Empowering Quotes from Empowering Women

Here we are at the 57th presidential election and oh my stars, a woman has been nominated. I can only image what Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony would be doing if they were around.

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Make Me a Tree

Bury me. But bury me in roots. I want a natural burial. I don’t want to be locked up in some non-biodegradable box filled with chemicals designed to keep my soulless being in tact long enough for people to stare at my lifeless body while they mourn. I’m not morbid. And I know that this may…

From Your Aunt: 15 Pieces of Advice

The list of things I want for you is ever-growing. There is so much I want to tell you, it’s hard to know where to begin. This world is vast, and the knowledge of life is infinite. I can not begin to tell you a fraction of its intricacies. But know these are some of…

She is More Than a Cousin

I was blessed with both a sister and two brothers. I got the best of both worlds. What I failed to realize is that I didn’t just have one sister, I had two. We don’t share a mom or a dad. But we share grandparents, and that’s enough for me. She is my best friend….

Saying No Saved My Sanity

“Be a ‘Yes-Man’” This has always been my motto. Always say yes when presented with an opportunity. Always say yes when given a challenge. No exceptions. Always. And, in true over-dedicated fashion, I have held true to my motto. And I’ve generally always been able to accomplish the things I set out to do. But saying…

Let’s Talk About It

For those of you reading this, I really don’t mean to offend you. I am also not advocating any kind of behavior. But these are the facts, and someone needs to say it. Disclaimer: This information does not all come from personal experiences. I have several friends, both men and women, who have contributed their…

What is Love?

*sings loudly* Baby don’t hurt me…NO MORE! Ok, all song references aside, what is this love thing people keep talking about? While I’m sure there are HUNDREDS of interpretations and definitions, this is simply how I choose to define it. Love is bickering, not fighting. Love is them remembering that you hate driving in the rain,…

Accepting Affection

For whatever reason, I’ve never been the most affectionate person. My approach to relationships has been a bit unorthodox in the past. My heart is surrounded by a barrier comparable to the great wall of China, and my guards are there fighting off the Huns(AKA the feels). I don’t like getting close to people, mainly…

Don’t be a Writer

I’ve always been a reader. Always. Exhibit A However, I haven’t always written. I was cursed with the handwriting of a second-grade boy who rushes through every assignment. Needless to say, writing was not my favorite past-time or subject. I much preferred to solve math problems or read. What can I say? I ’twas but…

Brothers: Things you Should Know

Oh, brothers. You little hellions have been giving me a hard time since 1995. I don’t tell you enough, but there are a few things you should know. Know that I am never truly mad at you You boys piss me off sometimes. You’re reckless, sassy, and occasionally just a bit too cocky. But, although…