I didn’t think I would make it

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Kids are amazing because they can give you a brand new perspective of the same old situation you have been mind-numbingly thinking about your entire adult life.

“Is it bad that my reason for being happy today is this shopping trip? she asked.

I thought about it for a moment, about to come back with a reply that resembled something like no-you-should-be-happy-about-so-many-things-daily energy. Then, it kind of hit me—that is absolutely untrue.

If you can find one thing that makes you happy each day, then maybe that is what life is all about. You don’t have to find a million…


But make it healing

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Hello, I am still here. It has been so long since I have written, and I apologize for that. I could list all of the reasons why, but you can basically piece the information together based on my previous articles. I do want to come back, to write more, and to tell you more of my ridiculous life stories.

The desire is fully here, but I just need to get myself back together. I need to kick it into gear. This is what I am doing with this off-the-cuff Thursday night article. …


I’m a psychic medium

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Ever since I can remember, I’ve been different. It wasn’t because I was mixed-race. It wasn’t because I was homeschooled until I got into college. It wasn’t because I took Tae Kwon Do for 13 years and competed professionally. This was something different, something that I felt since I can remember at the age of 4-years-old.

It began with the visuals. I could see things that I did not realize others couldn’t. They were shadows, people. Sometimes, they were tiny balls of light. I just thought this was normal, and they made me feel happy. …


Here is an unplanned article

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I have been writing poetry lately, and I get that it is not everyone’s cup of tea. For some reason, it has been easier to express my feelings through short bursts than gathering my thoughts to write a story. This article is mainly just being posted to touch base. Thank you to those who have stuck around.

My stats have always been interesting to me, but I learned long ago not to focus too much on them. This rings very true for the month of April. I hope that you all are doing well, staying inspired. Admittedly, I haven’t been…


The pair often go hand-in-hand

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When an unexpected change happens, you often greet it with denial.

No, this isn’t happening. Not to me. Especially not right now.

Denial usually appears when you feel threatened. It coats the situation like a wool glove that makes your palms uncomfortably sweaty. You try to justify the feeling, that flip in your stomach that makes you squirm in your seat. The discomfort becomes familiar to you.

It’s okay to not know what is happening.

You cannot expect to understand everything that goes on in your life. What is outside of your circle of control will always find a way to drive you crazy if you let it…


Am I only going to live until I’m 60?

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My dad only lived until 61, his brother until 50-something. My grandparents, all of them, lived until they were in their 60s. If we are going off of patterns, then this is my midlife crisis. Maybe this is just a new source of blame for my never-ending battle with my own mind.

I think about my mortality a lot, but not in an I-want-to-be-gone way. I just wonder what is in store for me and when it is coming.

Mental health struggles are not only for a certain age group or life stage. They can come on strong while you…

Kristen Nadel

Writer and author • Interested in mindfulness and spirituality • Fascinated by interpersonal connections • 🌈LGBTQ+ kristennadelauthor@hotmail.com

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