We’ve all heard the adage about consistency being the key to success. Any success, in any area. Consistency is key. I’m here to say something that may shock you. As controversial as it may be, I am going to take one for the team and say it….. Consistency is hard!! Maybe too hard. Inconsistency on … More Consistently Inconsistent
I am 49 years old (closing in on 50 in March) and even though science says we stop having physical growth spurts when we are teenagers I hope that I’ll continue to have mental, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual growth spurts until the day I die. I feel that a growth spurt is on the horizon. … More Growth Spurt
I saw this quote a while back from Dr. Rebecca Ray. It stayed with me. I’ve traveled back to it time and time again because I’m not a natural sitter. What is IT? A problem, a trauma, pain, confusion, hurt, frustration indecision…anxiety. The quote is powerful. Take a look. “Sit with it. Sit with it. … More Can You Sit With It?
Those of us living with mental illnesses work hard every single day to manage our disorders. Most of us find our own personal way and hopefully end up having more good days than bad. I have found what works for me and these practices have allowed me to make massive positive changes in my ability … More $hitty Moments.
*Originally written and posted on The Mighty in 2017* When you grow up surrounded by addiction, you take notice. You see things in others and in yourself that some people might miss. You learn quickly addiction is not always black and white. A lot of addiction lies in the gray area of life. When I … More Why I Choose to be Sober
The other day I was speaking with a friend about living with a mental illness. I have OCD. She does not. She is incredibly supportive. She promised that she was not judging me and that she would always ask questions to learn more and try to understand as much as she could. She said she … More I Believe You
Last year I read a book by Nancy Levin called ‘Jump and Your Life Will Appear’. It was fabulous. As with all self-help books, there are short snippets from others who have jumped and the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of it all. One person shared about purchasing a ring for herself as a reminder of all … More A Different Kind of Promise Ring
It’s been a while. Two years, I think. Maybe three? Wow. When I decided to rejoin the blogging world the first thing that I hoped for was that I would find all the same lovely ‘faces’ and that this amazing community of writers, creators, artists, photographers, and soulful sharers would all still be here for … More Long Time, No Type