Time Passes Anyways

Whether you focus on it or not, the time passes. Whether you spend the day upset, or feeling on top of the world, the seconds, minutes, and hours go by. Why not make it worth it?Why not focus on positive emotions and gratitude?Why not be present when that is really all you have at the … Continue reading Time Passes Anyways

Speak Up

Talk about your struggles. Talk about your fears. Talk about your hang ups. Talk about your anxieties. Talk about your emotions. Talk. Why would you stay silent? Shame? Fear? Guilt? There's only one thing that happens when we stay silent...we hurt more. We struggle internally. We fight ourselves, and others. Nothing feels right. Whether your … Continue reading Speak Up

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

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”

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

Daily Anxieties

Whether or not you have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or anything of the like, doesn't mean that you are not struggling right now. It doesn't take away from the realness or the validity of anything you are experiencing. We are all struggling. Every day feels the same. We are in a cycle of … Continue reading Daily Anxieties

Identify the Speakers

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?

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

Words on a Page

It is amazing that when you pick random letters, selected out of a pre-determined set of lines connected in ways to form a collection of 26 "letters" known as the alphabet, you can make words. These words can be used in ways that hurt people, motivate people, enrage people, and even love one another. The power of words is … Continue reading Words on a Page