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Preface – Week One

Hey all! So just to fill you all in, this is the first post of a mini weekly series that I’m creating documenting my accomplishments and shortcomings of training for my first half marathon. Yes, a half marathon. 13.1 miles of crazy, but considering it’s only a half marathon, I would like to think that … Read morePreface – Week One

Breaking the Silence Against Mental Health

I have learned a lot on my journey of self-awareness. It’s taken many days of battling with depression, grief, and shame with small breaks of crying, deep therapy, and breakthroughs. It’s been a difficult journey to get where I am right now, but I still have a lot of work to do. One of the … Read moreBreaking the Silence Against Mental Health

The Mental Health Game of Tag, You’re It!

I have been so lucky…the depression has been swept aside again (mostly). It’s a constant tug-a-war battle with the depression. There are good days, bad days, and mixed days. Heck, sometimes there are just days where I throw my hands up in the air and impatiently wait for a redo button to appear to try … Read moreThe Mental Health Game of Tag, You’re It!

Mental Health: The Apathetic Monster

Last week, I heard someone say they couldn’t understand why they’re anxious when they have a pretty good life. I hear a lot of people say that, or question their problem, because they seem to have a pretty good life. People always inquire why this or that celebrity committed suicide because they had a great … Read moreMental Health: The Apathetic Monster

Stepping Stones in Self-Growth

Since November of last year I have really began to grasp the severity and importance of mental health problems. I slowly became more comfortable discussing the stigmatized subject. With the help of a semi-traumatic event last November (and I’m not certain I’m dramatizing that either), I was pushed into advocating for mental health to be … Read moreStepping Stones in Self-Growth

The Power of Shame Resilience: Brené Brown’s on Shame, Connection, and Empathy

It’s been a couple of months since my therapist introduced me to Brené Brown. Her book The Gifts of Imperfection changed my life; it helped me understand how to sit with my vulnerability and discover my authentic self. After finishing that book, I scoured bookstores and online websites for more of Brown’s work. I found her book I … Read moreThe Power of Shame Resilience: Brené Brown’s on Shame, Connection, and Empathy

Looking back over 10 years of blogging life

How did you get into blogging? I got into it by reading excellent blogs and wanting to be part of the community. I was feeling sentimental and flipped back to 2007 – to read over some blogs I used to read 10 years ago. A couple of questions occurred to me and I wanted to … Read moreLooking back over 10 years of blogging life

MODERN DECEIT (short story)

Lucy wakes up every morning at 6:00 am. After brushing her teeth and drinking her coffee on the balcony, she wears her blue sports shoes, ties her dark hair up, and takes her three dogs, Dexter, Shep, and Tony, out on a run. They get out of the 23rd apartment, take the stairs down from … Read moreMODERN DECEIT (short story)

6 Essential Courses to Make You a Better Blogger

I’ve taken over 100 classes on Skillshare, and I must say, I’m obsessed. I love the idea of being able to learn something new in a weekend, or even in an hour! If you’re curious about which classes I took and my opinion on them, scroll down and see what my favorite Skillshare classes are for … Read more6 Essential Courses to Make You a Better Blogger