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When the Ebbs Flow

5 years in and it still happens.Yup our moods can change. They ebb and flow and the ebbs flow and will always ebb again.I have accepted that my mood can dip without notice, and I just have to be patient. Part of the nature of mental health is that it happens. You wake up one … Continue reading When the Ebbs Flow

Notice the Small Things

So often we can get caught up in wanting big changes and getting frustrated if they don't happen right away. Sound familiar? I know I feel that way sometimes. I feel that way now where I have become hyper focused on two changes that I want for my life that just don't seem to be … Continue reading Notice the Small Things

When Self Care Doesn’t “Work”

What does self-care mean to you?Is it fitness, books, music, outdoors, or a combo of a few?Hopefully it's something you have built into a habit,Nothing that you fade in and out of but rather enjoy it.Self care must be part of your day to day routine,Otherwise you feel burnt out, overwhelmed, and downright mean.I try … Continue reading When Self Care Doesn’t “Work”

Sanctuary

I have always loved driving, ever since I can remember.Freedom, control, changing directions, fast paced, open road.My car is my sanctuary. It is my place of safety, freedom, and peace. I sing like I am a pro, secretly wishing I was good at it (thinking I am good at it). Sometimes I drive in silence, … Continue reading Sanctuary

Timing

Clocks have two hands that we use to tell time,In a traditional sense they tell us the numbers on a circle that somehow relate to the world.These hands tell us when mealtime is, when we should wake up and when we should sleep; they give us guidance and a framework to live life by.However, the … Continue reading Timing

Life is Your Palette

I have had quite a few conversations lately with people who want to change certain things in their life or are facing certain decisions, and just say they don't know how to do it. I smile and say, "yes you do." We always think we don't know the answer, don't know the next move, don't … Continue reading Life is Your Palette

We All Struggle

The stigma around mental health is real. Is it really because of the term mental health? Two words makes everyone cringe, turn their heads, and never want to speak about something? I really have trouble believing that! Obviously it's not just that. It's what people think about when they hear the term mental health. It's … Continue reading We All Struggle

Growth

Growth. A word I wrote a few times in my journal over this last week. When I fell back into an anxiety spiral, I didn't let it consume me completely. I reached out to others and voiced how I was feeling, I forced myself into conversations that focused on anything but what I was thinking … Continue reading Growth

Root Cause

"Beneath every behavior there is a feeling. And beneath each feeling is a need. And when we meet that need rather than focus on the behavior, we begin to deal with the cause, not the symptom." I read that the other day and it was like "YES!" If you want to understand mental health, mental … Continue reading Root Cause

Self-Awareness

A word that keeps coming up in my life. Not something you can give someone but definitely something everyone needs and everyone can personally build. It pays off to be more self aware and yet it remains so easy to continue to distract, run, and ignore the need. Especially during a time like this, in … Continue reading Self-Awareness