Described by most as a shy and reserved little girl, I kept to myself because I was overly conscious of what people thought about me. I was, in a sense, a perfectionist. My emotional sensitivities attracted hurt and offense in heavy doses. Growing up with the mindset that appearance is everything, my mom made sure that I dressed my butt off in school. Needless to say, jealousy ensued from that. My classmates would tease me for my plump lips and small frame. I didn’t allow it to break me, but while I may have seemed tough as nails on the outside from the ridicule, it damaged me emotionally. It caused me to believe that perfection is the way, and that anything less just didn’t cut it. ... Read More about Anxious for What?
Food nourishes the body and mind, but what feeds the soul? It’s the things we absorb by seeing and hearing. The music we listen to. The books we read. The movies and TV shows we watch. When we consume information or entertainment, it has to digest somewhere. How it affects our spirits depends on whether it’s wholesome or just junk. The older I get, the more I realize that my actions, character, and morals are a reflection of the external influences I expose myself to—including media. ... Read More about You Are What You Consume