I AM that I AM. I am what I think and believe. That which we affirm becomes our reality. When we change our thoughts we change our reality. If our affirmations are: I am fat, I am unworthy, I am stupid, I am unwanted, I am useless, I am………. our mind believes us. This is … More I AM that I AM
Anxiety, Depression, and our own internal dialog often paint the way we see ourselves. We compare our worst against others best. We define ourselves by our perspective of celebrities, airbrushed models, and the lives we see on social media. I am grateful for the following perspective: Life is about learning and growth. We learn … More I AM ENOUGH Because I AM LIVE!
Having experienced verbal, sexual, emotional, and physical abuse, I often get lost in a pattern of negative thoughts and despair. One thing leads to another and I forget that I get to choose. I can’t cope with life. I start having nightmares about my X. I go into survival mode and everything seems hard. Sometimes … More Rising After the Darkness – The Secret of Thoughts
I have been fighting with writing this because I am still struggling with it. As I began counseling, my counselor ask if I had an Eating Disorder. My immediate response was an abrupt “NO! Does it look like I have an eating disorder?” (I have struggled with being overweight my entire life.) Then the questions … More What? I have an Eating Disorder?
Warning: Post contains information that may trigger some people, but I feel it is important to share. Recently I have been experiencing triggers that I have been working through in counseling. As I have exploring these triggers, some of the concepts I have learned have started making more sense to me. Our lives are full … More Interpretations from My Childhood – Want Me
Warning: Post contains information that may trigger some people, but I feel it is important to share. Growing up our family was close. We spent Sunday’s at my Grandparents with our Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. I have a lot of fond memories of those times. Being close does not however mean we were open in … More Opening Up – Having the Hard Conversations
I have lived in fear for as long as I can remember. Fear of reading in front of people, of being made fun of, fear of not fitting in, of not being loved, etc. For the last 16 – 17 years fear of X finding me, finding out I have children, not being able to … More Living through the Fear
With each blog I write, I want to start off by acknowledging that everyone has his or her own journey. Our experience may be similar but they are each unique. Even though many people could have been at the same event each person experiences and remembers those events through our own eyes and will recall … More Just Kidding – It Doesn’t Take It Away