One week into Health Goals Fall 2017…

First, Thursday is a weird day to be writing these updates, so after this I’ll be switching to Sunday or Monday. So, expect to hear more about this week then. So, a week ago I wrote about how I was going to shift my focus until at least the end of October to taking care [...]

Quick Take: Feeling my feelings but not getting stuck in them

It's my rest day, and I'm really trying to embrace all that that is coming to mean in my life. I feel like I am approaching a baseline state emotionally after the tempest of the past couple weeks, but am not fully out of the woods, so I am being extra intentional about using this [...]

On Matching the Recovery to the Work

I'm super tired lately, and feeling intense effects of that on my physical and mental well being, but it's also good, because I have a tendency to go all in headfirst and overload and overwhelm and burn out and quit, and I'm learning to recognize what my body and mind need vs what I want, [...]

Momming with Mental Illness

Hey Y'all! I've decided to begin a series on how my mental illness interacts with my parenting in different areas. I figure that if i am facing these challenges, I can't be alone, and maybe sharing how I struggle and how I cope will encourage and embolden others. Maybe there will even be a few [...]

If it IS Broke…

***Fitness post! *** I came back from vacation ten days ago frustrated literally to tears with where I found myself on this journey toward my health and fitness goals. I'd worked out consistently at full effort for six weeks, and eaten real whole foods at least 70% of the time. It would be entirely reasonable [...]

Knowing where I am so I can see where I’m going. (part one)

I'm making an attempt to see situations that challenge me mentally and emotionally as opportunities. Opportunities to better understand myself, my illness, where I'm at with my illness, opportunities to help loved ones understand those things better, opportunities to see if I'm ready to test my limits or if I should respect them right now. [...]

His Power, My Weakness

That's what this week has been all about.  I knew something was off when I came out of therapy on Monday night feeling dejected. It was a very good session, with lots of me getting to share victories and growth and a lot of positivity- there's no reason I should have felt down. Tuesday I [...]

Overtired

I had something more fun I wanted to write about today. It was gonna be funny and insightful and, hopefully inspiring. It still will be, when I write it. But today, I need to be real about a different topic, and maybe it'll still be inspirational, but in a different way. Maybe it'll make you [...]

Shame and saying no

I hate saying no. It makes me literally sick to my stomach. I'm an extreme people pleaser by nature, and I hate disappointing anyone, maybe partly out of fear that I'll lose their love or affection. That has been magnified during this season of struggling more intensely with my mental health. Sometimes I have to [...]