How do you face talking about something you dont want to talk about? How do you face the truths that have been delayed, tucked away, and avoided for so long? Why would you do it? Then I ask, "Why wouldn't you? What is the worst that can happen? What if it changes your life in the … Continue reading Face It
A coworker of mine who just returned from a HR conference in Austin, Texas (a place I am dying to go) was sharing the words of wisdom that people like Brene Brown (jealous!) and Simon Sinek shared on stage. From diversity in organizations to recognition and positive feedback, she had notes upon notes recounting ways … Continue reading 6pm on a Monday night
Silence screams. Painful. Cliffhangers. Going Rogue. Wait, come back. "But I can't say anything, I shouldn't. It's risky. I don't know what will happen." Who is speaking? Fear. Life. My brain. Ah, but what does your heart say? "Try. Risk. Have faith, Believe. Go for it." Then what are you waiting for?
Recently I announced that an article I wrote was published on an international website and that announcement exposed me. It exposed things I struggle with, it exposed intimate details about myself that otherwise I wouldn't share with the world, it made me vulnerable and open for critique, but yet it made me, me. Of course … Continue reading Fighting Your Own Fears
Dealing with any mental health issue can be like trudging through murky waters. Everything looks cloudy and you, no matter how hard you try and how many different ways you look at it, cannot make out anything concrete. You can't see the life in the waters below, the tops of your feet, or any sign of … Continue reading Murky Waters
Smiles. Laughter. Responsibility. Adventure. Risk. Vulnerability. Calm. mixed in with much less, but still present Anxiety. Fear. Self-consciousness. Doubt. Depression. Lonely. Confused. I can honestly say I am beginning to shift the weight of the balance beam to the desired side. My pH is changing and my mindset is healthier. Time, patience, hard work, and grit. One of … Continue reading Relaxing was my goal