Momming with Mental Illness: Holidays and Traditions

So, the holidays are a time with tons of activities and lots of people time, right? Well, ideally, but I am not anywhere close to an ideal place right now, and I still want to give my family an amazing season full of memories without setting myself back. Here’s how I have been working on [...]

Fall Health Goals Week Five

This week was crazy and wonderful and different, because Scott took the week off! It was wonderful beyond words, and though I’m a bit worn out in some ways, I’m renewed in others. Food: even with Scott home this week I are really well, and I’m proud of that! Only thing really of note is [...]

The strange dichotomy of personality and illness.

I started this last Friday, and I’m finishing on Monday, and it’ll be a slightly different post than I planned..because God is amazing with how He chooses to make His presence known. I’m so lonely. I miss my family, every single one of them. I miss my mama’s hugs, the way she loves my babies. [...]

Fall Health Goals Week 2

What a week! I am so glad I’ve made these changes! It’s still fairly early days to know all the benefits and effects, but I am so excited to share with you what I’m experiencing so far. First, I want to share about the aesthetic stuff that I am officially not focused on right now, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]