Author: cassandrakali

Complete these 3 simple steps & you’ll be wearing an Invisibility Cloak before you know it!

Complete these 3 simple steps & you’ll be wearing an Invisibility Cloak before you know it!

There are lots of stories that talk about the awesome power of an Invisibility Cloak. From old myths about King Arthur's use of an invisible veil...to the Romulan Empire on Star Trek creating a highly advanced cloaking device to conceal their ships...all the way to Harry Potter getting himself and his friends in and out … Continue reading Complete these 3 simple steps & you’ll be wearing an Invisibility Cloak before you know it!

Why swimming hard for an unknown shore might just save your life

Why swimming hard for an unknown shore might just save your life

You can only ever work with what you have, right? The experiences you've gone through during your life (and the conclusions you've drawn from them) are what you’re going to pull from as you interact with the world. What else would you know to do?  If you've been told your whole life that a red … Continue reading Why swimming hard for an unknown shore might just save your life

The Pretty Pink Cupcake that makes me want to Vomit

The Pretty Pink Cupcake that makes me want to Vomit

I don't know when I first heard this particular phrase - the one that literally makes my stomach drop like maggots are suddenly plummeting from the sky. This statement is a big fat rationalization. A quick attempt to make the adults involved feel more comfortable. Like someone slathering pretty pink frosting on a cupcake made … Continue reading The Pretty Pink Cupcake that makes me want to Vomit

The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling: How reading about the boy wizard benefited me as an Adult Child of Alcoholics

The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling: How reading about the boy wizard benefited me as an Adult Child of Alcoholics

There's really nothing I can say about the Harry Potter book series that most people don't have some idea about already. With over 500 million copies sold in over 80 languages, the beloved series by J.K. Rowling transfigured countless people into wand-waving, potion-brewing, spell-speaking obsessives and magicked a nonprofit organization, a two-part stage play, and … Continue reading The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling: How reading about the boy wizard benefited me as an Adult Child of Alcoholics

This is one action you must take to give the addict you love a chance at Recovery

This is one action you must take to give the addict you love a chance at Recovery

If you've ever loved an alcoholic or addict, I bet you know that desperate desire to help and heal and fix them. You'd give your left kidney, the marrow in your bone, the air currently residing in your lungs at this exact moment - if that would do the trick and make them better. Maybe … Continue reading This is one action you must take to give the addict you love a chance at Recovery

Here’s why you gotta keep that trash off your lawn

Here’s why you gotta keep that trash off your lawn

My dad overdosed on heroin a couple years ago. And a mixture of paramedic power, Narcan, and, most importantly, the will of a Higher Power brought him around and kept him on this planet. 🌍 And since bad news seems to travel faster than germs in a daycare center, I heard about the overdose pretty … Continue reading Here’s why you gotta keep that trash off your lawn

Top 5 Reasons why Addiction is the Zombie Virus

Top 5 Reasons why Addiction is the Zombie Virus

I'm going to give it to you straight: I'm a little weirdly obsessed with zombie shows. The challenges faced by the survivors? The inevitable character growth? Yes, please! Pass the popcorn - I'm overly committed! 🍿 So when this addiction = the zombie virus comparison popped into my head, I tried to walk away from … Continue reading Top 5 Reasons why Addiction is the Zombie Virus

The Mask of Masculinity: How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships, and Live Their Fullest Lives by Lewis Howes

The Mask of Masculinity: How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships, and Live Their Fullest Lives by Lewis Howes

The Mask of Masculinity is one of those books that just happened to cross paths with me. I found out about the book and its author, Lewis Howes, while listening to inspirational videos on Youtube one morning while I cleaned up and cooked my eggs. A couple hours later, I popped right over to the … Continue reading The Mask of Masculinity: How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships, and Live Their Fullest Lives by Lewis Howes

The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr. Shefali Tsabary, PhD

The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr. Shefali Tsabary, PhD

The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr. Shefali Tsabury is a parenting book with a unique view on the parent-child relationship apart from the traditional “DIY disciplinary” books that have been on shelves for so many years. Dr. Tsabury is a Clinical Psychologist well-known for mixing “Eastern mindfulness” and “Western psychology” into … Continue reading The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr. Shefali Tsabary, PhD