Life Starts Now

When you let go and be,You allow what you can’t see. Energy shifts and magic flows,Hands off and the universe goes.It does it’s thing and each for a reason,Time and patience-gotta keep believin.As hard as it feels and as stuck as you get,There is so much in the works you haven't even met.Stay true to you … Continue reading Life Starts Now

Share Your Story

First opportunity to share my story and pay it forward. When you experience heartache and don’t know why until it’s too late, that can have a profound effect on your life. Relationship themed OCD plagued me when I fell in love and when it was too late. I had already pushed the one person away … Continue reading Share Your Story

Struggles Shape You

We should be encouraging people to dig into their struggles for that is what shows us the way out! We struggle for a reason, facing friction when there is something blocking us from being our true selves, and we all deserve to look into that in order to be who we truly can be! It … Continue reading Struggles Shape You

New Decade

I entered a new decade yesterday and it made me smileThinking about the last ten years and going out in style.From college to graduate school and entering working life,Crossfit to traveling, and watching my brother gain a wife.I fell in love, moved to Cali, and was diagnosed with OCD,Crushing my soul and living with pain … Continue reading New Decade

3 Letters with Impact

Three innocent letters that when put together encompassed so much pain yet so much potential. Sometimes people ask me how I felt when I was diagnosed and my answer is always "relieved!" The amount of emotional pain I was in was unlike anything I had ever experienced, and it had been almost ten years since … Continue reading 3 Letters with Impact

Excerpt about Therapy

Therapy for me was, and is, dare I say fun..wait what? Yes, I actually loved it. I mean, I loved the journey of it. Ok, let’s be honest, obviously it sucked... a lot. I cried for the entire session a majority of the first year I was there. I was extremely upset, heartbroken, and in … Continue reading Excerpt about Therapy

The Pain of Perfectionism

(Mind Blown) How true this is! When I was growing up I never considered perfectionistic to be descriptive of how I was behaving. I was an athlete, a student, a daughter, a sister, a friend. I was then a professional (still am!), a crossfit athlete, and a partner. Through each part of my identity I … Continue reading The Pain of Perfectionism

2019, Here We Go

Well It is officially 2019. What will you do with it? For me, 2018 was still a bit rough and full of getting over a broken heart, learning about myself, being comfortable with saying no, doing what I want, and being who I am without fear of losing people in my life. I lost friends … Continue reading 2019, Here We Go

Be Gentle with Yourself

I used to speak so poorly about myself, both to others and to myself, not realizing how damaging it is. "I am broken." "No one will love my when they figure out what goes on in my head." "Don't even try, it won't work." "You think you have a lot to work on, please, I … Continue reading Be Gentle with Yourself

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