5 Steps to Fighting Fair

5 Steps To Fighting Fair

Hitting below the belt, back stabbing, belittlement, the stink eye, throat punching, character assassination, and the good old fashioned slap in the face. I think we can all agree that none of these go-to standards are what we would call, “fighting fair”.   There is nothing more damaging to a relationship than hurtful words said during…

A post about being happy

What About Happy?

It’s easy to talk about pain. There’s a great deal of entertainment in it. Poems blossom from deep struggle and confusion, and no great story is without obstacles. Yes, pain is an artist’s best friend. But what happens when we’re happy?  What do we write about then?  I find myself in a particularly upbeat state at the…

Go Ahead: Love Yourself

Go Ahead: Love Yourself

It’s seems like a simple thing. “Just love yourself already!” she said.  But is it really that simple?  I mean, can we just look inside, discover who we are, and jump right into acceptance? For those of you who’ve tried, you know it’s much more complicated than that. You know that it’s much easier to self loathe…