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
This week has been tough so far. I have plenty of assignments to work on and tasks to accomplish, and this is normally all I need to get and stay motivated. Something about this week is different, though. I literally don’t want to do anything. Nothing. Especially not write this blog post. I told myself several times that I was not going to write this.
Before a year ago, I looked for approval, acceptance and confirmation of my value from outward sources – friends, family, male attention, my work performance, how others treated me and what they said about me.
This often left me empty, confused, emotionally unstable and insecure.
Last May, I started writing affirmations in my journal every Sunday then reciting them daily for the week. With each day, I could feel my confidence, self-worth and joy rise. Continue reading
We often count the days, weeks and months since we lost the ones we love, but it always feels like it just happened yesterday.
Have you ever been through the storm and could feel the sun, just for the clouds and rain to swiftly cover its glory? Have you ever felt like you were just starting to “feel normal”, then another blow to your heart brings you deeper into despair than before? Continue reading