The Truth You've Always Wanted: When Baby-Making Isn't Easy

I have been contimplating writing this post for awhile.  Back and forth on sharing my truth, heartache, and struggles.  After quite a bit of thought, I think that this may hit home with many readers....more

The Truth You've Always Wanted: Healthcare from a Nurse's Perspective

I work in an acute care setting at a local hospital.  Although my work on a day-to-day basis deals with reactive healthcare, or healthcare that is trying to "fix" the diseases or illnesses that are already occurring, I wanted to take the opportunity to emphasize the importance of proactive healthcare.  What if we emphasized proactive healthcare in today's society, put billboards up notifying people about opportunities to avoid life threatening situations regarding their health, or even taught children at a young age the "dos" and "don'ts" of staying healthy?...more

The Truth You've Always Wanted: How do you Compare?

From the time we get up in the morning until the time we lay down at night, we all do it.  That is, we all compare our lives to those around us.Does my yard look better than the neighbors?  Is my car newer?  Do I answer my calls on the iPhone 4...wait, do I have an iPad too?  Are my kids going to school in name brand clothes?  Are they the smartest in class?  Am I better looking than the mom next door?...more

The Truth You've Always Wanted: Where to Invest

I don't consider myself anti-government; I consider myself pro-people.  That's why instead of using this article as a means to promote specific places to invest your money, I'm going to tell you to invest in YOURSELF.With the economy looking dreary, this is the best time to realize that YOU are your most important investment.  This is easy advice to give; however, it can be difficult to incorporate because it requires:1. Self-actualization-recognize your full potential...more

The Truth You've Always Wanted: Happiness From the Outside In

Well, they were wrong...  We have all heard people say that beauty and happiness come from the inside.  And, while this is very inspirational and motivational, I'm going to say it again-they were wrong....more

The Truth You've Always Wanted: What's Your Itch?

For the past couple of years, there has been an itch in my life that gets scratched every few days for momentary relief.  However, I am at the point that I'm ready to remedy this itch for good--perminent relief....more