Posts in category "philosophy"

Positive Self-Esteem and Self-love: A Love Letter to Myself

Positive Self-Esteem and Self-love: A Love Letter to Myself
Note: This is a love letter to myself. It is something that has been a long time coming and way overdue for myself. Enjoy! Dear Denise, We have been through a long road together.  Things have been not that easy for us, but we have survived and made through alright. Overall, we have been rough... Read more »

My favorite place that I have lived and want to return to: Colorado

Tonight’s challenge: “Write about a favorite or memorable place you have lived for any time at all, whether a country, state, city, childhood home, fraternity/sorority, hostel, hotel or even bedroom.“ When tonight’s topic came out for tonight’s Blogapalooz-Hour,  I was completely excited.  For me, my favorite place is my second home state of Colorado.   It... Read more »

Positive Living: How I am Taking Out The Negative Garbage In My Life

Positive Living: How I am Taking Out The Negative Garbage In My Life
Spring is a time of a renewal.  It is a time for growth and  beautiful changes all around us. It is also a time where we start to examine our lives and start to make it better.  It is a time for positive changes and turning our lives for the better. Personally, I have started... Read more »
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Understanding Emotional Abuse: Silent Yet Damaging

Understanding Emotional Abuse: Silent Yet Damaging
If you have been following the news, you probably have read articles like this about the Rachel Canning case involving the teen who is suing her parents for access to her college fund and seeking financial support from them.  It is a very touching case that has sparked a nerve everywhere within social media. Unfortunately,... Read more »

To My Children: Hopes and Dreams of a Mother

To My Children: Hopes and Dreams of a Mother
“I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway… let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.”  ― C. JoyBell C.... Read more »

Fear and My Life: Learning to Let Go and Regain Control of My Life

Fear and My Life:  Learning to Let Go and Regain Control of My Life
“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. - Jim Morrison ” Here’s today’s topic for the ChicagoNow’s Blogapalooz-Hour:   “Write about fear, or lack there of, and the role it has played in any aspect of your life.” This is a topic... Read more »
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Taking Risks in Life: Go Big or Go Home

Taking Risks in Life: Go Big or Go Home
“When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important. - Ellen DeGeneres” It is 2014.  We are in a new year. It is a time for new beginnings.  It is all about starting over with a clean slate.... Read more »

Tough Decisions of a Woman: Things that I wish my mother told me about

Tough Decisions of a Woman: Things that I wish my mother told me about
Honestly, it is tough being a woman. It definitely is. As I am sitting here early this morning on the day of my big surgery to remove my ovaries – feeling very hungry and thirsty from not being able to eat or drink after midnight, I wanted to take my time to reflect.  There are... Read more »

When I Think Big and Challenge Myself, I WIN

When I Think Big and Challenge Myself, I WIN
My life has been about a lot of little challenges. Challenge is not a new term for me. I have had to learn early in life that things do not get handed to you without working hard. You simply have to go out there and get it. You can call me stubborn.  You could also... Read more »
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Saying goodbye: A "Love" Letter to My Ovaries

Saying goodbye: A "Love" Letter to My Ovaries
It is not fun being a woman at times. It is worse when I had to deal with pain caused by my ovaries. During majority of my life, I have had to fight a battle with endometriosis – an autoimmune disorder which causes a development of uterine-lining tissue outside the uterus. A woman’s ovaries is the... Read more »