A Year to Remember

As 2014 came to a close, I was heading into the new year with just one resolution: Stop being the most miserable person I know. The endgame was happiness, that much was obvious. However, figuring out how to get from point A to point B wasn’t quite as clear. Once […]

Practice Won’t Make You Perfect (But It Will Make You Happier)

It started on Facebook, as so many things do these days. I was scrolling through my newsfeed, looking for nothing in particular other than a distraction from my day, when I came across a video someone had shared. It was a video of a young woman who was challenging herself […]

Once Upon a Breakdown

In the interest of full disclosure, the last five years have been a little rough. When I announced my retirement back in August, I talked at length about what was happening in my professional life and how that had left me quite depressed. That was only half of the story. […]

Hi, My Name is Raina and I’m Something of a Bad Ass

Friday night, I went with some friends to see the latest Hunger Games film. I’m not really all that into that franchise, but I am into movies about bad-ass women who kick a lot of ass. Speaking of bad-ass women who kick ass, I got into a street fight a […]