Letting life work its magic. Time. Allowing. Trusting. Releasing. Being the strong one. Honor myself. Honor others. Where does that leave me? Feeling strong or feeling bereft? Feeling empowered or feeling cracked? Exhausted. Dejected. Empowered. Conflicted. Feelings for those who aren't ready, when I, for once, am. Surprised by my own melting, my own willingness, … Continue reading Heart’s Chambers
For years I wasn't ready to open up, and honestly, I didn't want to. My heart had made up its mind and as much as I tried, I couldn't force it. Give it time, they say, and you will start to be open to the idea. When your heart is invested, it's not a light … Continue reading My Turn
I remember starting therapy over 2 years ago for severe anxiety and depression, but more specifically with a life-altering diagnosis of OCD. As she reviewed the physiology of OCD and the treatment plan with me, I sat there and asked, shocked at the possibility, "So what do I do and what will I think about … Continue reading On the other side of mental health
What are you grateful for? I have many things but there are a few things I always think of: My bed: for a rejuvenating place to rest my body and relax my mind The gym: a daily therapy and clearing of the mind. A way to feel strong, able, and alive! Always my place to … Continue reading Gratitude
How do you keep moving forward when you are not sure where you are going? How do you know if it is time to let go of something or trust yourself and ride out how you feel until something shifts? What's meant to be, will be.....do you believe that? I am having a hard time … Continue reading If only…
I got off the plane and on one was there. There was no one I knew, and no one waiting for me on the other side, no smile, hug, or kiss to greet me. "Is this how it's gonna be?" I asked myself. I know it's not how I want it to be and I … Continue reading No One Was There
When you have things you need to say, built up energy, or unresolved situations, where do you throw your energy? When you feel overly excited, full of emotion, and ready to go where do you direct your energy? Is it the gym? Shopping? Friends? Driving? Reading? Where does it go? Do you talk to people? … Continue reading Where Does Your Energy Go?
I just saw the movie Love, Simon and besides it being a great movie with a lot of feels attached to it and a lot of messages in it, a few things came out of it for me. 1. "Sometimes I feel like I’m always on the outside, there’s this invisible line that I have to … Continue reading Love, Simon
Whatever your dreams are, don't give them up. Don't say they can't happen, don't say it's too late, don't say it's too hard. Nothing is ever too late if it means enough to you. Nothing is ever too hard if you believe and work hard. It is so easy to feel impatient and to … Continue reading What are Your Dreams?
These messages were left at my door by my sister-in-law one night when I was living in California and today the same word was used to describe me. Resilient....adjective 1. springing back; rebounding. 2. returning to the original form or position after being bent,compressed, or stretched. 3. recovering readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyant … Continue reading Resilience