My Heart Hurts

“Grief is the response to loss, particularly the loss of someone to which a bond or affection was formed. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, cultural, spiritual and philosophical dimensions.”  – Wikipedia I haven’t been here before. I’d like to say that all the hurt,Continue reading “My Heart Hurts”

Perspective is Powerful

I had big plan for this year; a vision of starting a new decade with purpose and passion, and making shit happen in significant ways – no more talking about it, no more thinking about it, no more making plans. It was going to be the year I stopped standing in my own way. ItContinue reading “Perspective is Powerful”

I Want To Be Free

“What good are wings without the courage to fly?” -unknown Fear of the unknown is natural, yet I’m quick to overthink and often resist change, while also wishing life could be easier or make more sense. I want to stop spending so much time searching for reasons and answers in everything. Maybe sometimes shit justContinue reading “I Want To Be Free”

One of Those Days

“You can feel good in contrast to the hard times you’re in.” -unknown Today was one of those days where fear, uncertainty, and exhaustion took over, and I cried. . . and cried. . . and cried. I’m so tired of life being hard. I’m tired of feeling like I’m always surviving, adapting, shifting, andContinue reading “One of Those Days”

Manifest Your Dreams

I believe in the law of attraction. I’m talking about mindset, visualization, energy, and the belief that what you desire can become a reality. Every day when I wake up I breathe deeply and tell myself I’m excited about the day and thankful for another opportunity to live my life, and that energy sets meContinue reading “Manifest Your Dreams”

Show-up for Yourself

Do you consider the heart of people when you meet them? We live in a culture where appearance is valued over substance, and we’re living in an era where everyone presents only the best of their life on social media, creating a false reality that’s used as a benchmark for unhealthy expectations and self-destructive comparison.Continue reading “Show-up for Yourself”

Internal Journey

As the external uncertainties in life continue (coronavirus numbers climbing, black lives matter protests, social distancing, working from home, the delayed return to school for our kids, travel restrictions, and our fragile economy), I’ve been thinking a lot about all the aspects of life that we take for granted, the ways we live on autoContinue reading “Internal Journey”

Faking Happiness

Even if “faking happiness” doesn’t become the title of my book, it’ll definitely be a major theme since it’s the foundation of most of my heartache, and the way I approached living starting as young adult. I became a master of secrecy and pretending for the ability to appear happy, and over time developed aContinue reading “Faking Happiness”