8 Types of Emotional Leeches and How to Deal with Them

We all have them in our lives. Emotional leeches come in many forms and usually once you have them, it’s pretty darn hard to get rid of them. They are your closest friends, family members, coworkers and relationship partners. They have a way of simply sucking the life out of you whenever they are near and…

7 Simple Reasons Why Being Single is Pretty Amazing

      I haven’t been single since I was a teenager. Seriously single anyway. I’ve never experienced living on my own, or dating as an adult and all of the ups and downs that come with being single. While some of my single girlfriends may envy me I often look at them with the…

I got a job :-(

I’m not going to lie, when I first got my job I thought about not telling anyone except my close family and friends. Why? Because honestly, a part of me was embarrassed. After proudly boasting about quitting my previous job to pursue freelance writing and working on my book I felt like I was giving up…

Why It’s ok to Have A Pity Party

      I’ve hit a roadblock. I’ve approached a place in my life where I don’t know what is going to happen next and no matter how much planning or strategizing I’ve been doing I can’t seem to find my way to the other side of this blockage that’s going on. I’ve had days…

7 Reasons to Hold on When Your Relationship is Falling Apart.

  You feel it in your gut, things just aren’t the same. You can’t quite pinpoint just where things went left but you feel it in your heart, mind and soul that your relationship is falling apart. You can’t remember the last time you held hands, or even laughed together. Moments apart have become more…

Ask Ashley: Is it possible to stay with a man who refuses to grow

As promised, I’m adding an, “Ask Ashley” to my blog. This allows women and or men to anonymously ask me questions that I can assist with, as well as other readers can provide their feedback and opinions. I am in no way a “relationship expert” but I’ve learned that sometimes it’s good to get a…

5 Habits of The Super Wealthy and Successful

  Recently i’ve been on a journey of self discovery and personal and financial success. Freelance writing affords me tons of time which can be either a good or bad thing, depending on how you use it. I’ve chosen to keep myself motivated by doing tons of reading in between writing. Specifically, I’ve been reading…

Why I Decided to Move Out of My Comfort Zone

  First there was writing. It was the one thing I’ve done since I was a child that always brought me joy. The one thing that no matter what anyone told me, I believed in my soul I was meant to do.Then there were the distractions. Lofty dreams of modeling (I don’t even like taking…

The Day I Quit My Job

I sat quietly at my desk. I leaned closer to the computer so no one could see the tears that were now pouring down my face. After several months of surviving without a dreaded “day job” I had to swallow my pride and begin working again. The problem wasn’t working in itself that bothered me….

12 Ways to Get Over Your Situationship

Were they even in a real relationship? You overhear your best girlfriends say as you grip on to a box of kleenex with one hand and tub of ice-cream in the other. You pretend not to hear them as you continue balling your eyes out, wishing it didn’t hurt so bad. No, you weren’t in…