September is Suicide Awareness Month which always causes me to reflect on my own journey. I want to acknowledge that as I write this it is not from my journals, but my memory, so my timelines may be skewed. My first suicidal thoughts I remember having where in High School, but then I got involved … More Suicide Awareness
Prologue: I believe people are placed in our path to bless our lives and the lives of others. Earlier this month I meet two incredible women that invited me to eat lunch with them at a seminar. It was a delight to share of their spirits as we shared out stories. Alison, graciously offered to … More Feel it as well
Poetry is written and owned by Warrior. For permission to use email firstname.lastname@example.org for permission to use) Trigger Warning: Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. If you need immediate assistance call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. For a … More To the Broken
Trigger Warning: This post is all about triggers. Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. An Emotional Trigger is a response to a person, situation, event, that provokes a strong emotional reaction. For some people, an upsetting or stressful life event, such as … More Let’s Talk About Triggers
It starts with a little disappointment followed by self doubt. Then something else goes wrong and once again I feel the sadness overwhelm me and the darkness creep in. As I finish the work tasks for the day I am exhausted. I forget to do my nightly self care which for me includes doTerra essential … More Working through the darkness quicker
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!
As I was working out yesterday, I was disappointed at my results. My recovery from my knee surgeries has taken it’s toll on my body. My strength and endurance are not where I was hoping to be at this point. As I stated the number of pushups JJ said, “Do it without putting yourself down.” … More I AM ENOUGH! NEW YEAR – NEW POSSIBILITIES
I love November and focusing on what I am grateful for. I never thought I would say this since being grateful when in an anxious or depress state is not always easy. I am grateful for my trails. As I have overcome my trails I have gained strength, healing, knowledge, and gratitude. I am grateful … More Beyond Grateful!
Today it has been seven weeks since my right knee replacement and two weeks away from my left knee replacement. As I reflect back, it has been a very emotional journey. There was anxiety going in to the surgery even though I had a plan. I had researched and written a protocol to support my … More Rising out of the Darkness: Recovering from Surgery
Trigger Warning: Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. I show people I love and care about them by serving them. I love sharing my talent of cooking and baking to serve others as well as share my time … More Fear, Failure, and the Future
Trigger Warning: Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 Warrior started being bullied in 6th grade at which time she became suicidal. Add on top of that, puberty triggering a chemical imbalance. I was … More Warriors Fight
Depression – sadness; gloom; dejection. A condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal; sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason. These feelings of depression, deep sadness and self-doubt manifests in different ways for different people. It also manifests differently for the same person. For me there are times the simplest of … More Supporting Feelings of Sadness, Despair & Self-Doubt with Essential Oils
Trigger Warning: Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. I am on the path of self discovery and healing but sometimes I get triggered and the depression takes over. I often have circular thinking where I spiral downward to … More My Mental Closet
Trigger Warning: Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. Everyone has his or her own journey. We each have our own triggers and interpretations of life. My intent is to add in the healing process not cause anxiety or pain. … More Happy Holidays? NOT More Like Traditions and Triggers!
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
Trigger Warning: This post is all about triggers. Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. Big or small, often or rare triggers are real and can be debilitating. The term trigger is used to refer to experiences that “re-trigger” … More Triggers
by S.D. Burt What’s wrong with me? My child asks. Why am I the one who is picked last? I do what you taught me putting others first. But tell me momma, why am I treated worse? If I did unto others as they do to me, What kind of person would I end up … More What’s Wrong With Me?
In 2007, while taking a life course I was learning new ways of seeing the world, my past, my depression, my anxiety, my weight issues and more. I was finding the balance that I had been missing in my life. That was when I was first introduced to energy work and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). … More Returning to Balance – Remembering Wholeness
As I look in the mirror what do I see? A broken image looking back at me. I see my imperfections, faults, and weaknesses. I have spent the majority of my life comparing myself to others and finding reasons why I am not as desirable, lovable, or as good as someone else. I have also … More Broken Image