Music Speaks….Listen

After going to a Demi Lovato concert with a few friends last night, I realized how much music speaks to me and the world. Demi, as a 25-year old star, has battled depression, bipolar disorder, drug addiction, an eating disorder, and many other unfortunate, yet self-defining and influential struggles in her life. These struggles, mixed … Continue reading Music Speaks….Listen

Resilience

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

Push You Out, Pull You Back In

"...And got hands like an ocean. Push you out, pull you back in... Cause I got issues, but you got 'em too. So give 'em all to me and I'll give mine to you. Bask in the glory of all our problems 'cause we got the kind of love it takes to solve 'em..."           … Continue reading Push You Out, Pull You Back In

Positive Self Talk

Why is it so hard to believe others when they say how wonderful you are and how loving you are and how far you will go in life? Why can we only focus on who doesn't love us or what we are not, or where we fall short, or what's going wrong at that moment? … Continue reading Positive Self Talk

Driving in the Mountains

"Today I'm in the valley," I recently told a friend. I meant I was in the shadows, a little less bright driving along waiting until the sun peaked through again. The birds were still chirping, the wind was still blowing, and the sun never went away but from my perspective the sounds were lost, nature … Continue reading Driving in the Mountains

On the Road Again

Driving: my chill time, my reflection time, roll down the windows, sing, and just go. Never turning down the radio to hear how horrible I sound, but either singing at the top of my lungs, listening in silence, or just driving in silence. Drive. Forward. Fast. Free. When life feels like too much, I get … Continue reading On the Road Again

Murky Waters

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

Camouflage

Imagine you are frozen in time; sturdy, immobile, solid like a rock. Nothing can break you and you mold with your surroundings and life's events. You move freely with the current, bouncing off rocks as they come not trying to avoid, dodge, or hit them but rather letting things happen as the natural flow of … Continue reading Camouflage

Writings of the Day

By the time I turned around, I've forgotten to be. Running so far forward, away from pain, protecting myself from being hurt, trying to figure life out in a day. How exhausted these journeys make you. You stand there and you wonder, you walk, you run, and you think. Why doesn't it stop? But then … Continue reading Writings of the Day

The Wandering Girl

The girl who leaves a trail behind and forgets to take parts with her. This girl is working on her skills to notice her positive effects on certain people wherever she goes, but often times she isn’t fully able to take all the good along with her. Instead of seeing strengths, this girl silently and … Continue reading The Wandering Girl