Monday, March 11, 2013

Beautiful People

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross

Monday, February 25, 2013

"A fight is going on inside me," said an old man to his son. "It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf is evil. He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other wolf is good. he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you."

The son thought about it for a minute and then asked, "Which wolf will win?"

The old man replied simply, "The one you feed."
Wendy Mass (Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life)

This pretty much sums up my life....

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Just a Whisper

I think it is really important to support someone and give them encouragement. They might be destined to change the world and all they may need to do so is a little whisper of confidence and support. I want to be that person for someone else. I suppose I am saying this because there have been times when I wish I had the support of others, even with the small things in life. I want others to feel that they are important enough, and that I believed in them.

"Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Exercise Epiphany

I have had an epiphany. Today I decided that exercise is actually work. Surprising, I know haha. I have often felt tempted to give up midway through a work out, and then I push myself a bit harder, and try to do it a bit longer until, lo and behold- I am done! Then a funny thing happens, I feel a bit better, even if I didn't feel bad before. I just feel happier, more relaxed and accomplished. Yes! I did it even if I didn't want to when I first started. I am awesome. My endorphins are merrily skipping along spreading their stress-free vibes and good cheer. As an after work out treat (there is nothing wrong with patting yourself on the back) I made a smoothie. I added raspberries, blackberries, pineapple, banana, honey, all natural plain yogurt, and old fashioned oats.....scrumptious and rewarding.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


A friend brought my attention to this video called: To This Day Project by Shane Koyczan. Its a sad tale with a beautiful reminder for us all. Stop bullying and find the beauty in everyone.

A Slight Introduction

My name is Mallory, I have anxiety/panic disorder with a dash of OCD. Through my experiences I have found that life's hard and then sometimes it gets even harder. There have been days when I have felt like dying, there have been days I did not want to wake up and face the world, things have not always easy for me and sometimes I fall apart. I have not always known where I want to go or what to do when I got there. Through it all I have found that life is still beautiful and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I would not change a thing. I enjoy the simple things. I love my friends and family, nature, art and animals. I was inspired to start this blog to motivate you through your journey and to let you know that you are never alone in your endeavors. Trust me.