United by Differences

We don’t all have to agree to achieve unity. Balance is the way of most spiritual guides and a basic scientific principle (equilibrium). This means we must have two or more opposing things that ‘reach a common understanding.’

Without sides, without different perspectives, we cannot see the entire picture (of our situations) to make the best decision. Everyone brings their knowledge, opinions, and points to the table. This can benefit everyone if we are willing to be equal in our contribution and what we sacrifice. That’s just being fair. We all want to be treated fairly don’t we?

I think that’s called teamwork.

Lets be a team again! Work together for a better tomorrow, help our neighbors, and maybe we’ll find ourselves in a better place.

Take care, be kind,



A Gift From My Mother

After spending nearly eight years in college, it was really hard for me to want to pick up a book. I always viewed it as a project. This tiny gift changed everything.  Continue reading

Achieving Acceptance of Equilibrium

The search for progress is hard-wired into us humans. But to be truly at peace, we must see what we have now, and sometimes that takes practice. It sounds like a lesson in being grateful, but it isn’t. It’s a lesson in being realistic about your expectations. They lead us so often down a dark path, overly optimistic about the light we’ll find in the shadows.

Life is movement, transition, unrest. Understanding the balance of good and bad, light and dark, rich and poor, life and death is one thing. Accepting it, truly permitting the presence of the negatives with the positives is hard for all of us. But without polarity there can be no movement, no progress, no change.

A note: an electrical charge, that thing that powers everything, that is caused by a negatively charged particle.

So if negatives can be good, can positives be bad?

(at least in terms of protons and galactic cosmic rays, the answer is yes.)

But if a positive leads to a bad result, do we categorize it as a negative? And does a negative that has challenged us and made us stronger equate to a positive?

-on a quest for enlightenment-






Creative Mistakes and Discovery

moons.jpgI was working in Photoshop on a new cover design and made a mistake, easily fixed with ctrl+z. I’ve been distracted, worried about my first book. And when I refocused, I realized my mistake had just taught me a quick way to make simple planets! I love moments like that, where “oh no!” turns into, “hey that’s cool.” And then I just have to remember my steps. Ha.

Not every mistake means the end of the world, unless you’re a character in a scifi novel.

Science Fiction is all about dreaming up a realistic future. And it’s only fiction because it’s not real, yet. It makes me feel like there’s more out there, waiting for the right time to change the world. We all search for our own escape. Mine is the amazing world of Science Fiction.

Much ♥


The Spark

start-a-new-fireThere is nothing more liberating than taking your own path and knowing no one can tear you down or derail your plans unless you let them.

Because you’re the boss.

If you don’t allow them investment in your life, their words have no clout, and their scoffing remarks become a mere whisper of wind in your ears.

Take charge of your life.

Humans are creators. If you have a dream, go after it. Everyone has to start somewhere.

  1. Plan
  2. Prepare
  3. Practice
  4. Perform

And you will reach Perfection.

hearttiny    Elysia



Our Purpose

Like many, I have struggled with discovering my purpose in life, what I can give this world, and what I will find in it for myself.

I discovered a simple, generic answer:

Humans have a unique gift, and every single person is capable. Continue reading

Exercise Basics

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Anyone can exercise. If you’re like I was prior to my degree, you want to go to a gym, but you don’t want to go in looking or feeling out of place. So here’s a few tips to help you gain an understanding of what it takes. Continue reading