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Turning Trauma Into Hope

I saw this image and felt it so represents who I am and how I hope to be.

I have read so many blogs and blog posts that share the openness and honesty of others in their darkest hours and moments. 226 more words


"Thoughts Through Art" Series

This goes hand in hand with my last post – I have thought this so many times throughout my life. I have always felt misunderstood. Some people look at me and see the smile I use to hide my pain and they criticize away at me and my life and my choices. 145 more words



Shutter by Courtney Alameda, Feiwel & Friends (February 3, 2015) . ISBN: 9781250044679. Reviewed by John R. Clark, MLIS.

Micheline Helsing, descendant of the famed Van Helsing lineage, isn’t your normal teen, nor does she come from a family most would call that either. 218 more words


How To Be Happy - Step 3 of 12

“Don’t take yourself too seriously. Don’t think that somehow you should be protected from misfortune that befalls other people.”  (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Hmm, although I completely agree with this, I think it misses the mark a little. 227 more words


How To Be Happy - Step 2 of 12

“Make the best of your circumstances. No one has everything, and everyone has something of sorrow intermingled with gladness of life. The trick is to make the laughter outweigh the tears.” 342 more words


Marked By A Moment

For many of us, there are moments that mark your life, moments that make you realize that nothing will ever be the same again. There comes a time when you realize our life has been divided into two parts: before… 401 more words


Finding Meaning Through Novels - Part III

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I am finally getting back to sharing some of my favorite and most meaningful passages from novels I have read:

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