Why I Love Change (But Used To Hate It)

Why I Love Change (But Used To Hate It)

Most of my life, I hated change. Maybe it was because we moved every year or two when I was growing up. New house, new city, new school, new friends. It’s tough to feel comfortable with no consistency. Whatever the reason for it, I liked things to stay the way they...
How I Changed My Life for the Better

How I Changed My Life for the Better

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Lao Tzu A few years ago, I decided to change my life for the better. I thought I would write about the changes I decided to make in case others could benefit from it. There were numerous...
How I Hit the Reset Button on Life

How I Hit the Reset Button on Life

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin I remember the first time I saw the Houston skyline.  I was on Spirit flight 49, seated next to an enthusiastic Mexican-American...
The Day My Identity Changed

The Day My Identity Changed

“You have bipolar disorder.” The words spoken by the psychiatrist hung in the air and echoed around my head. I was 22, severely depressed and agitated, and had just been assessed by my psychiatrist for the first time. I had vaguely prepared myself for this diagnosis....