The author reflects on their experiences with social media, personality disorders, and society's current ills. While they have created several personas that differ from their true self due to social pressures, they are content with fewer friends and a smaller social footprint. The author criticizes the current societal obsession with extremism, instant gratification, and false portrayals of life on social media. Highlighting societal neglect as the source of their mental illness, they list out the traits they value in people - like respect for nature, cessation of violence, non-obsession with materialism, and mutual respect. The author remains optimistic about societal change, although they believe it may not happen in their lifetime.
The blog explores seven ways to make a positive impact on our Earth and to become better humans. These include, cultivating empathy, practicing sustainability, connecting with nature, fostering education, practicing mindfulness, supporting and volunteering, and leading by example. The author stresses that becoming a better human and caring for Earth is a lifelong journey and a collective mission. Small actions can create significant changes and by practicing these seven tips, we can contribute to a brighter future. The text encourages us to embrace this journey with an open mind and heart, to make the world a better place.
In a town where the leaves changed colors with memories, Martha's house was an eternal autumn. Every russet leaf was a day she'd forgotten to forget, each golden frond a moment she clung onto. Her trees were the most vibrant in the whole of Hartsville, an explosion of crimson, orange, and gold, which while beautiful, was a symbol of her inability to move forward.
Brett had always been the quintessential American dreamer. Raised in a small town, he was taught from an early age that hard work and perseverance would lead to success. And for a while, he believed it. He excelled in school, earned a college degree, and landed a job at a prestigious corporate firm in the heart of the city. He was climbing the corporate ladder, inch by inch, rung by rung.
Life is a journey filled with ups and downs, and often, adversity strikes when we least expect it. It's during these challenging moments that we discover the incredible strength and resilience that lies within us. Adversity is not the end of our story; it's an opportunity to grow, learn, and ultimately, triumph. In this blog … Continue reading Rising Above the Storm: Overcoming Adversity in Life
Have you ever really stopped and asked yourself the question, "Who are we..."? This happens to me more often than I would like to admit. I feel overwhelming shame and guilt for what we as a human race are doing to our world. I am not one of those extremists when it comes to the … Continue reading Who Are We?
This Sunday morning, I woke up unusually early. Right around 4am to be exact. My German Shepherd was happy to get up and go outside, of course. Yet, something is different. There has been an oncoming change for some time in my life and I am trying to make sense of it all. Something tells … Continue reading Sunday Thoughts: October 1, 2023
As most of us do, we let things go further than they should. What that may be can differ from person to person and situation. Unsure if this is in our nature as human beings, that is, to delay the inevitable, we do it. We turn a blind eye to things we know are not right. Whether that be personal, social, environmental, or world issues, we do it. Why? This seems to be the million-dollar question and can differ from person to person. With me, I feel sometimes my altruistic and optimistic soul gets in the way of reality with personal issues. For others, it can be a plethora of things. If you know consuming high amounts of sugary substances will kill you, but you still do, the question is why. Knowing we are destroying the planet with our lifestyles, yet we live for today only and no thought to tomorrow, what is that about? When you always have dreamed of something, whether it be a goal or initiative, yet you have never set forth to do it, why? If you are in a relationship where you know it is one-sided and you still insist on staying and trying to make things work, where are the brakes for this? We can chalk a lot of this up to comfort, stability, fear, arrogance, and more. The bottom line is, when is it enough to see the writing on the wall? The writing that says you are better than this and you know better. When is it enough? I have come to the conclusion that I am this crossroad currently. Making a decision for my future, my health, and well-being. Join me in doing the same. Even if it is starting a simple routine or putting together a plan. dK
For some, faith can be simple. For others, complicated. Thing is, what is faith? Faith is either complete trust in someone or something, to a belief in the doctrines of a religion, or even spirituality. Whether it be faith in a God or faith in yourself, there are moments in one's life that it is broken.
You wake up to the same predicament every morning. Whether it be bills you are unable to handle and have no clue on how to resolve. Possibly it is watching the news and the ever-flowing feed of doom and gloom. Maybe it is the kids driving you nuts and keeping your nerves frazzled. What if … Continue reading When Life is Too Much