A New Schnikism: (Poetry Series) Choosing Myself

There are times when we choose to be docile, to be accommodating. Then there are times we must defend our positions, to declare with our strongest voice: “This is the hill I stand upon, and these are the principles I believe in.” Friendships are another version of loving, caring, relationships. They must be fair, equitable,…

A New Schnikism: (Poetry Series) More

I used to know who I am. I used to know what love was. I used to know my heart’s desire. I used to know the depths of my strength. And then I found some more. I once had the strongest sense of self. I once had love and dreams fulfilled. I once never questioned…

A New Schnikism: (Poetry Series) For Peace and Hope

This used to be the only way I could communicate, To tell the truth from the lies, To understand what was real and what was not, Every word spoken out loud seems empty and lost, The ability to decipher the reality from fantasy, Those friends around me, are they really foes? Why does it seem…

Quote of the Day – Sally Field on Self-Image

I really liked this quote. It was something that spoke to me. Mostly because I’m constantly thinking about how people perceive me and how I’m viewed in the world, sometimes too much. Sometimes I don’t care, but deep down, it affects me greatly. I was raised to sense what someone wanted me to be and…

Quote of the Day – Sam Donaldson on Self-Worth.

Today, I’d like all of us to remove negative self talk from our language. Remember to say to yourself at least once a day: “I’m worth it, I deserve this and I make a difference.” If you can’t say that to yourself, who is going to say it for you? — Just sayin’. But I…