Immense Joy

The definition of happiness is the quality or state of being happy… good fortune and pleasure. The definition of joy is the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation; something greatly … Continue reading

Two Week Meal Plan, August 25th through September 8th

School starts Monday and so does our meal plan! Actually I’m starting that tomorrow (Sunday). I planned on my phone this time around because it was just easier. So I’m just copying and pasting here! Dinners: Sunday, 25th- Braised lamb, … Continue reading

Meal and Movement Plan, Week of May 27th through June 2nd

We are able to eat just about every meal in the dining hall right now because it’s summer at camp!  Unfortunately, the food that is served isn’t typically the food that I need to be eating with my severe reflux. … Continue reading

Homeschooling with Mental Illness

Coming into this homeschooling journey, I knew that my anxiety and/or depression would pop up.  That’s just reality for me.  I knew that once the honeymoon phase started wearing off, I would probably start having anxiety again.  That’s just my … Continue reading

Living My Dream

In January I did a workshop where we determined our vision, and I had a really hard time seeing it.  I didn’t know how to verbalize my dreams because I just didn’t think it was an option so I kind … Continue reading

Balancing All the Things

If I’ve learned anything from Balance 365 that has changed my life, it’s that life is ever changing, and flexibility is key.  A phrase that we say a lot in the group is #allorsomething (instead of all-or-nothing).  It’s better to … Continue reading

Mental Stability by Living Out My Values

I had my three month appointment with my psychiatrist on Thursday. It’s always interesting to see her because somehow despite the fact that she sees a ton of patients and only sees me every three months, she remembers details about … Continue reading

I Have Come a Long Way

Yesterday something happened that was pretty stressful and brought me anxiety. In the past, I would have popped some Xanax and drank a bunch (sometimes at the same time… deadly combo). I realized last night that this isn’t even a … Continue reading

Thanksgiving 2018

I’m so happy to have my whole family together today.  Robert has been working so so hard, even on his days off, so it’s a miracle to have him home.  Also my parents will be here this afternoon to celebrate … Continue reading