Hope :: When it Rains…

I feel like most of this summer has been rain, lots of thunderstorms, and just a few “sunshiny” days. As I write this, it’s pouring rain outside and has done so all day long. There’s an old adage that says, “When it rains it pours…” It’s in reference to the storms of life, and IContinue reading “Hope :: When it Rains…”

Hope :: There’s Always Something

I struggle with depression. Sometimes it gets really bad. To the point where someone asks what’s good in my life and I can’t think of a single thing. The past few weeks have been extremely rough. Each day was progressively worse. I love the team I work with, but every single night I was dreadingContinue reading “Hope :: There’s Always Something”

Hope :: Never give up…

… on those you love. Happy Valentine’s Day! No, I didn’t purposefully plan this post for today, but it actually is pretty fitting. Though I’m not just talking about a significant other with this post. Sometimes the people we love do things that hurt them and us. Sometimes we get to the point where weContinue reading “Hope :: Never give up…”

Hope :: Looking Forward

Sometimes it’s difficult to see past the struggles we’re facing ‘right now’. It can seem impossible and as if the future is bleak and hopeless. Life can become a shadowed wasteland and we might sometimes feel like it would be better to just end it all. Don’t. Those moments are simply that: moments. They pass.Continue reading “Hope :: Looking Forward”

Hope :: What’s Controlling Your Life?

It’s somewhat easy to recognize when certain things are controlling our lives. Things like drugs and alcohol can be obvious, though even with that we miss that they can be controlling our lives. Other things, such as perfectionism and anxiety, are more difficult to catch but no less life-controlling. We’re familiar with stress and anxiety.Continue reading “Hope :: What’s Controlling Your Life?”

Hope :: Dealing With Difficult People/Situations

We’ve talked before about the people who just rub us the wrong way on a whole. What about those who are family and/or friends who can be extremely difficult sometimes? They’re people we care deeply for, but when they’re difficult we just wish they would go away. We don’t want to deal with it. MyContinue reading “Hope :: Dealing With Difficult People/Situations”

Education :: Take Time for Yourself

This school year has started off extremely rough. This school year is following an even worse school year last year. If you’re anything like me, you might be a perfectionist. During my years of teaching in the classroom, I learned pretty quickly that if I wanted to get everything done (and not just done, butContinue reading “Education :: Take Time for Yourself”