I’m not OK. I look like I’m OK. But I’m not OK. I’m struggling. My thoughts are on a constant loop. The to-do list is longer than my baby’s growing body. Seemingly pointless things, but things that nevertheless need to be done. I’ve tried meditating. I’ve tried deep breathing. I’ve tried walking. Journaling. Listening to… Continue reading I’m not OK.
The negative self-talk loop is unrelenting. Most days, I can’t catch a break. Some days, I remember to employ strategies learned in therapy to negate and disprove negative thoughts, but lately, even that has only added to the stream of negativity that flows freely through my mind. At the root of all these thoughts: I… Continue reading The Negative Self-Talk Loop
It is almost impossible to ignore the political unrest in our country. Regardless of whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, I hope that we can all agree that what we are seeing unfold across the country is heartbreaking, shocking, and quite honestly, terrifying. If you’re anything like me, you have been obsessively scrolling… Continue reading Finding Peace in a Time of Unrest
It's in your grace where they learn to succeed. We all want to protect our children – it’s who we are as parents. They are your flesh, your blood, your sleepless nights, and all of your shining moments. Those kids sitting in front of you covered in jelly and powdered sugar – they are your… Continue reading Let Your Kids Fail
Recognizing and Quieting Your Comfort Zone Voice Just six days before beginning self-quarantine, I sat in the back row of an Isagenix Super Saturday – an event designed to educate, motivate, and inspire current and prospective enrollees. The room was full with people like myself, eager to learn about how to grow their business and… Continue reading Progress, Meet Comfort
You are not alone. Unless you are streaming television from a subscription service, you can’t escape the around-the-clock Coronavirus broadcasts. Last night, in a matter of five minutes, we watched the death toll increase by seven people. We turned off the TV and, instead, watched as two fire trucks and an ambulance pulled into our… Continue reading It’s OK to Feel Moments of Hopelessness
In July 2009, I was on a plane on my way to Spain. I was running away from another failing relationship, spending money I didn’t really have to spend, and hiding from the truth I would only come to recognize six years later: I needed to change my life. I was passing the time by… Continue reading Transformation 2020 – Step 2: Examine Your Values
Let’s be honest. 2019 was rough. Based on the posts, funny memes, and comments I see as I scroll through FaceBook, most of you will agree. 2020 cannot get here soon enough. For many, midnight on New Year’s Eve ushers in a new beginning, a new year, a new chance at life. If you’re anything… Continue reading What Does 2020 Look Like for You?
– and other lies I tell myself Meme Credit: Memes Monkey The pain is excruciating. I can barely breathe. It is so bad that I chose to take a painkiller today – something I don’t ever do because I hate painkillers. I hate the way that painkillers change my mood. I hate how they make… Continue reading My Chronic Pain is Manageable
To The Man Stranded at the Gas Station: I saw you when I first pulled in. You were pacing around the gas station, phone in hand, anxiously scrolling. It was clear that you were making phone calls, and whoever you were calling wasn’t answering. I watched you approach another man exiting the gas station store.… Continue reading See the Need. Be the Change.