When my Depression Silences Me

The Cycle of Depressive Silence It’s been some time since I’ve seen symptoms of my depression. Recently, however, I couldn’t help but notice the old cycles of those symptoms reoccurring and reappearing. I’m sleeping for longer hours, isolating myself, feeling a great sense of irritation and hopelessness and lastly losing my sense of communication. Since … Read moreWhen my Depression Silences Me

Finishing Up Some Risky Business

We all make mistakes and take risks, I made one this week. It’s one to do with my ex-boyfriend who I’m not over and probably won’t be for a long time. It’s one that could have cost me all of the progress that I have made since the start of the year when I fell … Read moreFinishing Up Some Risky Business

Catalyst

All pain serves as a catalyst. Pain is either a catalyst for depression or a catalyst for action. Sorting through my mental file cabinet lead me to this discovery. I noticed a pattern behind many of my past challenges. Climbing out of adversity required a decision. The decision to leave toxic relationships. The decision to … Read moreCatalyst

I really want to love myself… Q&A

Q: “I really want to love myself, I hate depending on others to make me feel loved.” A:” You are unique Emma (not the real name). Unique in a way that only you can be! No one else in this world can be who you are. You have unique and beautiful qualities and perhaps you … Read moreI really want to love myself… Q&A

You ARE Good Enough

  Every time I look in the mirror I have so many self destructive thoughts. I wonder what people see in me and is it as bad as what I see? Yet, people tell me I have so much positive energy about me, I’m so outgoing and full of confidence and it’s what gives me … Read moreYou ARE Good Enough

Meditation Monday: Tapping-The Emotional Freedom Technique

We all have stress and fear. It’s part of the human experience. Some people handle it well or, if you’re like me, you can be a basket case sometimes. Everyone tells you to just “let it go” or “stop worrying”. Well, it’s easier said then done. What if I told you, there was a technique … Read moreMeditation Monday: Tapping-The Emotional Freedom Technique

Freedom is truth without shackles

PAIN is the manifestation of change. As someone suffering from two autoimmune diseases: Ulcerative Colitis and Enteropathic Arthritis, I have dealt with pain and discomfort throughout my life. Pain has the ability to force change and movement. There are usually two destinations of this movement: light and darkness. Pain can be the result of an action or inaction. It can be physical or … Read moreFreedom is truth without shackles

Codependency; the story of how we lost and regained our power.

Have you ever had a once in a lifetime opportunity presented before you, and you didn’t take it? How about just any opportunity? The second question is easy; the answer, a resounding YES. The first question is a little harder to discern, people have different interpretations of what that means. Most of our opportunities are … Read moreCodependency; the story of how we lost and regained our power.