Motivation

Best of 2018 Motivation: Alexa, Turn Around This Lousy Day

By Shelby Skrhak / December 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

[Editor’s note: Merry Christmas! This week, we’re taking time off to focus on our loved ones, so we are sharing some of our favorite stories from this year. Keep an eye out for our top features from the archives as we rest and get ready for a brilliant 2019! Cheers, from Candy and the entire […]

Read More

13 Things You Never Knew About Thanksgiving

By Shelby Skrhak / November 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

For this installment of my sometimes weekly motivation column, I offer these 13 things you never knew about Thanksgiving. May your D/FW Thanksgiving be full of grace, and may you avoid the meat sweats. 1. Friends produced a Thanksgiving-themed episode nearly every year of its 10-year run, except for one: 1995, Season two’s “The One […]

Read More

I Did 4 Things at My High School Reunion, and Table Dancing Wasn’t One of Them

By Shelby Skrhak / November 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

“Live tweeting from the bathroom of my high school reunion. Two beers in. Ask me anything,” I tweeted in homage of Reddit’s popular AMA format. That’s right, I started writing this CandysDirt.com column from the women’s restroom of Saint Rocco’s, the Trinity Groves venue hosting my Lake Highlands High School 20-year reunion. But I wasn’t […]

Read More

It’s High School Reunion Season. Here’s How to Survive Yours

By Shelby Skrhak / October 19, 2018 / 5 Comments

When the postcard came in the mail, I read the words “Lake Highlands High School Class of 1998 20-Year Reunion” and audibly groaned. Not because I don’t love my Wildcat alma mater; I really do. But the miser in me doesn’t want to pay $72 to put my social awkwardness on display, and that doesn’t even […]

Read More

What to Do When You Don’t Want to Do Anything

By Shelby Skrhak / October 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

You don’t always have to be on your A-game, or even a close B, but what do you do if you don’t want to play the game at all? What happens when you don’t have the mental fortitude to take the next step, and you’d rather pull the covers over your head and stare at […]

Read More

Mental Strength Is a Skill And Here Are 13 Tips To Build It

By Shelby Skrhak / September 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

Like the wise philosopher Jim Belushi once said, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” That’s what mentally tough people do. They rise up, dust themselves off, and find a way to make each and every setback in life a magical gift of learning experience. Sure. But when you’re in the middle of […]

Read More