Writer, Photographer, Dreamer

Follow me and a dog named Dexter on a journey into this thing called life. Part 1 was all about growing up, making mistakes, and learning from those mistakes. Life part 2 is all about following my dreams, letting my creative energy flow, and learning from those earlier mistakes... it's a life long process.
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  • Traveling on a budget

    Traveling on a Budget

    You see the hundreds of travel blogs and websites every day when you’re online. You sit at your desk, daydreaming of being in one of those great photos you see on your social media feed, thinking, “That could never be me. I can’t afford it.” While you may not be traveling in the lap of…

  • Searching for love online

    Online dating, AKA a needle in a haystack

    We all know how difficult dating has become over the years. Gone are the days of blind dates and parental hookups. Nowadays, we rely on our computers to find love. The internet gives us hundreds of dating apps from eHarmony, Match, and Plenty of Fish, we are thrust into a pit that will overwhelm even the…

  • How to deal with a bully

    Survival of the Weak – Dealing with a bully

    As a child, I was bullied. Nothing too terribly bad, just some name-calling and teasing. Good-natured ribbing, as they used to say. When my father was in school, he was told, “It helps build character!” I never saw the character-building aspect of name-calling. Maybe it helped me develop a thick skin so that dealing with…

  • Negative Daydreaming – Ruining Your Day From The Inside Out

    Everyone has their own little unique neurosis that torments and otherwise frustrates them. I have many to keep me company. One particular nasty little thing is what I like to call negative daydreaming. You dream about a scenario, winning the big game, standing up to a bully, or winning the lottery. All good things, right?…

  • Self Doubt – A Silent Killer

    How many of you have ever dealt with self doubt in your life? If you’re raising your hand, I commend you on your bravery!! And smirking at you for raising your hand while sitting in front of your computer (I have to have some fun!!). While I try to keep things light-hearted and fun, self…

  • Nuts: A great source of healthy fats

    If being healthy is important to you, you’re already aware of nuts’ amazing benefits. The healthy fats in these powerful little snacks are something you want. Like the avocado, nuts are a great source of healthy fats that you want to add to your diet. These small crunchy little treats can blow up your calorie intake if you…

  • The Lifelong Benefits of Daily Stretching

    As limber as a baby! I’m sure we would all like to be as limber as possible, but stretching is the one thing most people do not do. I’ve been their plenty of times. You get to the gym, workout for an hour or so, and then skip the stretching with promises to do it at home,…

  • The many benefits of Tai Chi

    Life is temporary, yet we are living longer than our ancestors. In 1950, the average lifespan for men and women was 65 for men and 71 for women. Today we are living well into our 80’s and even 90’s. Science and technology have helped increase our life expectancy, but what about the Quality Of Life? Sure,…

  • Healthy Eating for a Healthy Body

    Let’s face it, eating healthy can be difficult at times. Stress and anxiety can drive you to eat. Ruining all of those days of healthy eating. I live a pretty healthy lifestyle, but I never want to deny my sweet-tooth. With a little planning, you can still enjoy those sweet treats you love so much. Here are…

  • 5 Natural Supplements to add to your daily routine

    Let food by thy medicine, and medicine by thy food. – Hippocrates Our diets are inferior when it comes to eating for our health. Fast food, processed foods, and insane portion size all contribute to our poor health. With a busy schedule, it’s difficult to eat healthy with all of the junk out there. With…