16 Facts About Love That Might Surprise You

Other than what John Lennon said.... There’s no doubt about it, love is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. But have you ever stopped to consider why you feel the way you do? Alright, so your one-and-only is the most incredibly sexy and creatively talented person you have ever encountered. He’s got you feeling like Zepplin’s Whole Lotta Love most days, and the … Continue reading 16 Facts About Love That Might Surprise You

Please — Stop the Madness!

A Poem by Harley Christensen Constant chatter… Pummels my mind. A barrage of opinions…innuendos…wild conjectures… Everywhere I turn…screaming for attention. Warning: Possible Information Overload Too much to process… Nowhere to escape. Can’t…think…straight… Warning: Fatal Error Has Occurred — Must Shut Down Entering recovery mode… Silence greets me… Precious, beautiful silence. Stop the madness… Embrace the quiet. Originally … Continue reading Please — Stop the Madness!

The Perks of Falling in Love with an Introverted Woman

The introverted woman is a species all her own. Two attractive women walk into a crowded bar. Their dark glossy hair contrasts against their pale lips, and the color of their eyes almost identical. You would be forgiven for mistaking them for sisters. The assumption could have been true bar for the fact that they … Continue reading The Perks of Falling in Love with an Introverted Woman

The Things You Should Think Twice About Telling Your Lover

Say what you mean. I don’t know about you, but saying what I mean usually manifests between either delivering my opinion straight from the hip and dead-center with the people in my life, or an awkward bunch of words skimming around the point in an attempt to avoid hurting feelings. Yes, I have a tendency leaning toward the … Continue reading The Things You Should Think Twice About Telling Your Lover

The One Thing You Need to Know About Every Introvert

Besides not taking our need for alone time personally The death of someone close to you can be such a redefining moment in life. Particularly for those who define themselves in terms of their relationships, as was the case for my mother. She was a wife to her husband for over thirty years and prescribed herself … Continue reading The One Thing You Need to Know About Every Introvert

Seasons of Life

Hello friends, Welcome to the very first Living Out Loud newsletter! Super exciting. So, the world is still spinning on crazy as we continue to move through transitional times, but the warmer days here on the Australian eastern seaboard are beginning to renew my sense of hope for the future — how are you doing? … Continue reading Seasons of Life

Finding Yourself in the Past, Present, and Future

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”- Aristotle We have all heard about how fully accepting who you are and then being brave enough to live your truth is the greatest and most important adventure in our lives. But the notion can feel abstract and unrealistic. It can be difficult to distinguish how to begin … Continue reading Finding Yourself in the Past, Present, and Future

How to Master Your Life Before You Run Out of Time

You don’t have forever to get what you want. My late stepfather used to say that life is like a stage-play and we are like actors playing out our roles on the stage called life. He was never short on words, but of all the words I had listened to him say during my time with … Continue reading How to Master Your Life Before You Run Out of Time

Honor the Nail

Hey you. Stuff is going to hurt. A nail driving into timber. Agony for holes. Vacant suffocation. Some days vibrate with gutters. Life is too hard, you’ll think. Too hard to feel; to hear sweet sound; to gaze at a sunset. To be alive. Hey you. Things are going to kill. The nail sinks deeper. … Continue reading Honor the Nail

Death Lessons: Overcoming the Fear of Death

The only certainty we face is death. Sounds a bit morbid and frightening, but it doesn’t need to be. Let me explain. Death is the ultimate reminder of our mortality. It’s inevitable and mysterious territory, and sometimes, it can strike without warning. We can never really be sure when death will claim us or a … Continue reading Death Lessons: Overcoming the Fear of Death