Frasier Gonzalez, The Enigmatic Frasier

Fighting Off The Demons - Excerpt From My Essay "A Critique on Relationships"

Growing up, I had an inescapable desire to better myself and always excel in everything I do. This relentless desire to push forward under favorable or disagreeable circumstances has been the force that helped me stay strong, always filling me with a feeling of life and self-fulfillment. I’ve yet to relent this feeling, that emotion of invincible prowess and tenor; that consciousness that takes home deep within me to satisfy the ephemeral palpitations of my heart, which at times in discord with my mind, wreaks havoc on my soul.

Those feelings that were at times destructive and self-loathing manifestations of my own demons, ones that persisted from my childhood and into adulthood, and that same nightmare that haunted me as a child and never tenders me any peace for a single night, are part of the same driving force that has shaped the core of my existence. To this day, this seemingly insatiable nightmare that manifests itself night after night continues to be part of my everyday feverish and endless, thoughtless, and many times reckless stream of consciousness.

My Experience Reading Jane Eyre - Hard to put into words the emotions I felt.

This weekend I finished reading all five hundred and two pages of Jane Eyre. 

Bronte is contrarily spiritual, even supernatural, and often insensitive in her approach to human inclinations and proclivities to love and affection, connection and association of man to woman and man to nature. 

"She is brilliant to say the least."

She shines through the thickest and darkest tempest of clouds to deliver her message so much regarded as one of love and unfettered emotions of a demonstratively passionate woman for a man, who in return loves her deeply and with remorse, pain, anguish and self-decay and depravation of life merely because he is enslaved to his past. 

Keeping Wonderful People in Your Life

Finding a sense of self-worth is oftentimes difficult for some of us.

In an effort to find it, we tend to question our self awareness and our ability to remain fearless when it comes to making friends or keeping the ones we already have.

We make every effort to keep wonderful people in our circle of friends because it reinforces and validates our self-worth, and because it is human nature to feel wanted and loved. We yearn for that feeling of completeness that only another person can afford us through their love, affection and, in some cases, touch.

We want to feel the closeness of others. We want to feel their warmth, their presence, their unfettered emotions entangled with our own. It's only human to yearn all these things.

These feelings, thoughts and emotions are very normal and common for everyone.

Often, the question is “Why can’t I keep wonderful people around me?”

Attracting wonderful people into your life requires a wonderful personality, a magnetic one that exudes positive energy, and, in essence, attracts the people you want around you.

By definition, "wonderful" implies that a person adds value or brings something special to another person's life. 

These are a few things I've done in my life that have helped me keep “wonderful” around me.

A Common Sense Approach - Reading for Pleasure, Honing Your Reading Skills

This is the first of a series of articles that I’ve grouped as part of my common-sense approach to becoming a literary buff and a highly-refined individual with the capacity to engage and become a better self through practice and consistency.

We often shy away from the greatest of all activities in the world: Reading! 

Reading is probably the most important of all activities any human being can engage in. Not only does it open your mind to ideas, knowledge and endless possibilities of engaging your mind, it also allows you to explore worlds you couldn’t possibly explore otherwise.  Not to mention the most important benefit of becoming a scholar, a thoroughly enlightened individual who with the magic of books can achieve a level of understanding beyond what you thought possible.

Interesting Read - Are Younger Families Saving Less?

Finding The Sweet Spot to Managing Your Life Goals - This is So On Point

We all struggle with finding a starting point for putting our lives on cruise control. Well, I found this article and video so on point, that I wanted to share it with all my readers. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. It may help you put your life goals into perspective and embark on a new journey to improve your life. Enjoy!!!


Overcoming These Challenges Will Make You More Successful - Dr. Travis Bradberry

This is probably the best article I've read in a while. Facing challenges to achieve success is by all means a trait that needs to be honed and carefully rooted into our thinking process. I can't stress enough how important it is to know and face adversity with a thoughtful and methodical process to achieve the end goal.

"It’s truly fascinating how successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and obstacles to overcome. Their confidence in the face of hardship is driven by the ability to let go of the negativity that holds so many otherwise sensible people back."

Read the full article by Dr. Travis Bradberry...