Let’s Just Be Happy.

There have been many instances during this pandemic that I have seen people pushing to start businesses, take up new hobbies, work out, eat better, get fresh air, etc. If you want me to be honest, #issalot. I know that for some, this much needed time inside is allowing us to thrive into new topics…

Part 2: Accept Who You Are

To read the posts previous to this, please click the link for the A Journey Through Self and Part 1 posts! 🙂 In my first post, I talked about how I acknowledge currently. I feel like acknowledging an issue and actually accepting it as a reality are two very different things; two things that I…

What Happens When your Child Plays Favorites?

So, a couple weekends ago, my daughter was very sad about something. She is so much like me that it is almost irritating, because I constantly asked her what was wrong and she would say “nothing”, even though her face clearly was singing a different tune. I didn’t want to badger her; but I needed…

Part 1: Acknowledge Yourself and What You’re Going Through.

This is the first part of a blog series that I introduced back in September, titled A Journey through Self.  My goal for this series was to help acknowledge, accept and take accountability for the journey through learning more about myself, the good, bad and ugly, and finally finding a way to get through it…

My 2020 Word

I’ve seen several posts on Instagram or Twitter asking, “what is your one word for 2020?” I believe this has now taken place of your once dedicated resolutions. People aren’t setting resolutions, they are putting one word into the universe and moving towards living by that word. I decided to try that this year; instead…

…But Why NOT Me?

Don’t be alarmed, but writers are probably the most modest, and criticizing group of people I know. Even me, 4-time published author, will sit here and criticize myself like I am the same second grade poet that would write these random pieces that meant everything but would be self-conscious that someone hates it; and that…

A Journey Through Self.

I’m thinking of doing a series of blog posts dedicated to a series of things that I am wanting to rediscover about myself: Self-Acceptance Self-love Self-Acknowledgement Self-Esteem All of these things obviously have a common denominator; self. Ive realized throughout the year, my posts have somewhat dealt with a lot of what I’m going through…

Life After the Storm

Everyone has trials in life; and if you don’t, then I’d be hesitant to applaud you for never having a trying time in your life. But, again, it sounds like an exciting life. For those of us who have experienced any type of negativity in our lives, knows that at times it is hard to…

Choose. Yourself. Every. Time.

So, a lot has happened in the last 12 weeks or so, things that have made my begin a transition into a new chapter in my life that I am so excited for. It also taught me a valuable lesson about myself. So, in April, due to my own personal mental health, I took a…

“You Don’t Look Sick” – Why You Should Stop Saying This

A few weeks ago, I went to the doctor to discuss an extension on medical leave that I had. I had a conversation with him about what I was experiencing in relation to my depression and anxiety. During the conversation, he made a statement to me that sort of bothered me. He said “you don’t…