Change: A Video Blog

Change: A Video Blog

Change: A Video Blog and the beginning of a new season of WhatTheJules: The Vlog

In my world, change has never really been a good thing. This anonymous quote seemed to sum change up pretty well for me: “Fear, uncertainty, and discomfort are your compasses toward growth.”
I see only one issue here. either we have three compasses here, or one compass with three directions. That leaves me with one…

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The One About Ch Ch Ch Cha Changes

The One About Ch Ch Ch Cha Changes

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”

― Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

I…

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Another Chapter

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
– Rumi

When I woke up that morning I had no idea that I would be starting another chapter of my life. I don’t even think that ‘chapter’ is the correct term. This is an entirely new episode. All I knew was that my daughter was coming for a visit. This was exciting for me, to be honest. Living up in Playa…

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So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.”

– T. S. Eliot

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Admission is Free (ing)

Admission is Free (ing)

Today was the day that I learned that admission of guilt made me free. And what I felt guilt about was nothing to feel guilty about at all. Yes, to this guiltfunhouse, admission was free. And, while all the time that I felt that being an advocate, acting like this was all about pride in spite of pain was all you were going to get out of me, it was important that I finally said it. I had to say it to…

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Do you love your world yet?

Do you love your world yet?

Why is there so much mental health stigma in the US? Look at these numbers! If these numbers are accurate, we all love someone living with a mental illness. Are you ashamed of someone you love? Hands up if you DON’T know someone with a mental illness. (Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, PTSD, BPD, ADHD, Schizophrenia…)

Why is there so much mental health stigma in the US? Look at these numbers! If these numbers are accurate, we all love someone living with a mental illness. Are you ashamed of someone you love? Hands up if you DON’T know someone with a mental illness. (Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, PTSD, BPD, ADHD, Schizophrenia…)

Learning how we feel about things may take a long time, it’s called living your life.

Learning how we feel about things may take a long time, it’s called living your life.

Regret Nothing

Regret Nothing

No matter what happens to you, your experience is an invitation to create something of value, something meaningful.