Take this moment. Just for you. Your body. Your mind. Your purpose. Breathe it in. Then let it out. You are beautiful. . . . SnapDragon is a writer, artist, and donut enthusiast. Follow Snippets of SnapDragon for all kinds of goodness, yo. Continue reading SnapDragon Speaks: On Pausing.
Inside this chest pounds a heart so steady. Inside this head lives a brain so alive. And somewhere in between rests a spirit so gentle, even the tiniest of scratches leaves a scar. . . . How would you describe your spirit, Dear Reader? What inspires you? What shakes you to your core? (Such easy questions to answer, I know!) 🙈 We’re in this thing … Continue reading SnapDragon Speaks: On The Gentle Spirit.
Proposed by SnapDragon X. What would you do if you were no longer afraid? Oh, the possibilities! . . . SnapDragon is a writer, artist, and sucker for M&M McFlurries. Follow her Two-Bit Musings and more on Snippets of SnapDragon. Continue reading Question of the Day: No. 521.
I fondly remember the days of grammar-school playgrounds; of brown-bagged lunches; of field trips to museums, caverns, and coal mines. I remember the sense of belonging within those classroom walls. There was a constance amongst us kids: a comradery that strengthened with each lesson, each game, each talent show. The questions we asked were not stupid, but welcomed. We were family. And as the decades … Continue reading SnapDragon Speaks: On The Same Side.
-Previously posted on Snippets of SnapDragon– So I sat down with amateur blogger SnapDragon X., to ask her a thing or two about life. She wore an over-sized teal dress/shirt thing, which she said seems to have become her unofficial uniform as of late. Her polka-dotted leggings undoubtedly completed the Practical-Mom outfit. Plus, there may or may not have been a smear of child-snot on … Continue reading SnapDragon Speaks: On Herself.
There are many things I do not know. Like what it takes to make a light switch work; or how many species of bird reside in my home state. I do not know advanced mathematic formulas; I do not know why the daffodils come back each spring. I’m just one person, with a single, yet unbelievable brain. Yet there is limited capacity. And I mess … Continue reading SnapDragon Speaks: On Knowing.
Greetings, Dear Reader! The SnapDragon Family is currently on the road, seeing some sights during this all-too-depressing season of lockdown during winter in Pennsylvania. (starts shivering, and hides head beneath a blanket) We’re cozied up in our Berkshire Class-A RV, embracing the open road and relishing the chance to travel to the American southeast. Sure it’s just us three—we’re still in a pandemic, mind you—but … Continue reading SnapDragon Speaks: On All I Need.
Hello everyone, We are in the last week of 2020. What a year it has been! From its conception till now, event after event, shock after shock. This extremity is why I think we need to reflect even harder on how this year has been for each of us individually. This is what I want to do in this post. Here is my reflection. PS: … Continue reading Reflections
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho I have forever had this idea of myself that I don’t finish what I start. I have had this belief that I get really excited about things at the start of something but then I just sort of fizzle out. I carry this self defeating belief with … Continue reading Achieving Impossible Goals
“We try so hard to hide everything we’re really feeling from those who probably need to know our true feelings the most. People try to bottle up their emotions, as if it’s somehow wrong to have natural reactions to life.” Colleen Hoover I have been thinking about my “feelings” a lot lately. Emotional feelings that is, and how they tie to my physical body. I … Continue reading How Are You “Feeling?”
Yesterday I ate a piece of chocolate. Just a single square, wrapped in a golden foil. It had been chilled in the fridge. I like sweets this way. The cold and creamy sweetness danced on my taste buds. I savored it. For it was just another fleeting moment in time. . . . SnapDragon is an educator, writer, painter, and fan of life’s simple pleasures. … Continue reading SnapDragon Speaks: On The Moment.
Like an elusive vapor, my reflection floats, then gently fades before my eyes. Like a favorite novel, its binding and its pages warp with the inevitable passing of time. Yet its story–its spirit–stays the same. . . . When I look in the mirror I see a woman on the cusp of her 34th year. I see curls. I see green eyes. I see skin … Continue reading SnapDragon Speaks: On The Mirror.
By Ellen Jayne | You were having a great week, but something along the way changed. Your entire mood shifted which affected your attitude the rest of the day, and you’re not sure why. Chances are, you’re mentally drained, and you’re doing it to yourself. Continue reading How to Stop Self-Sabotaging
Hello, Dear Reader. It’s nice to see you again. I’m still here. I’m still SnapDragon, but now I’m a mom! (gasp!) Our little boy came ten weeks early, and while it’s been an insanely stressful adventure, I’m happy to report he’s doing well. He’s our little champ, getting stronger every day. And so, in this new year and new journey into motherhood, I’m assessing all … Continue reading SnapDragon Speaks: On Being Lost & Found.
I’m a bit under the weather, friends. My apologies for both a delayed and limited post. But I’m listening to my body; she’s talking to me. She needs rest. She needs warmth. She needs time. I wish you and yours a comforting weekend. All of my love, SnapDragon Continue reading SnapDragon Speaks: On Listening.
This is a topic vastly approached by our today’s society and whilst all of what it is saying is true, there is a slight different approach to that and I must say, it’s less selfish. Ok, we all know the phrases “we only have one life” and “we should put ourselves first so we can help others” and all of that, but what if … Continue reading Treat Yourself like You Matter!
And How It Can’t Traveling Definition — Google Search to go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane, or ship; take a trip; journey: to travel for pleasure. to move or go from one place or point to another. to proceed or advance in any way. (As found on dictionary.com) I’m talking about the first definition. Where you use a mode of transport to lift your … Continue reading How Traveling Could Make You A Better Person
Usually we tell ourselves whatever we want. The thing is that our repetitive conversations modify the way we think and behave. We are free to say whatever we want to ourselves, but that shouldn’t give us the permission to do it. Our self-talk influences our current and future life on several areas: similar situations trigger similar conversations that fire up similar neurons, which will create … Continue reading How Powerful is Your Self-Talk?
Have you ever thought yourself as being an asset? Before going forward and thinking about an asset for the world, think about the fact that you are an asset for you. I know that we tend to put other first and what that does is to unconsciously send the impression that we’ll always be the last person taken into consideration. You probably noticed that self-love … Continue reading Know Yourself… You’re Everything You Have
Tell The Truth To Yourself, Not To Me (The image tells us that he’s a developer. But let’s assume he’s a writer.) I’m going to ask you this one question: Is writing authentically your passion? Understanding passion Long ago, I was in doubt. Is writing actually my dream? Is it what I genuinely love and relish doing? Or is it just something else? The fame, the … Continue reading Is Writing Your Passion? Really?