My Name is Marley, and I’m a Stress-aholic.

My Name is Marley, and I’m a Stress-aholic.

“My name is Marley.” “Hi, Marley,” a group of both eagerly empathetic and utterly unenthused individuals say. “I’m a people-pleasing stress-aholic, and I’m genuinely concerned that my hair may be thinning,” I say with the usual hint of sarcasm. The session leader nods...
A Peek into My Brain … The Feels of August 2017

A Peek into My Brain … The Feels of August 2017

Here’s a window into how my brain works. I just re-read one of my many, many journal entries/random writings, and it’s amazing how applicable my ‘feels’ are still today. I present to you: The Feels of August 18, 2017 So, it’s 12:20 in the...
The Real Enemy in Minnesota, Louisiana and Dallas

The Real Enemy in Minnesota, Louisiana and Dallas

Only a few weeks ago, we were all horrified by the atrocious murders that an Arabic American did at a gay night club; in the past week, we’ve watched heart-wrenching videos unveil more tragedies involving White Americans with racial prejudices and fearfully led...
A Bumper-Sticker Family with a Difficult Message

A Bumper-Sticker Family with a Difficult Message

While driving through Salt Lake City on my way to Twin Falls, Idaho, I caught sight of one of those family bumper-stickers that made me smile at first until I realized the painful message hidden within its white outlines. I’m sure many of you have seen those...
The Treasures You’ll Find at Carlsbad Caverns

The Treasures You’ll Find at Carlsbad Caverns

Sitting at the mouth of the largest cave in North America, I watched thousands of bats swirl in a vortex and then shoot out into the night sky as I listened to coyotes howl in the moonlight. Whether down in the depths of the cave, sitting on the edge of the darkness...
Riveting Women Inspire International Women’s Day

Riveting Women Inspire International Women’s Day

Today, March 8, 2016, marks the 105th International Women’s Day for several countries and the 31st for the United Nations. Around the world, women, and men, celebrate the achievements and progress of women’s rights. When starting this blog, a part of the inspiration...