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Spring Cleaning Your Life (Part 1): LETTING GO

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogsAhhh Spring has arrived--the season infamous for goal-setting and "fresh beginnings", sort of like the second chance after failing at New Year's Resolutions (jokes!). But now that the weather's warmer and the flowers are blooming, it makes sense that we want to be synonymous with nature: we crave for growth and ...

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A Love Letter from God

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogsTo those of us who are currently still waiting for the 'right person' to come along, I want to share this with you--a reminder that although things seem bleak, God has great plans in store. Never give up. It's worth the wait.  Note: The following "Love Letter from God" was not ...

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Finding Meaning in Suffering

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogsExactly a year ago from today was the first time I considered possibly having clinical depression. Since then, it's amazing how much of a difference God has made in my life in the span of a year. Every time I think of it, I am speechless.. completely in awe. I could ...

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"KEEP CALM & CARRY ON"

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs Last week was the most KILLER of all weeks for me. Period. Insanely busy, meetings and assignments one after another, and yes -- minor anxiety attacks once in a while. NOT FUN. (You probably think I'm exaggerating but I'm not.. 'LOL'). BUT, it's not all bad news. Out of ...

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Everyone Has a Story to Tell: What’s YOURS?

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs It's crazy because lately the events in my life have been pointing towards one thing: the importance of telling a story.I attended a musical last night titled "Right Here, Write Now" (fantastic use of talent to raise funds for a great cause, by the way) about a girl who felt like ...

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PURPOSE: Who Am I & Why Am I Here?

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogsIt's easy to get caught up in the everyday routines of life. But somehow, beneath dragging our butts off to work, attending school, and tackling relationships, we lose sight of a question that often gets overshadowed by these distractions: Who am I and why am here?We search for our purpose.We want to ...

My Journey Through Clinical Depression

So here it is: The raw, unedited version of my story—the story of my journey through clinical depression. This is the story that inspired the creation of this entire blog. This is the story of the struggles I endured, and the triumph that God has had over my life. Ultimately, this is not a story ...

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Valentine’s Day: Let No One Go Unloved

"I am going to walk to the bridge. If one person smiles at me on the way, I will not jump." - Quote from The Bridge Unfortunately, the person who said those words did jump. No one smiled. A life was lost. I hate to be such a downer on the week of Valentine's Day, ...

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Forgiveness: The Final Form of Love

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs Once upon a time I was in a relationship with a great guy, who, till this day, is still an incredible person. But we were quite young at the time, and relationships at that age usually don't last. Ours didn't. But looking back on it now, I wouldn't have had it ...

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Feel Like You’ve Got Nothing to Offer? Don’t buy it.

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogsOne of the most paralyzing things that prevent us from offering our gifts and talents is the belief that we do not have something valuable to offer.MY STRUGGLE ...For a long time my struggle with self-esteem was related to accepting that I was an introvert. Susan Cain explains it excellently in ...

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