"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! 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
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
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
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
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
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