The Recovering Pessimist

Helping pessimists see the bright side of life without losing their "half empty" roots.

Emotionally Cleansing Tears


Tears are emotionally cleansing. When I’m worried about something, my soul feels burdened. Stress develops myself out to the point where my body starts to physically react.

Oh and let’s talk about the anxiety. My stomach tightens, its grip unrelenting. I have no appetite, my heartbeat races, and I can’t sleep. An overall lack of focus keeps me from paying attention to the world around me.

All I can focus on are the burdens.

At some point, the stress and anxiety becomes too much. Panic sets in,. Breathing labored, I feel like I have nowhere to run. Tears race down my face.  Gathering at my chin, stress and anxiety fall one by one. Anxiety releases its grip, my heartbeat normalizes, and I sleep.

In that moment, I get a sense of clarity. Burdens dissipate and I’m relieved.

Sad Eyes, Dark Soul


Nobody understands the sadness behind those eyes

Like someone who lives that sadness every day.



Memories of the past

Constantly replaying.



Emotional shrapnel tears through the soul

Shoulders heavy with burden.



Sad eyes

Dark soul

A story spoken

In silence.

Let Go, Let Love


The moment you cleanse your soul of all emotional toxicity, love, in all its forms, finds you.

Soul for Sale


I am a HUGE fan of The Simpsons! My favorite episode is when Bart sells his soul to Milhouse. Bart didn’t realize the value of his soul until the emptiness became too loud to ignore.

I can think of a couple people who have sold their souls for less.

Check out the full episode here.

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Two Souls + One Body= Love


Aristotle said, ‘Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” What are your thoughts about this?

15/365 ~ two hearts ~

15/365 ~ two hearts ~ (Photo credit: @reviewne)

Love merges the psyches of two people. In that moment, those two people are bonded by that one psyche. There’s an unspoken understanding between the two of them. Knowing how one another is feeling without asking is a beautiful feeling. I like to think of it as coming full circle.

Love Songs: Minnie Riperton- “Loving You”


Listening to this song makes my soul overflow with happiness.


Current Obsession: Tamia – “Because of You”


For those times when I need to be reminded that I didn’t get to where I am by myself.

How Sam Cooke Gets Me Through


Every day isn’t going to be roses and sunshine. It just isn’t. On those days when I need help to work past the dark cloud(s), I play Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come”. As I listen to it, I try to remind myself that things can be much worse than they are. Throw in some deep breaths and I’m at peace again.

What do you listen to when you’re in a bad mood?


Updated December 20, 2016

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