By Ellen Jayne | We can't control countless components of life, but we'd be childish to let the chunks we can change cascade through the cracks. So, where do we start? At the beginning.
Fresh Face, 2020. Original Photo by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved. It's Monday again. It's ice cold here in my corner of the world. It's the perfect day to stay in bed, sip a mug of steamy goodness, and let laziness lead the way. But there are many things to do. As I look in... Continue Reading →
Hi all, We resent people at times because they did something wrong to us. Maybe they lied to us. Maybe they did not help us when we needed it. Then, we resented them and stopped talking. Or at least, we stopped being as close. I think everyone experiences something along these lines at some... Continue Reading →
By Troy Headrick This is the story of my complicated relationship with money and how such a relationship came to be. In the telling of this story, I’ll need to explore the nature of fear and how our parents’ fears end up shaping our own inner psychological landscapes. Before becoming an adult and leaving home,... Continue Reading →
Hi all, I hope everyone is doing well! Today, I want to talk about one way I use without knowing that makes me value and hang onto my habits more: leaving my habits for a while. I have been getting back to some of my old habits recently and I like this. I also have... Continue Reading →
By Ellen Jayne | Welcome to your life: Whether it's a good day or bad day, it doesn't really matter. They've all started to fade together and you've realized the years have slipped through your fingertips.
By Troy Headrick Those who regularly read my posts have likely noticed that I’ve been silent for several weeks. In fact, it’s been close to a month since I published my last blog. Well, I’m back now and feeling strong and ready to go. I truly believe that my time away from writing gave me... Continue Reading →
If you don't live somewhere alone, isolated from others, then you see people and you notice them and their behavior. The question is: how often do you judge them based on their behavior and how often do you seek and try to understand the reason behind that behavior? One of my biggest beliefs is that... Continue Reading →
Hello, Dear Reader. It's nice to see you again. I'm still here. I'm still SnapDragon, but now I'm a mom! (gasp!) Our little boy came ten weeks early, and while it's been an insanely stressful adventure, I'm happy to report he's doing well. He's our little champ, getting stronger every day. And so, in this... Continue Reading →
Even though I haven’t written anything about movies as I did last year, I remained a huge movies fan. Last night I watched The Two Popes, a recent movie directed by Fernando Meirelles, where I heard the quote “Small pleasures are important”. This made me think about how important they really are and why we... Continue Reading →
By Ellen Jayne | The sunset shimmered its last pinkish-orange breath of the hazy evening as my mom announced, “This is the place,” as we descended into the valley of twinkling lights. Snow was still glimmering on the mountainside as the day began to wind down. I was as excited as I was anxious about what lied ahead.
If you think about the time you spend daily, how much of it is for short-term goals and how much of it is for long-term goals and why?
By Ellen Jayne | The open mind is not as much "attainable" as it is unconsciously undesired. The key is - accepting an idea or opinion doesn't mean you agree with it.
A few days ago, Bogdan brought up destiny in one of his posts, which got me thinking more about this notion. It often seems, or at least is presented as, mysterious. But on reflection, the basic concept itself was fairly straightforward. One's destin-y is one's eventual destin-ation. It's where you'll arrive, the place you'll end... Continue Reading →
How different is your life now compared to the beginning of the year? PS: If my writings mean something to you and if you feel you can learn anything from me, check out my book (Fighting the Inside Dragons) on Amazon in both Kindle and Paperback format!
The human behavior is so unpredictable that understanding seems impossible from time to time. If you have a quick look world-wide, you'll soon realize there are so many situations that seem SF, you'll feel the need to double-check if you're watching a movie or not. So today I'll mention my two fears that rule them... Continue Reading →