Aha! Identifying and Coping with Manipulative and Narcissistic Relationships

Manipulateverb (used with object), ma·nip·u·lat·ed, ma·nip·u·lat·ing. to manage or influence skillfully, especially in an unfair manner: to manipulate people's feelings.Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a mental health condition characterized by: an inflated sense of importancea deep need for excessive attention and admirationlack of empathy for othersoften having troubled relationships Things a manipulative or narcissistic person does: 1) Knowingly hurts you, but when in your presence acts as a confidante,…

Road Trip: Killers of Chicago Ghost Tour! Part 1

Time for a road trip! FOOD. GHOSTS. CHICAGO. What could be better? I have always had a fascination with the paranormal, and I love attending paranormal events, so when I saw an event on Facebook advertising a ghost tour - I had to go! Plus, I only live about 5 hours from Chicago. The tour…

The Little Mermaid

Disney has announced Halle Bailey will be playing Ariel in the upcoming live-action movie of The Little Mermaid! I am so excited. How great will it be for little girls to see another BLACK PRINCESS?! Hell, I'm excited to see it! Princess Tiana didn't come out until 2009, and I was 13, so I didn't…

Season 8 Episode 4 of Game of Thrones “GOT” Sansa’s Conversation with the Hound – Sansa & the Hound Scene Reaction

I can't believe that GoT has ended. I'm still reeling and trying to understand the last episode… actually, this whole season! One thing that I want to talk about is the conversation between Sansa and the Hound. “I heard you were broken in. Broken in rough.” “Without Littlefinger and Ramsay and the rest, I would have…

Game of Thrones GOT Season 8 Episode 6 Final Episode Reaction

Welcome back to my disorganized thoughts about the final episode of GOT. I cannot believe this is going to be the end of a series that I've followed since the beginning. Let's watch. 1. Grey Worm, you're a hoe. Dany could've killed you the same way, but you wanna kill these other soldiers. 2. Ohhhhh,…

Game of Thrones “GOT” Season 8 Episode # 4 Reaction

Welcome to my disorganized thoughts that I had while watching GOT. I've been waiting for this all week! Especially with Emilia Clarke hyping it up. I sure did find the "biggest TV" I could and used my projector. 1. Dany is losing IT! Girl, you had to kill Varys? Well, actually, maybe. The food situation…

Game of Thrones “GOT” Season 8 Episode # 3 Reaction

Holy Honey Bunches of Oats! Welcome to my disorganized thoughts about Episode 3! I spent most of this episode trying to figure out what the hell was going on and who was fighting who buuuuuut here we go. Really? They had to put Ghost upfront? I'm not liking this. I'm sure we're all wondering if…

Game of Thrones “GOT” Season 8 Episode # 2 Reaction

Welcome to my disorganized thoughts after watching GOT Episode 2 of Season 8. 1. GHOST! Our baby has made an appearance. Hi, honey! We are all happy to see you. PLEASE, don't leave us anytime soon. 2. Arya, get you some then! Well, god damn. I have so many mixed emotions here. I'm so confused! I still see…

Some Hometown Love – Ames, IA – Home of the Cyclones

Ames, IA. Gotta give the hometown some love. I have lived in Ames since I was born, and it has been a big part of my life. Whether you're a prospective student at Iowa State University or just browsing, I hope you'll find something special to see and do. Mucky Duck Pub: I love going to…

TLC – Taking Care of Yourself with Diabetes

Tender. Loving. Care. We could all use a little more of that. My diabetes is not under control. I'm gaining weight, my sugars are high, my gums are awful, and I'm not changing anything about my lifestyle. It's deceiving that I talk about people who weigh 500 pounds, but I'm no different than they are.…