Dare to Be Different (Pt. 3): Unique by Necessity

Now I can’t pretend to be an X-Men expert, but I saw the most recent movie X-Men: Days of Future Past and loved it. Weirdly enough, I actually cried during that movie — more than I did with The Notebook. I cried because I was incredibly moved by its themes. In a strange way, I could relate to the…

Dare to be Different (Pt. 2): Burdens to Blessings

We humans are funny creatures. We know we should be seeing the glass as “half full” rather than “half empty,” but we still gravitate towards the latter. We focus on how far we still have to go rather than acknowledging how far we’ve come.  We count others’ blessings rather than seriously dwelling on our own….

Dare to Be Different (Pt. 1): Embrace Who You ARE

One of my biggest frustrations in life is being misunderstood — and surprisingly, it happens OFTEN. I’m not just talking about “misunderstanding” in the lighter sense (such as being unable to articulate myself clearly). I’m talking about being misunderstood in the deeper sense — with things related to the core of who I am and what…