10 Lessons Learned

Sharing with you some of my most critical pieces of information I learned in therapy during my journey to mental health: Find a specialist. I put this as number 1 because it truly is the number 1 thing to do! I accredit all my success to my therapist now who knew how to tackle what I … Continue reading 10 Lessons Learned

Running a Marathon

Life is a marathon complete with all the pains, struggles, aches, bruises, victories, milestones, smiles, tears, support, and companions. If we try to sprint, we often get burnt out and it takes a while to build up the energy to get going again. But if we start out slow, keep a good pace, look at … Continue reading Running a Marathon

Lonely vs Alone

Have you ever stopped to think about the fact that there is a big difference between being lonely and being alone (solitude)? The difference is actually significant because one you can enjoy and learn a lot from, and the other stems from, and can cause discomfort, sadness, and depression. When you are in a crowd or with your … Continue reading Lonely vs Alone

Be your own author

Ever wonder how your life will turn out or why some people are fleeting while others stick around? Ever wonder if you have gotten to the conflict and are closer to the resolution, or if the recurring themes are unique to you? Life is a story and each one is different than the other. Each of … Continue reading Be your own author

Exercise is My Drug

Heart races. Sweat pours. Body aches. Burning sensation. Mind goes blank. World around me blurs. Can't see anything else; can't hear anything else...Focus. Determination. Sounds like a few things huh? Could be really bad spinning into a panic, a bout of anxiety with no place to go. Funny how the physical symptoms are so similar to … Continue reading Exercise is My Drug

Hide and Seek with Yourself

East coast to west coast and back again! Fun fact for everyone: you take yourself and your problems wherever you go! You are your shadow. Just in case you were wondering if traveling or picking up all your things and leaving offers you the grand escape.....it doesn't. On the plane, in the car, at the … Continue reading Hide and Seek with Yourself