The Journey Begins

Let us break the ice... Welcome to a world of "beyond writing," where I hope to bring forth the most electrifying insight that writing has to offer! I will be exploring many tips, techniques, and styles of writing through many types of art and artists including my own. Not only will I be exploring the … Continue reading The Journey Begins


Mental Health Awareness Month: Mad, ILL, or Crazy?

  Mad: Unable to think clear in a reasonable way OR To an extreme degree. (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mad) ILL:  Not in good health. Not meeting an expected standard. (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ill) Crazy: Full of cracks or flaws. Not mentally sound. (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crazy) All the above definitions are relatable to mental health, and they are all one in the same. Not only are they … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month: Mad, ILL, or Crazy?

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

  February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month “Every year, approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner.” (National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, 2018) It is important as a parent and guardian to be watchful, supportive, and positive when it comes to parenting in general, but when teens become victim … Continue reading Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Holiday Talk & No New Year’s Resolutions

Holiday Talk:  First, the holidays are approaching, and I think we can all agree that the year has flown by extremely fast! No matter what your beliefs or religion you have, I want to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe holiday! With the holidays approaching, I know the first thing on my mind is … Continue reading Holiday Talk & No New Year’s Resolutions

Poetic Influence: The Five Senses & Psychology.

    Poetry is not just words; poetry is song, it is believing, and it is life. Poetry can influence many individuals in multiple ways, for example, an actual poem can influence a writer’s idea and expand on their own forms of writing and for non-writers, a poem may help to explore the inner and outer feelings … Continue reading Poetic Influence: The Five Senses & Psychology.

Part Two: Books & their Movies, and the Influence they have

  I have just recently finished two books by two very diverse authors, and I enjoyed the difference in their writing techniques such as voice, plot, setting, and much more. The first of the two books I have finished reading was “Escaping from Houdini” by Kerri Maniscalco and the second, “Mad” by Chloe’ Esposito. Although these books … Continue reading Part Two: Books & their Movies, and the Influence they have

Let’s Laugh A Little

“I don’t have gray hair, I have wisdom highlights.” (Quotes Gram)  As Thanksgiving is ending and Christmas is approaching, I thought it would be suitable and almost necessary to have a few laughs due to the holiday stress and other such issues that many endure during this time of the year.   Check out my “Traditions: Family, Food, and Football” blog … Continue reading Let’s Laugh A Little

Part One: Books & their Movies, and the Influence they have.

When I was in elementary school, I hated to read! I believe I hated to read because I was unable to choose my own books and had yet to accept other works of writing with optimism. I hated to read so badly that I was placed in a reading group, which at first, made me feel like … Continue reading Part One: Books & their Movies, and the Influence they have.

Music, Writing, & Mental Health Wellness

Music and Mental Wellness:  “Mental wellness, physical wellness, and spiritual wellness are co-equal.” (Nichols, 2007-2018) Music can help one’s mental, physical, and spiritual wellness by reducing stress, building confidence, creating positivity in general but also in different environments such as school, work, and home, and music may even help with creativity, sleep, and the development of self-worth, self-confidence, and … Continue reading Music, Writing, & Mental Health Wellness