A few weeks ago, it hit me. Frustration took over. Fatigue took over. Distraction ran every moment. Sadness took root. Hopelessness filled my heart. Confusion filled my mind.
I was depressed. For no apparent reason, I was here again. At least the third time this year. A season I am tired of revisiting, of reliving, of fighting repeatedly. Continue reading “10 Ways to Get Through Depression”
In life, we experience a range of emotions – from sadness to joy, disappointment, anger, elation, anxiety, fear, content, and countless others.
When we are in the midst of emotionally heavy situations – such as presidents who evoke evil, coworkers who stomp on our last nerves, illness, job loss or stress, it can be easy to try to “get over” your feelings so you can continue to function. Continue reading “How to Allow Yourself to Feel”
So today I’m going to get personal. I’m going to try to be brave. I’m going to speak my truth. I’m going to free myself.
Every once in a while, I suffer from depression, anxiety takes over my mind, body, and soul, and my insecurities keep me from being who I long to be.
Day by day, I’m making an effort to push through, to see the beauty in the struggle, to discover what it looks, feels and tastes like to be me. Continue reading “Discovering, Becoming My True Self”
Life is a beautiful mix of pain, joy, the unknown, what we can see and can’t, life-changing moments, heart-shattering experiences and divine miracles.
Over the last few years, life has tried to break me with one family death after another, my brother going to prison, financial lack like I’ve never experienced before, intense depression and anxiety.
I’m relieved to say that the long, dark, treacherous storm is over! A rainbow of love, peace, comfort and strength surrounds me, the sun is shining bright, and everything is looking good! Continue reading “How I’m Taking My Life Back”
You have probably heard that “diamonds are created under pressure” or that pearls are formed due to an oyster’s response to a foreign object/irritant (usually a parasite) in its shell.
Beautiful things, rare things, valuable things are born of uncomfortable, painful situations and experiences.
This is a part of life. It often takes struggle, heartache, destruction, dysfunction and brokenness to mold or build something great, unique, amazing, new, life and world-changing. Continue reading “Discovering Purpose Through Your Pain”
So often, we hide from our emotions. We push them in the back of our throats, squeeze our eyes as tight as we can to trap tears, and tuck our humanity away in a box, adding to the collection of “things” we “can’t” or won’t deal with.
Whether we’ve lost a loved one, someone said the wrong thing at the wrong time, or we’re having a rough day, it’s difficult to give ourselves the time, space and energy necessary to sense, exist in the moment, to sit with what is, isn’t and will be. Continue reading “How Allowing Myself to Feel is Helping Me Heal”