May is Mental Health Month and although I know mental health/emotional health/mental wellbeing should be on the minds of everyone everyday of the year, I am also thrilled that there is a time dedicated to it solely. The only problem with one time dedicated to mental health awareness is that it keeps the stigma alive. … Continue reading Almost Mental Health Month
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
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
I woke up at 3:30am and since I felt a little restless, I immediately reached for my phone. But this time I took a second and I paused. This is not a good habit, I thought. We all reach to our phones way too often as a safety net, blocking out our feelings, and allowing … Continue reading Distractions
Never in a million years would any of us had imagined we would be in this situation: sitting at home, making rounds from room to room, working in pajamas, getting outside whenever we can, and wearing masks and gloves whenever we leave the house. Never in a millions years did I dream I would be … Continue reading Living in a Quarantine
The million dollar question! I just couldn't help but smile when I opened my Slack app and saw that typed out. Loaded. The question that has been my opponent for years and that I am just now getting a handle on facing. Fun fact: everyone has to face the unknown. The one constant thing is … Continue reading What a Question!
Those of us struggling with any mental health related issue often have trouble quieting the voices and listening to the heart's melody. In our quest to find ourselves we often carry around much of these heavy, empty feelings such as fear, unworthiness, and doubt. Be aware of how paralyzing these feelings are and be gentle … Continue reading What’s in your Suitcase?
It is literally the health of your brain not the health of your body...Where is the issue and why do these get treated so differently?
It's vicious. It's a cycle that is hard to get out of. It traps you. It is unfair but feels so appropriate. You roll the dice, move forward, but then the next time it's your turn you lose momentum and slide backwards to where you started. It becomes a tango, sliding forward and backward, excited … Continue reading Self-Blame Game