“If you think hiring a professional is expensive, wait until you hire an amateur.” – Red Adair There’s a thin line between the cliches “Know your worth,” and “Beggars can’t be choosers,” especially when it comes to salary. Negotiating your salary can feel awkward and uncomfortable, but if you go into that conversation with a fortified […]

“Our generation has had no great war, no great depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.” – Chuck Palahniuk Depression is often mistakenly described and understood as sadness triggered by a particular event or series of events in one’s life – usually traumatic.  Like many mental health disorders, chronic depression is commonly oversimplified […]

“Non sibi, sed patriae. (Not for self, for country).” No! Run far, far away! Whatever you do! Okay, I’m totally kidding – sort of. You’d probably get a similar answer if you asked a good number of service members. Not because the military is actually terrible but because there’s almost an unspoken competition going on […]

“The best way to find out if you can trust someone is to trust them.” – Ernest Hemingway.   Knowing when to trust someone or give them the benefit of the doubt is tricky business. As a general rule, I err on the side of trusting upfront until I’m given a reason not to trust […]

“All the world’s a stage. And all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances. And one man in his time plays many parts. His acts being seven ages.” – William Shakespeare How’s the saying go? Art imitates life or life imitates art? Either way, we can all agree that there is much to […]

“Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb. If you follow me on Instagram, or if you read my previous post “3 #CheatCodez to Consistent Blogging,” then you probably already know that I’m a pretty busy worker bee. Since I graduated undergrad in 2011, I’ve worked at least two […]


“Progress, not perfection.” With more than 165 million blogs floating around the interwebs (No, that wasn’t a typo – I totally meant interwebs) and a new one created every half a second, you’d think it’d be pretty difficult to stand apart. Most blogs gain less than 1,000 views total for the duration of their existence and the […]

“Some people are empowered by competition. I’m empowered by knowing there is none.” Let me elaborate. Some people will read the intro to this post and think, “Wow, she thinks very highly of herself,” and others will understand precisely what I mean. First, why shouldn’t I think highly of myself? Actually – why shouldn’t you? […]

“Respect yourself and others will respect you.” – Confucius. I’ve always said that I do not believe in the concept of loyalty. As time passed I updated that philosophy to be that I don’t believe in the concept of blind loyalty … but more recently I’ve come to the realization that when people say they […]

Sometimes the smallest details can make the largest impact. I am in no way a nutritionist or a certified personal trainer but in life, we pull from our experience to find the most effective ways to achieve our goals. Some would refer to those methods as life hacks but my friends and I call ’em #CheatCodez. […]

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