Category: Thought Pieces

See my favorite thought pieces from my person blog. For more of it, visit http://EyesStraightAhead.wordpress.com

How Looking Back Can Help You Move Forward

Looking back can help you move forward when you use healthy outlets for reflection and growth. In this post, I share three outlets that helped me make several changes over the past decade.

Poetry / Prose: What Do You Do?

Another poem from the archives. This one takes us back to my teens. I was in a girls’ home when I wrote this one back in the last 90s and my mindset is clearly one of someone who has given up. For some, there may need to be a trigger warning, as this is a bit dark. It’s asking questions that come into teen minds more than we like to admit.

The Tongue and the Pen: A Thought for World Mental Health Day

In honor of World Mental Health Day, I am sharing a thought that came to mind this morning and I am working to turn into a poem or thought piece.

Poetry: See Me

Originally a blog post I wrote in 2016, “See Me” became my first spoken word poem and one of my favorite pieces from “When I Stopped Remembering Tomorrow” my poetry and reflection book about not scripting life. It’s long and it’s a wild trip inside my life, but if you allow it to speak to you, my pain and healing can become your freedom too.

Poetry: The Thoughts Between the Pillows (After Colin Tan)

An “After” of Colin Tan’s “Reflection” poem.

Let’s Beat Procrastination Together This Month: Procrastination to Progress Challenge

Do you struggle with procrastination? If so, the next thirty days are going to change your life! Everyone procrastinates every now and again; it’s human nature to put things off so we can enjoy some quiet time or avoid a big project. This month, we’re going to kick the habit out of lives and welcome in progress! Let’s end this year strong by starting October with this challenge.

It’s Time for You to Shine Bright

It’s time for you to shine bright. No more fearing all that you are. Time to rise up so you can help others!

Poetry: The Dance

Every exchange we enter into, regardless of how simple or short, leaves an impression. This is a poem about the impact our encounters have on others and ourselves.

Music & Musings: Oceans

This week, I’m diving into the lyrics from the song “Oceans” and what it means to step out to where my “faith is without borders”.

When You Realize You Can Soar…

There will come a moment when you know you are tired of holding yourself back. Here’s some thoughts on what you can do when that time comes.