The Difference Between Being Realistic, Optimistic, and Pessimistic

There seems to be confusion over being realistic, optimistic, or pessimistic. To explain the differences better, here is an example from my own personal experience. When I first considered having surgery to help with my epilepsy the doctor gave me all the data, statistics, and science behind it. What it …

In Darkness Is Still Something Beautiful

I found this article via Facebook this morning and feel like it is one that everyone can relate to. Thanks Lindsay Carricarte for the inspiring article! {Warning, adult language} “Life is easy when we are calm, connected, clear and centered. We accept. We love. We go with the flow. Then something …

An Introvert in a Chatty World

“I’m so shy now I wear sunglasses everywhere I go.” -Al Pacino I am an introvert. By definition of Psychology Today, “Introverts are drained by social encounters and energized by solitary, often creative pursuits. Their disposition is frequently misconstrued as shyness, social phobia or even avoidant personality disorder, but many …