A Therapist Signs Up For Therapy: Shame, Acceptance, Vulnerability

"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

Receive.

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.

Patience.

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.

Finding Self Compassion

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

Reflections of Myself: Past, Present, Future

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

What Vegetarianism Is Not

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

Writing + An Existential Crisis

They say the only cure to writer's block is to write more.  So, I'm going to try.  This feels like an oxymoron to me, because obviously if I didn't have writer's block I would write more. I have the desire to write, but when I sit down to write...nothing comes out.  Have I run out … Continue reading Writing + An Existential Crisis

Why I Deleted Facebook

A week ago, I deleted facebook and twitter off my phone. I've been having writer's block lately, as you may have noticed by the lack of posts. I don't know if it's a lack of inspiration, or adjusting to my new schedule from work, or what. But I found myself always checking facebook and twitter … Continue reading Why I Deleted Facebook

Why I Stopped Wearing My Fitbit

Hello, lovelies! It's March! It's so lovely outside these days. Spring is such a fun time of year - flowers, blue skies, everything turning green again, and warmer weather. I have always enjoyed taking long walks outside, especially with my puppy. Walking has become such an ingrained part of my well-being that I feel stressed … Continue reading Why I Stopped Wearing My Fitbit

Yoga Challenge: 10 Minutes A Day

Hello, lovelies! After my post last week about Yoga Teacher Training, I received some really thoughtful and encouraging comments. The yoga community I'm connecting with online has been so beautifully connected to my growth, and I take every inspiring word that is said to me to heart. Some of your thoughts on my post about … Continue reading Yoga Challenge: 10 Minutes A Day