The Best Weekends Are The Ones Without Signal

Whenever I’m able to get away for a little bit, even just for the weekend, I feel more like myself. My favorite places are ones without any phone signal. Back in the "real world" everyone is always connected and distracted by their phone. It’s great to go to the woods...

What Makes You Happy?

What makes you happy? I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Happiness and general self-confidence and positivity was something that came fairly easy to me in the past. I'd worry like any other person but it never felt out of hand or even close to despair. But...

My Only Resolution For 2016

I've decided this is the year I'm finally going to do it. I have only one resolution this year, and that is to quit smoking. The other night I came across a notebook while cleaning out my bookshelf that I had completely forgotten about. Inside I had written down goals...

Why I Journal

"I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train." - Oscar Wilde The New York Times recently wrote about a study that says the benefits of self-expressive writing are extensive. “Studies have shown that writing about...

On Fears and the Future

Learning to trust someone new when it hasn’t worked out that well in the past is one of the hardest things to do. Not bringing old fears and past behaviors into the present moment is challenging. But at the end of the day the actions of someone else can’t be prevented...

A Different Kind Of Advent

For Advent this year my partner came up with an idea of using pieces of paper in a jar to count down the days until Christmas. On each paper, we wrote down things small and big that we want to do with each other each night. It's been a fun, sweet way to spend time...