot about growth, and how it is that some people grow rather quickly, while others, even after decades of adulthood, don't seem to grow much at all? The growth I am talking about isn't physical, it's mental and more-so related to maturity. The obvious thing that sets those who… Continue reading Free from Blame
Try to remember a time when you experienced pure uninhibited joy. Uncontrollable laughter, not caring who's watching, giddy with excitement joy. Dig deep. In this memory, are you a child? In this memory, are you an adult, but doing something childlike? I will tell you about a specific memory I have in a moment, but… Continue reading Breaking into Joy
The question, “what is my purpose?” is something that runs through everyone’s mind at least once in their lifetime. Thanks, but no thanks, to my anxiety, this question runs through my mind every day. WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE?! Rewind almost 6 years ago to when I was a young, eager, college student… Continue reading Purposefully Placed
If you are anything like me, you hate to make mistakes. Yeah, that's right, you will never see me running through the streets, celebrating, yelling about how I just made the messiest mistake. As a perfectionist (to my dismay), I can often be a bully to myself when even the silliest little mistake is made.… Continue reading Ta Da! I made a mistake.
Hi there! I'm just going to dive right into this and talk about something that is SO relevant it hurts. Wait for it...[insert suspenseful silence to build anticipation here]...FAILURE. Gasp! A few months ago I was sitting around a table with my friends, swapping talk about hopes and dreams, and it seemed like I was… Continue reading Failing Forward