I Sit In Silence

“There is something noble in the spirits of those who battle death, who cling to life.  We are all moved by their struggle…” I have been working out to this song that has great hidden truths in its lyrics. I ponder of something great My lungs will fill and then deflate. They fill with fire, … Continue Reading

Push Your Limits! Persevere! Be Strong!

I gain incredible strength, not only physically but also mentally, when I workout.  When my adrenalin is peaking, when my endorphins are singing, and when my body is sweating…there is no better “high”. Exercise has always been a priority in my life.  It clears my mind of obsessive thoughts…the self-sabotage and self-loathing are miraculously removed. … Continue Reading

FIGHT ON!

  “If you had one shot,  one opportunity… to seize everything you ever wanted.  One moment…Would you capture it?  Or just let it slip?” -Eminem/Lose Yourself   In life, we are presented with: Opportunities to excel, Opportunities to struggle, Opportunities to be significant, Opportunities to be humbled,  Opportunities to cry hard, to be foolish, and … Continue Reading

Fear – Uncertainty – Self-Doubt…I Will Not Fight It, I Will Embrace And Conquer It!

 “Mortal fear is as crucial a thing to our lives as love.  It cuts to the core of our being and shows us what we are.  Will you step back and cover your eyes? Or will you have the strength to walk to the precipice and look out?  Do you want to know what is … Continue Reading

Dear Beautiful You…

Such A Beautiful Quote To Live By   Life Can Be Tough.  Life Can Be A Struggle.  All I Hope Is To Live Each Day As Beautifully As I Can.  www.bravegirlsclub.com Below is one of my favorite quotes from The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams.  A children’s novel that chronicles the story of a stuffed … Continue Reading

Give The Gift Of Kindness And Compassion

If I set my expectations too high, I always get crushed!   Pukiq | deviantART  Who are the friends in your life that show up for you when you truly need them…those people in your life with huge hearts and authenticity?  The weight of life can sometimes be too much…it becomes very heavy on my … Continue Reading

SHAME: The Silent Epidemic

I had the great privilege of analyzing and discussing Brene Brown’s book “I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t)” with fifteen other courageous and beautiful women.  We met once a week for eight weeks.  It was a humbling, insightful, at times frightening, eye-opening experience for me.  After expressing such personal, raw, and emotional … Continue Reading

My Divine Admiration For Alexander McQueen. Our Collective Skull Fetish. A Personal Suicide That is Heart-Breaking…

“Beauty can come from the strangest places.” -Alexander McQueen Born in 1969, Lee Alexander McQueen grew up in East London.  He was a quiet, reflective person with an amazing imagination.  He was considered the greatest British fashion designer of his generation, and one of the most provocative.  Both a rebel and a pioneer, McQueen is … Continue Reading

Life Is A Beautiful Struggle

Since a very young age, I have always looked for the beautiful things in life.  I never judge, and I always seek the good in everyone!  What is BEAUTIFUL to me… A Sunset, A Walk on the Beach, A Rainbow, The Smell of Rain Big Warm Hugs, Laughing Out Loud, A Wink, Catching Someone’s Eye … Continue Reading

Quiet Girl In A Loud World…An Adolescent Girl Struggling With Her Identity

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” Mahatma Gandhi I have currently found myself immersed in the New York Times bestseller “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain.  My sister- an avid reader and editor of the “Steamboat Pilot” (she has previously held other prestigious … Continue Reading