A random collections of blog posts, articles and other things I think are worth sharing.

Sure Awesomeness: 11 Photos of Animals and their Parents That will Make you Happy (mission accomplished)

Thought Catalog: This is What it Feels Like to Be an Addict’s Sister (Powerful. Thankful to have no inside knowledge of what it’s like to have a sibling with a substance abuse problem, but I can imagine it must be a hellish roller coaster of emotions.)

Scary Mommy: 10 Things I want to Say to my Gynecologist

Behrend Blog: Alumnus to  Star in HGTV Show (I wrote this, but…putting it on my list to get the word out and get as many people as possible to watch Troy’s show — and the reruns. He’s the real deal and a Harborcreek native who isn’t just building McMansions, but…preserving history and I have a lot of respect for that).

Marc and Angel Hack Life: 7 Things to Remember When You Feel Discouraged and Defeated

“We all have this picture in our minds of ourselves – this idea of what kind of person we are.  When this idea gets threatened, we react defensively. My solution was to realize that I’m not just one thing. I’m not always productive – sometimes I am, but sometimes I’m unproductive too.  I’m not always motivated — sometimes I am, but other times I’m feeling lazy.  The truth is, I can be many things, and remembering this helps me stretch my identity so it isn’t so fragile.   I am less than perfect.  And that’s perfectly OK.”