Don't watch others being bullied.

It just has to be said. The things I have seen on the internet lately have been VILE and GROSS. People are so quick to pull out their phones to record acts of hate. I have never understood people who stand by and watch violence occur and just let it happen. Perhaps that is just me. Why wouldn't you help someone who is in trouble? Because they aren't your blood? Because they aren't someone you know? That is someone else's daughter, son, friend and loved one. If everyone keeps passing the buck, saying it is not my job, whose job is it? Instead of bashing people and being internet trolls, can't we just take a start helping others who are being bullied? It is really sickening. Perhaps that is why I have been involved in the martial arts for over 16 years. I can't watch by the sidelines. I can't just sit there and stare at other people being picked on. To me, it is almost worse to watch it and not do anything about it. I am not talking about putting yourself in an unsafe situation - I am not saying that at all. I am talking about sticking up for the underdog. Use your words, contact authorities or do what you feel is right. I know what I would do and have you? At the end of the day, you have to live with yourself and your decisions. You do. Julie

It's a tough world out there.

It's a tough world out there. Some days you can wake up feeling like you are on top of the world and then other days you can feel like that same world is crashing down. Your job is not to let things fall apart. You have to do your best to keep it together. Life is not meant to be perfect. There is no such thing. Life is meant for you to LIVE in it. We don't know how long we will be here. We don't know how long our moments will last. In fact, we don't know how long other people's moments will last. So we really have to do our best to enjoy what we have that is in front of us. It is important to remember this. We are going to have 'no so great' moments. We are going to have 'on cloud 9' moments. The times that aren't great doesn't mean that our life is over. The times that are life is wonderful, doesn't mean that it will continue to stay that way. We are meant to enjoy what we have and if things don't go our way, we need to FIX it so it does. Of course, tragedies hit and things that we can't control and when that happens, we need to remember the things that are going right. Don't let the grief or challenges overcome the love around you. Keep your head up and remember to breathe. Once you start falling under that water level, remember to reach for the branches that are above you. They are always there..just sometimes we forget to look. Julie

A few things your mom may have not told you...

Living Happy Book

IT'S HERE!!!!!!!
After four years, I have finally published my book.

It's called Living Happy, Own Your Life: Choose Happiness.

If you would like to purchase my new book, please go to the link below to buy the hard-cover. The e-book will be available shortly. Thanks for your support. :) Julie

Age is just a perspective.

It's interesting. I woke up today thinking, wow I am so old. Then I really started thinking about it. I am not really old but very young. I am still a baby on this planet. I have so much more to learn about life, family, love and the earth. So what makes me get to decide my age? Is it how I feel? Is it because society tells me I am supposed to feel old? Nope, I am not going to let it. I am going to feel young from the inside because we are all still babies just learning our way in this world. Once we start viewing each other innocently, crime, violence and shaming would be reduced dramatically. Julie


If you can't communicate with others without swearing and putting people down, don't be surprised when your audiences become less and less. Julie

You have a right to be who you are.

Since when did you need approval to be yourself? When did you need to okay who you are with others? You have a RIGHT to be who you are and NO ONE has the right to change you. You are you. If people don't like it, it's THEIR issue - not yours.