Life Starts Now

When you let go and be,You allow what you can’t see. Energy shifts and magic flows,Hands off and the universe goes.It does it’s thing and each for a reason,Time and patience-gotta keep believin.As hard as it feels and as stuck as you get,There is so much in the works you haven't even met.Stay true to you … Continue reading Life Starts Now

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Open convo about mental and physical health

What makes working on your physical health different than emotional health and how can you handle people who don’t understand mental well-being? Mental health stigma comes from its emotional Nature and misunderstandings but I argue that physical health is related to emotional well-being as well as anything!*Can’t lose weight? Why are you trying to in … Continue reading Open convo about mental and physical health

Share Your Story

First opportunity to share my story and pay it forward. When you experience heartache and don’t know why until it’s too late, that can have a profound effect on your life. Relationship themed OCD plagued me when I fell in love and when it was too late. I had already pushed the one person away … Continue reading Share Your Story

Put Pieces Together

https://videopress.com/v/54qKIvrx?preloadContent=metadata For years, I didn’t think growing up in a single parent household had any effects on me because what difference did I know? I had a fantastic, loving mother who gave us a great life!Then I tried to commit to someone and struggled. My heart went straight to my dad and I knew I … Continue reading Put Pieces Together

Struggles Shape You

We should be encouraging people to dig into their struggles for that is what shows us the way out! We struggle for a reason, facing friction when there is something blocking us from being our true selves, and we all deserve to look into that in order to be who we truly can be! It … Continue reading Struggles Shape You

OCD Anxiety Wave

Ride up and down the worry hill. This is a sheet that was given to me in OCD therapy to explain the nature of the work we would be doing. OCD is all about a thought making us anxious and us doing things to get rid of the thought. Makes sense, right? Don't like what … Continue reading OCD Anxiety Wave

The Times Have Caught Up to Me

When panic strikes, what do you do? I have been here before and I know how this feels. Since Sunday I have felt a shift in my moods and my underlying anxiety rose to a new level. Can't eat, nauseous, sweating, heart racing, general feeling of unrest. Aware of this feeling of loneliness. Something is … Continue reading The Times Have Caught Up to Me

Mind-Muscle Dis(connection)-the stigma survives

OK so we talk about the mind-muscle connection as it relates to physical strength and deliberately contracting a muscle to help foster its repair, strength, and growth. I pose the question: “What is the difference between the phrase “mental health” and the phrase “physical health?” I mean, besides the one innocent word preceding the term … Continue reading Mind-Muscle Dis(connection)-the stigma survives

Ten Years to Wait

Ten years, yup you heard that correctly, 10; 1-0 years until I was properly diagnosed with OCD. They say that is the average! THE AVERAGE! That is a horrible statistic! People should be shocked when you say 10 years, not nod and say "sounds about right." We must do better. We must have more professionals … Continue reading Ten Years to Wait