This past Sunday I was on my way to pick up my kids from their dad’s when I stopped to get gas, a mundane activity for most, but typically a stressful one for me–stressful due to my own procrastination. I rolled into the gas station as my dashboard informed me that I had ONE mile left to … More Running on Empty
When I moved into my new place almost a year ago, my kids were excited about a lot of things: the second floor, the swing set in the backyard, the number of dogs in the neighborhood, the kids next door and the fact that there was an ice cream shop and multiple playgrounds within walking … More Monsters, Magic and Dirty Laundry
This past weekend I had the pleasure of hearing Glennon Doyle Melton, author of Carry On, Warrior, speak at a local church. If you don’t already know and love Glennon, check her out. She is a tiny woman with a giant presence. The type of person who just kind of radiates light and positive energy. … More Me too. Me. Too.
There is a part of me that so badly wants to say: Fuck 2015! Good riddance! 2015 was a no good, rotten, ugly year that I never want to think about again. But the reality is that although it was by far the most challenging of my short 34 years, it was also very much … More Thank You, 2015.
FEAR, perfection, anger, resentment, control, playing the victim, depression, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety…those words are what filled my life up until recently. I best describe it as mental slavery as I could not get out of my own head. I grew up in a great family, always had lots friends and was very social. But … More My Truth. My Life. Written by an Anonymous Guest Blogger
Straight A’s, varsity high school athlete, full college scholarship, Master’s degree, avid volunteer, successful career, proud homeowner and Postpartum Depression…one of these things does not belong. Or so I thought… I was newly married when I had my first baby at the young age of 25. My sister had given birth about six weeks earlier … More The Heavy and Unexpected Burden of Postpartum Depression written by an Anonymous Guest Blogger
“Every day when I open my eyes now, it feels like a Saturday Like the lift of a curse, got a whole different person inside my head No more trudging around, stony-eyed through the town like the living dead Who’s to say how it goes, all I know is I’m back in the world again.” … More Back in the World Again written by a guest blogger
Do you remember playing the game Chutes and Ladders as a child? For those of you with a deprived childhood, Chutes and Ladders is a board game where the objective is to reach the finish line first. The catch is that you can land on special squares that either have ladders, which allow you to skip … More The Importance of Self Love and My Lack of It
I’m not crazy or suicidal. It’s not that bad. But don’t you want it to be better? There are actually very few people who I know who I don’t think would benefit from therapy at some point in their life. Therapy doesn’t have to be only for those who are fighting severe mental illness, therapy … More Why aren’t you going to therapy? (The myths and stigma of therapy)
This past week I was very lucky to have a few days alone. I used that time to get a few things done around the house, interview (yay!), catch up on sleep and reconnect with a few friends. I happen to have worked with all four of these amazing people in the past, but they … More The Importance of Connecting