In February of this year I visited North Texas Human Society to set up an adoption event for one of my communities. A bunch of small, yapping dogs made it hard to hear and the strong smell of urine made it hard to focus. Patiently waiting for the representative, I found myself browsing around the … Continue reading How my Rescue Dog Rescued Me
https://youtu.be/5hGiUiMTHrI (Written version below) It took some time for me to realize not all “bad” relationships come with bright red flags. Just because your significant other doesn’t cheat, or physically or verbally abuse you, doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t wrong for you. I was recently involved with someone who played the part, if you … Continue reading Right things, wrong person.
As a child I would excel in school. I was the fastest at mad minutes (yeah, I’m that old) and started writing mini-books at the age of 6. A year later I was asked to join the gifted program; my mother was proud. 7 years ago I had a beautiful baby boy. He is shy, … Continue reading The child who didn’t make “A” honor roll.
I cut ties quickly with someone I feel is not living up to what I deserve. My mother, sisters and friends had the same response every time: "You're so picky, Salina. You should've given him another chance. You're going to be single forever." I know what I like, what I don't and the qualities I … Continue reading When your heart is torn; should you stay or go?
Driving back from Austin, I realized a lot of people lose sight of the true purpose of a journey. I sat at a stand still in traffic (the ATX usual) and decided to roll down my windows to enjoy the beauty of the distant hill country, being forced to pause my journey back to DFW. I … Continue reading Journey within the journey- the I-35 split.
For my twenty something-th birthday, I had the privilege of exploring the beautiful Yosemite, California with a great hiking partner. I'm obsessed with everything outdoors and am a big believer in caring for mental health before all else. I believe with my whole mind, heart and soul that nature has an amazing, refreshing impact on … Continue reading Back, back, to Cali, Cali–Yosemite
Communication is Critical I used to think I had a solid grasp on the meaning of 'good' and 'bad' communication, but I've recently reached a new depth in the ocean of communication that blew my mind. When I thought of healthy communication between two individuals, I'd think "share your thoughts, express your emotions, honesty is … Continue reading The Toxic Effects of Assuming in Relationships