"If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive." - Brené Brown I've been a mental health therapist for over three years now; a licensed one for over a year. I love what I do. I find that people thrive the most when they are validated and their … Continue reading A Therapist Signs Up For Therapy: Shame, Acceptance, Vulnerability
I've always loved to read books. The first time (yes, first time) I read The Hunger Games trilogy, I read them in 3 days. I usually read books quickly. But in 2016, I slowed down a bit in my reading game. I suspect that completing a yoga teacher training had something to do with this, but … Continue reading Receive.
Patient - "bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint; not hasty or impetuous; steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity". (Definition found here.) It's been a while since I've blogged, guys. 2016 is over. My yoga teacher training is complete. Donald Trump was elected President (which I started a blog about, but never finished. If … Continue reading Patience.
Hello, lovelies! I apologize for the lack of post last week. My husband and I were unplugged and in Colorado. Our bucket list is to see all the National Parks. We started last year with Glacier National Park and have already been to Big Bend National Park in 2016, too. For our summer vacation, we … Continue reading Fresh and Clean Camping Tips + Colorado Road Trip
Hello, lovelies! Well, it's been over a month since I last wrote a blog post for you all. I have no real reason for this. I have a lot of excuses I could make, but I'm not going to rely on them. It HAS been a busy month. I started my yoga teacher training in … Continue reading Finding Self Compassion
For the past seven days, I've been at a loss for what to say. A week ago, I woke up and found out that 49 people were killed in a gay club in Orlando, Florida. And my heart broke. It continues to break. What does one say in the light of such tragedy? I remember Columbine. … Continue reading Guns & Shootings Vs. Empathy & Love
Hello, lovelies! As you know, I am about to embark on the journey of yoga teacher training. It starts in 19 days! I'm feeling like I'm not adequate. That my yoga isn't "advanced" enough. That I'll be the "worst" yogi there. My yoga teacher assures me that these fears and worries are normal; that these … Continue reading A Whole Month of Yoga: Reflections
Hello, lovelies! I know I've mentioned Kathryn Budig's book Aim True before and how influential it has been to me during writer's block. In it, she challenges her readers to write their body a love letter. So Friday, on my day off, I sat on my balcony with my journal and I wrote. I wrote a … Continue reading Dear Body: I Love You.
Hello, lovelies! I've been reading Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume lately. I started a reading challenge with my best friend and her husband at the beginning of the year. One of the requirements is a middle grade novel. I read those all the time as a YA lover, but have never … Continue reading Reflections of Myself: Past, Present, Future
Hello, lovelies! Today's post will be short but sweet. Ever since starting this blog, I tossed around the idea of getting published on other sites, magazines, and other written word platforms. I was unsure of where to start and seriously lacking the confidence to do this. So, I just continued to write posts for my … Continue reading What Vegetarianism Is Not