You can psyche yourself into situations as much as you can psyche yourself out of them. So why not use that force for good rather than evil?
The Way Things Are is, quite frankly, a shitty story to live by. So why do so many of us resign ourselves to it?
You probably don’t want to hear this. But you should.
It’s all too easy to let your happiness fall to the whims of external factors . But ultimately, it all comes down to you.
You can’t compare your skills against someone else’s. All that matters is that you do what you were designed to do—and you do the everloving shit out of it.
Circumstances mean nothing. Limitations mean nothing. Obstacles mean nothing. It all comes down to you.
People who get through the day in the hardest of circumstances, who go on against the odds — THAT’s heroism, not cold showers and running triathlons.
That little patch of life you think is all that’s out there for you? It’s an illusion. Here’s how to break free.
The philosophical breakdown of the meaning of my new tat. (Thesis: you can be Zen and still fight your little heart out.)
It is done. Eight ½ years after purchasing him—approximately 2 ½ years after making my last financing payment—Mortimer, my dearly beloved 2004 Hyundai Elantra, is taking a trip to go live with a friend of mine. (Which is a great way for the deal to go down, as a) I know he’ll be in good […]
I am a firm believer in the notion that you are only as lucky as you make yourself. And the way you make that luck is through a shit-ton of work, dogged optimism, and opening yourself up to the opportunities of the universe, even when the universe seems to be kicking you thoroughly in the […]
Perhaps it has something to do with growing up in a family with rather strong (ahem)…Southern Gothic tendencies. Or maybe it has something to do with being a writer and the resulting need to see every story through to its natural conclusion. So, when news of another tragedy hits my inbox, my world slows to […]
Attention is easy. Anyone can get it. It’s time to raise our game and choose something much more meaningful — influence.
What it means to really live life, and love life, and leave the world better because of your being in it.
On learning to live in the now, letting go of expectations, and believing in yourself.
My name is Cordelia, and I am a hustleraholic. But not for long…
Need a reason to be an optimism? Here are several solid ways that optimists kick pessimists in the tail, every time.
“Office and Member Services Coordinator” is my official job title at the nonprofit where I work, but to me that’s just a fancy way of saying secretary. Oh excuse me, administrative professional. As a 2008 graduate with a BA in public relations from a pretty reputable school of journalism, I feel like I have definitely […]
Some Background Let me start by telling you that I am going into my second year of graduate school, and the first year was not stellar. I scraped by with barely-passing grades, I had incompletes in half of my classes, I alienated some of my colleagues with personal drama, and I had to take a […]
How to stay engaged, satisfied, and non-homicidal in a less-than-perfect job.