Mindset Of A Drama-Llama

Photo by Magnus Martinsen from Pexels Solitude brings a deafening silence that forces us to take a long hard look at who we are. Some people may like what they see, but most will not. As we gawk at ourselves, we tend to focus on the negatives.  “We don’t do this or that. We failed in these areas….

Coping Is Not Being 100%

If we are coping, then we are good, right? After all, to cope means to deal with a problem successfully. Yes, but no. I believe this is where we forget that we are human. If we are dealing with an issue, then we have not found a resolution. Imagine a person treading water in the…

How A Happy Person Resembles A Lottery Winner.

Seventy percent of lottery winners go broke within five years of winning.  “If I won a million dollars…” is an old dream tangled in misfortune. How can this be? After all, it’s a gateway to financial freedom. With a quick search of the internet, one will find that the number one reason that they go…

OCEAN-5 Traits- Conscientiousness

Conscientiousness, the most deliberate of all traits. This lovely trait envelopes control and self-discipline. A person who scores high in this trait know where they want to go in life, and have the long range plans to get there. These are not your spontaneous half hearts. No, this type of person is deliberate. If they…

OCEAN-5 Traits- Openness

This week we start by jumping into the acronym with openness. Just as the word states, a person who scores high in the openness trait is more likely to be adventurous, social, and open-minded. New ideas and expressions tickle their interest. Creativity shines in the work they produce. A person of openness does not merely…

OCEAN-5 Traits-Intro

This week we are starting a new segment geared towards our personality. Get ready as we begin to dissect our soul, or that tender part that makes us feel … feelings … and stuff.  Moving on!  Character, nature, disposition, temperament, makeup, persona, psyche, and identity all describe our personality. So, what is personality, and why is it important? Imagine, if you will,…

The Light Bulb

Darkness envelops the room.  Each step is  made with caution; remembering key item placement. Recollection of past encounters with the sofa, end table, and recliner intensifies the “Marco Polo” moment. A flip of the light switch would be capital. Instead, a little toe cringes with each step. A noise from the darkness brings inquiries filled…

The Battle Within A Soul

Darkness envelops as fear takes hold. Anxiety clouds the mind. A dry throat reveals the nervousness within. Hopelessness beckons the heart as despair soon follows. These to behemoths have quenched the life out of millions and seek millions more. Salvation seems so far away. However , a truth resides deep within. Darkness can only reach…

Creation Of Happiness

What started as a single brush stroke on a blank canvas turned into a whirl of colors. There were no images, just and onslaught of colors being added at a whim. Each stroke brought happiness closer and the heart lightened. This was evident in the choice for brighter colors. The brush whisked along with a…

The Jealous Leap

Imagine landing a dream job that required no work, but the pay was outstanding. At first one may show signs of excitement and thrill. “I can’t believe they pay me this much to set here and do nothing.” Maximum pay with little effort. Woo-hoo! Upon further inquiries we learn that most people end up quitting…