Letting Go to Allow

I was always hesitant to let go of certain things because my heart was still in it, but when I began reading, I noticed that letting go is selective and purposeful. It is A. helpful to do with certain things that might be holding you back and B. a way to open yourself up to … Continue reading Letting Go to Allow

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

Heart’s Chambers

Letting life work its magic. Time. Allowing. Trusting. Releasing. Being the strong one. Honor myself. Honor others. Where does that leave me? Feeling strong or feeling bereft? Feeling empowered or feeling cracked? Exhausted. Dejected. Empowered. Conflicted. Feelings for those who aren't ready, when I, for once, am. Surprised by my own melting, my own willingness, … Continue reading Heart’s Chambers

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

Mirrors

Self-Identity Look in the mirror. Who do you see? How do you see yourself? Are you defined by what you do, or what you have, or where you grew up? Do you use certain words to describe yourself? Do you let others define who you are, how you see yourself, or what you do? In … Continue reading Mirrors

Be Self-Aware and Ask “Why?”

Sometimes people ask me how I handle my OCD and anxiety so well. My therapist said I was impressive, highly aware, and in tune with myself and my thoughts. Someone asked me if I was a therapist after the OCD support group I go to because "I was aware and had a knack for talking … Continue reading Be Self-Aware and Ask “Why?”

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