Signs or Just Coincidence?

When you keep seeing the same things in life, is it a sign or just coincidence? When you keep having similar dreams, do they mean something or is it just happenstance? How do you know? When you plan to move and a global pandemic leaves you "stuck" and unable to make moves, there must be … Continue reading Signs or Just Coincidence?

“Signs” in the Universe Teach Gratitude

The other night I lay wide awake at midnight, well past my bedtime, stuck in a spiral of thoughts about the past. I wondered: If your heart hurts, do you swallow the pain and say "it will be ok?" or do you express yourself? Do you put a bandaid on the wound and pray it … Continue reading “Signs” in the Universe Teach Gratitude

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

Decisions

Lately I have been having trouble making some decisions. It can be so easy to convince yourself something is not right...or even, right. This is why it can be so hard. Pro and con lists help but when you mix in anxiety around making a decision, you can find the pros of the cons and … Continue reading Decisions

Love

Inspired by the pain of depression and the diagnosis of OCD during a relationship I still carry with me. One thing I need you to know which is 100% true, Is my anxiety struck me so hard because of how much I love you. Terrified of that strong of a feeling I had never felt … Continue reading Love

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

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?