I watch a lot of crap reality TV (Bachelor Ben, what were you thinking with Olivia??). I freely admit that and have little to no shame about it. Sometimes I just need to turn my brain off. Unfortunately, some moments will come up watching fame hungry, rich, often vapid people on TV, that remind me of… More The Reality TV Mirror
There’s a great series that came out last year from Aziz Ansari on Netflix called Masters of None. One of the episodes is titled “Ladies and Gentleman” and it covers the difference between the male and female experience in our world today (with some humor of course because it’s Aziz). Some people have said it didn’t… More Masters of None: Ladies and Gentleman
I have a small obsession with Ed Sheeran that comes in second place only to my obsession with Glen Hansard. That being said, one of Ed’s newest songs that’s a collaboration with a group called Rudimental is one of the best I’ve heard in a long time. In it he sings to I’m sure, whatever… More Lay It All On Me
I’m going to be frank here and a lot of people may disagree with what I’m going to say. I have a problem with the majority of the ways that our society defines success. This constant barrage of images and memes that tell you that you’re not living unless you’re pursuing your passion or “doing… More There’s No “I” in Success
I’m often greatly inspired by books but I also reap a lot of inspiration from television and movies. I don’t believe inspiration always has to come in these great sweeping waves. Sometimes I think simply to be moved by something can be inspirational. Brooklyn, the book and the movie were that for me. I started… More Daily Inspiration: Brooklyn, Book & Film
Photo Credit: http://www.telegraph.co.uk I’ve mentioned before that I’m not big on making new year’s resolutions. That being said, I do like to set up a goal or two…something to focus on…when a new year rolls around. For 2015 I put my focus on acceptance. Accepting the various challenges in my life. Accepting who I was.… More Parlez-vous francais?
As I’ve said many times before, I just love a good book. Especially during this time of year when it’s a little cooler and it gets darker earlier, there’s nothing better than curling up with a blanket, some tea, and a good read. My latest good read came in the form of Mindy Kaling’s “Why… More Daily Inspiration – Mindy Kaling “Why Not Me?”
The Academy Award nominations came out recently and there’s been a lot of talk about the lack of diversity in the nominees. Actually “lack” of diversity isn’t really even a strong enough term for it. It’s a complete absence of diversity and it’s a completely valid argument. Hollywood really needs to do better. When was… More And the Award Goes To…
There have been a lot of articles being published online lately, and even a TED Talk, dedicated to discussing this idea of being inspirational simply because a person is born with a disability. I’ve gone back and forth in my own mind about how I feel about the subject. On the one hand, I think that… More Inspirational? Or Just Human?
I spend a lot of time here talking about myself (obviously) but I definitely still want the center of this blog to be about the various forms of things that inspire me, not just sharing my own feelings and stories. One of the biggest ways I get inspired is actually by other people’s blogs. I… More Awesome Blog Alert