Desiree Haros

Life Through My Eyes

Goals: Failures and Successes

What better time to talk about goals than on the Chinese New Year. Goals Does the word goal make you cringe inwardly a little? Sometimes I feel like it attaches meaning to something that I don’t really want to do, but must get done, like my statistics homework that I’m pushing out to do tomorrow […]

“Oh Buhay”: Life is So Hard

Oh buhay, Tagalog for “Life is so hard.” In contrast, my sweet friend, Maribel, made me a frame that says, ” Life… it’s so easy.” It’s a little inside joke my friends and I have with her. We can either go through life thinking one of the two. How do you see it? I’m blinking […]

Change Your Mindset and Have a Day to Remember

April and I used to have this inside joke where we would tell each other to “Have a day!” You know, because having a good day would be expecting too much. Well, I’m learning to expect more. It’s about making your day and not your day making you. Do you know what I’m talking about? […]

Making Connections: Penny in My Thoughts

We were The Bania’s, a family of three. It consisted of my dad, Lou, my mom, Remy, and myself. My dad found a niche as an electrician and refrigeration technician in San Francisco and the surrounding areas. His accounts included Taco Bell chains, Pizza Hut, and Wolf Gang Puck on the Pier, and what he […]

Half Empty or Half Full?

I have read and used psychology throughout my life. Next month I begin my journey towards my Ph.D. in Psychology. Unfortunately, people won’t take me seriously without that paper that says, Desiree Sharon Haros, is certifiably able to say, “blah, blah, blah.” Listen to her because she has a Ph.D. I have already joined the […]

Coffee for the Brain

That accident shook me to my core. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, please take a moment to read my previous post.  You have to listen carefully to understand. No skimming. I tell you this because I’m guilty of skimming. I like to get my information from my source as quickly as […]

A Come to Jesus Moment or What Have You

Choice #1 Two nights ago, after a minor “discussion” with my husband. We decided it would be in our best interest, if we went to get some food…meaning fast food. Choice #2 We saw Lexi and Lauryn (our two oldest) on the way out. Lexi had picked Lauryn up from work. Lauryn works at Wendy’s. […]

Depression: The Big “D” Word

Let’s make that a double. This is Desiree on Depression. What I’m about to talk about comes from deep within my soul. I have talked about this sort of thing before, but not at this level. You can say “I’m leveling up.” -quote from the movie Free Guy. I have been in a dark place […]

My Faith Crisis and How the Universe Stepped In

While I was prepping this post, I was surprised that more people weren’t willing to discuss religion. I heard from a few of you and I understand where you come from. I see both sides of it, but like I’ve told a friend, for reasons I won’t discuss here once you have seen what the […]

Atacama Extreme 100: Part Two

At pre-race check-in, the race director did a short slide show and showed us the unassuming dune. I thought, “I totally got this. I’ve ran 50k on the beach. I’ll be just fine.” Have you ever found yourself saying that last sentence? Those are some gloating words. Sometimes we come into a race overconfident. Sometimes […]

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