Posts in category "Friends"

I never knew I needed help, until I did

A couple of years ago, I went through a very difficult break up and thought I would never recover. I had lost all hope. While there have been many times in my life I have felt low, nothing compared to this. I couldn’t breath, much less take a shower. The pain I was feeling was... Read more »

You do not always find happiness in friendship.

As children we start making friends with kids from the block, at school or even church (yikes).  We are taught to share our toys and always be respectful.  But even as children we start to understand that not all friendships are right, and in some cases, unhealthy.  We stop playing with these “friends”, stop sharing... Read more »

We are all hateful, awful people.

As the end of the year draws near I, like a lot of people, start to reflect on the past months. As I take time to think of my actions and reactions of late, I keep asking myself: “Was I a good person?”  In most cases, I can confidently say that indeed I was; there... Read more »

Don't be hating cause I'm dating!

If we lived in a perfect world, we would have perfect relationships: the perfect partner and the perfect friends.  There would be nothing but support and understanding from those that we are close with and never a moment of unwarranted jealousy or bitterness; that’s the perfect world, now let’s get back to reality.  Why is... Read more »

Is it time to walk away?

There comes a point in most relationships where we ask ourselves, ‘What am I still doing in here?”  For most of us the answer is clear and the decision has to be made to end things and move on; for others it is not as easy to walk away. For many, the idea of being... Read more »

Running Saved My Life

I know it has been a while since I have written anything and there is a good reason.  At the beginning of this year I went through a very tough break-up with the man I had been with for 4 years.  It wasn’t so much the actual break-up that was devastating, it was everything that... Read more »

Just shut up already; nobody asked for your opinion!

Facebook, Twitter, ChicagNow: you name it, there is a way to get your opinion out there. I know better than most, I write about my opinion and am doing so yet again. This time about people who give their opinion on everything. Now this is going to sound very cliche: me giving my opinion on... Read more »

2012: The year I find my happiness and stop being an a-hole!

As I look back on the past year, there are many things I am truly grateful for: my partner, my family, my friends, my dogs and my job.  But, at the same time, I realized that I have depended wholly on these things to make me happy.  I have looked outwards for my happiness; forgetting that happiness... Read more »

She's Running For A Cure and To Raise Awareness...

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 1999; a time when not many doctors even knew what it was.  It took 7 different referrals, months of pain and the “not knowing” before I was able to put a name to what I have been suffering from. Today I am healthy and living a normal life;... Read more »

I don't care that you don't care...

All through history there have  been people that have wanted to make their opinion known and often seek out others they feel they can impress with there “words of wisdom”. Usually the subjects they seek are those with a lesser level of Independence and confidence.  These insecure followers tend to hang on every word and allow those... Read more »