Favorites at SoM – Time-Tested, Mother Approved!

A combination of mine and readers’ personal favorites!

This is my escape, what's yours?!

Every sense is activated – the feeling of the wind in my face, the beautiful scenery portraying an array of vibrant colors, the sound of the rumbling engine underneath me, the whiff of fresh pine needles during a Spring morning, and the taste of my wintergreen gum. I am being pulled to this present moment as if I had no choice, with no worries about yesterday and no apprehensions about tomorrow. I’m experiencing everything, yet, being distracted by nothing.


A Caffeine Love Story

Relationships are tough at times, but the first stage in a new relationship typically is typically exciting, thrilling, and blissful. This relationship was no different. Caffeine and I met in High School and were quickly joined at the hip. She had her own little special way of lifting my mood, putting a smile on my face, and boy did she get my heart pumping! The smell of her aroma, the taste of her body, the way she made me feel… there was nothing better than waking up to her in the morning!


You are a Human VIRUS!

Just as a virus affects your body, YOU are also a virus, a human virus.  The person you are: your behaviors, habits, and character slowly infect and spread to those around you like a virus in a warm bloodstream.  Who you are, in essence, can go viral.  Would you want to catch it?


Thoughts and Emotions - The Battle Ensues

Can they ever get along? Do you have difficulties putting words to how you feel? Do you tend to say things you didn’t really mean because you couldn’t find the right words? When trying to convey your emotions, does the language that escapes your mouth just come out as ‘word vomit’ which inevitably gets you into trouble? Is communicating your emotions difficult for you? Well, here’s the dilemma…


We develop beliefs for every area of our life, yet, the most important beliefs that contribute towards our success are the ones that determine the feelings towards oneself. How you view yourself, has a direct relationship with the success you will have in the world – If you don’t believe you possess value, than there is nothing for you to share.

Successful people have successful beliefs and…



Can a person really be unmotivatable?

From my perspective, this would be a person who is empty of any passions, dreams, or aspirations in their life or towards their future. They are lost in a state of stagnation that they choose to stay in and no one else can help them escape until they make the conscious decision to do so.


We can read about personal development all day until we are blue in the face, but it is completely futile unless we take the time processing what we have learned and put it into action! Everything we read, every piece of advice given, and everything we learn needs to pass through our own B.S. Filter and discover what is true and right for you.


Don’t waste your life living someone else’s life. Don’t waste it doing what you think everyone expects you to be doing. Live your own adventure, create your own dreams, make your own goals, and live your life to the fullest. Have courage to follow your passions, stand up for yourself, learn what you want to learn, and be simply amazing by being… you.


Friends are the glue that keeps us in one piece, the crutches when we can’t stand on our own, the brains when we feel like being stupid, and the cleaners when we are a big sloppy mess. Enough analogies… read on!


Would you be surprised if told you that there are 5.3 million children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder in the United States alone (in 2010)? Maintaining focus and concentrating on the task at hand is a serious problem we are having, and most of us tend to have wild eyes that are more active than a parakeet with a bratty kid sticking fingers in its cage.