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
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
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
I had a completely different blog post in mind when I sat down yesterday to hand write my post out before a tea date. I wanted to share other things with you, but I was pleasantly surprised last night when I turned on my laptop to discover a video that someone I admire posted online. … Read moreThe Power of Sharing your Vulnerability with Others
What do you see? #Compassion First I must ask..does it kill to be good ? Do you feel that you need to receive something back for doing a good deed? Hold that thought,We’ll come back to these questions in time. But for now, lets use our imagination.. Take a walk with me, lets go down … Read moreWhat do you see? #Compassion
My therapist recently recommended a book by Brene Brown called The Gifts of Imperfection, which was published in 2010. Brown is revered for her work in studying shame. I was recommended this book because I am constantly comparing myself to others around me. Friends my age are married with kids in houses they own. Other friends … Read moreWholehearted Living
What is the point of this life? Why do I do what I do? What would happen if I just quit today? Where is all this hard work leading to? . . . Those are some very deep and tough questions to answer. And. Well. I don’t know the answers to those questions (I don’t … Read moreAuthentic Love!