If you are a follower of my not widely followed publication of "The World According to Carissa" you are acutely aware of my aversion to speeding through life, skipping over tradition, and missing out on the here and now. This won't be a super popular sentiment but I am also not in favor of kicking … Continue reading Ashes from the 2020 Dumpster Fire
I had a delightful conversation today with a new friend about how creativity and innovation must have an environment of love and trust to grow and be the change it needs to be in the marketplace. I got to thinking about where in life is this statement not true? If a child doesn't have love … Continue reading State of Love and Trust
I can talk myself out of friendship. I can fall heavy on the introvert side. I can tell myself I don't have time, or it will require too much, or it won't be what I need it to be. I hate to admit how many times I have allowed social anxiety to cancel plans. Earlier … Continue reading I can talk myself out of friendship
The ideal return Home still includes someone's eyes lighting up when you walk through the door or better yet meeting you at your car door with an back breaking embrace already starting so you can't begin to get out of the car but not staring through you with resigned disappointment not seeing you as you come … Continue reading Still include in the better yet ideal return home
I'm a brain nerd. I love reading about brain development especially in early childhood but now in early teens, too. I love hearing about how the brain "re-learns" after trauma. Of course, I'm a self-confessed stalker so it's fascinates me to no end when I can see something different is being thought in the head … Continue reading Why This Morning I Want To Wake The Dead
“Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we're related for better or for worse... and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.” -Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters Fam-damily. We're going through another tough time in our family. A close … Continue reading Fish and Family
If I could be any Avenger it would be Ironman. I'm pretty tough. Sure, I cry a drop of a hat but that doesn't deter from the fact that I am strong and confident. Because I love and believe so much in the mission of The Sparrow's Nest I've tried to look into the future … Continue reading I’m not Ironman and I don’t get a by: 3 Things I’ve learned through Value Statement Development
Sometimes I'm scared by the level of depravity and wickedness to which I can envision myself sinking. And that's even with a certain level of self-preservation. Who knows what we are all capable of. The reality is the small good I want to create in my community, my family, and in me could be demolished … Continue reading My opinion of Jason Russell: All of us are just a bit jacked up.
I woke up this morning re-newed to rid the world of all earthly atrocities. I was fired up to save the world of very real, heartbreaking problems. I was fired up to say the least. I open up my inbox ready to slay the day and the first email I see is from a disgruntled … Continue reading Can’t We All Just Get Along?