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
Today JJ sent me a text that stated “You Are Loved”. Then he proceeded to ask me if I knew I was loved without having to do anything. He then asked each of our children the same thing. We had powerful conversation as a family about love. About understanding love and that true love is … More YOU ARE LOVED!
Last weekend I attended an amazing seminar titled, Queen of the Kingdom. It was just what I needed to put me back on track with self discovery and possibility. It was a seminar of 1500 woman from 28 different States. My week prior had been unusual, exhausting, and stressful. The morning of the first day … More I Am Becoming Wonder Woman
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!
I am discovering that the root of most of my feelings of sadness and fear come from not loving my self. I grew up hating my body, hating my mind, and feeling less than everyone around me. I was bigger then my older sister and bullied because of my size, so I believed there must … More Loving Self
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and it has been 3 years since I wrote my first blog for Beyond Abuse Essential Healing “Opening a Dialog About Abuse“. I have learned a lot about myself as I have opened up about my life. I am continually growing and discovering. The last several months have been difficult … More Everything that kills me makes me feel alive!
I’ve never been public about this until now…it’s safe now. Plus who doesn’t love a good juicy story with a happy ending? When I became single three years ago I had the very intense misfortune of dating not one, not two, but THREE men who were (according to my therapist) diagnosable narcissistic sociopaths. One relationship … More Lessons from an Anonymous Guest Blogger