Category Archives: Lessons

Throwback Thursday #18

Last week, I admitted that I am on a weight loss journey, but I prefer to say that I am on a wellness journey. I am not only improving myself physically but mindfully and spiritually, as well. I have always … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday #17

After my mother died, I felt lost. It felt like a part of me died, too, and I suppose, in some ways, a part of me did die with her. I am not the same woman I was when she … Continue reading

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Onward and Upward

On December 13, 2022, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Maryland (Online Campus). I majored in Business Administration with a minor in English. I had other goals throughout the year that I did not stick to consistently, … Continue reading

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Behind the Writer

Have you ever wondered, “I wonder what inspires Kristian, what she does to relax, or what her favorite flowers are?” I am sure you guys wonder about these kinds of questions all the time! Haha! I am only kidding. However, … Continue reading

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The Girl With the Kind Blue Eyes

One day I gazed deep into the mirrorReflection caught me by surpriseFor found within the love I heldFor the girl with the kind blue eyes The light went off and cried I didWhen I recognized my demiseIf I continued spewing … Continue reading

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When the Clock Chimes Dusk

When I was a child I would pretend the world was magic. I would pick up a paintbrush and paint light across the sky when the clock chimed dusk. Fluffy clouds magically became unicorns galloping toward the sun. As the … Continue reading

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This is the Way

I have an extremely dear friend who has uttered the following phrase to me more than once: “I am going to make a Taoist out of you, yet.” This got me thinking, “What exactly is the Tao?” I was aware … Continue reading

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Live and Let Live

Is it just me, or do people on social media seem more comfortable spewing their unsolicited opinions all over the place? And when the hell did everything get so political? I could post a picture of Snoopy, and some asshat … Continue reading

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Lessons My Mother Taught Me

My mother taught me to have compassion for the living. To always have vases on hand in case a friend is feeling low and in need of lilacs cut from the lilac bush ladybugs still stuck to the twigs. To … Continue reading

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Father of Mine

In honor of Father’s Day, I thought I would honor my father by writing about my love for him. I have shared many poems I have written for the man but have not told many stories about the man who … Continue reading

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