"I think about high school, and I compare it to the person I am now, the person I've become..."
There was a quote I saw recently on social media. In the comment section, tension had started to build with some individuals taking offense to the quote. For reference, this quote was from Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese philosopher. The individuals interpreted the quote to trivialize depression and anxiety, that it personally was invalidating and dismissing … Continue reading Trivializing Depression?
I recently started reading this book by Stephen R. Covey, and I am finding it to be a great gem of knowledge! I've made so many highlights in the book that I have lost count! This blog post and following ones will be for noting key passages I find in each chapter. Habit #1 - Be Proactive Mr. Covey covers in this … Continue reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, #1 (Be Proactive)
I've been a hypocrite. I told my friend recently about the possibility of overthinking leading to inaction. I provided this based on my own past experiences. And yet I've found myself doing it the last few days. I'd describe it along the lines of an identity crisis. In my spare time I've been questioning everything, … Continue reading Hypocrite
We all make mistakes. Every one of us, and if we don't now we will later. Nobody is perfect. Even the most successful people have made mistakes. In fact, many have made tons before getting to where they are today. And contrary to popular belief, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. In fact, it's this quality … Continue reading Mistakes
Many of us have been there, where we've reached very dark moments in our lives. These moments are different for everyone. But these feelings of worthlessness and depression are horrible, a disease, and feeds on a person both physically and mentally. I've been there myself, and I wouldn't wish these feelings upon anyone. I still … Continue reading Darkness and Strength
I hope my friends know that I strive to be someone they can trust and confide in. The connections I find more fulfilling than any others in my life have been built on honesty and authenticity. I hope my friends who are struggling or feel down know that I genuinely care, and I truly want … Continue reading To My Friends…
I like to live my life: With the power of music With inspiration from the wise With love to give back to those in need With a passion for constant self-improvement With feelings of gratitude With supportive friends in my company With an embrace for the unknown And making a positive impact on the world … Continue reading How I Live My Life
Mahatma Gandhi said: "Be the change you wish to see in the world." After reading yesterday about the recent events that happened in Charlottesville, I was to say the least devastated: 'More violence, more hate, what is this world coming to?!' In the moment, I started to feel discouraged, like my mission for doing good … Continue reading Be the Change
"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view..." ~ Atticus Finch I've worked in Customer Service for over 9 years now. And no matter how many customers I've worked with, no matter how many job positions I've had, there is always one thing I've found necessary to succeed … Continue reading Customer Service and Understanding