Grace and Self Care… Figuring Out Balance (Always)

So… I’ve been processing and thinking through things.  I have been loving giving myself grace.  Through that, I have actually been sleeping better at night (well, also essential oils and melatonin make a huge difference), and I have been sleeping … Continue reading

Mental Health is a Dance

After a week of over-thinking, it has been soooo nice to just rest AND be somewhat busy to get out of my head. Friday was town day, Saturday and Sunday I did cleaning and food prep, and  Sunday night was … Continue reading

Remembering the Good About Joey (My Big Brother)

My friends lost their mother a few months ago.  Since then, they have been so vulnerable in sharing about their feelings as they grieve and about how amazing she was.  Reading all that they have written has solidified a few … Continue reading

What I love, like, dislike, and am working through

Gosh.  This week has been long.  And tough.  And helpful.  And growth-producing.  And strengthening. I wasn’t deeply depressed.  I wasn’t hopeless or suicidal.  I just struggled a bit.  I just wanted to sleep all the time.  Struggled with doing things … Continue reading

Peeling Off Layers

Sometimes I hate my brain.  Well, often I hate my brain. I have been doing super well (for about a year).  These past few weeks/month I have been doing exceptionally well. I have also been super perfectionist.  More than normal. … Continue reading

Perfectionist Mind

I kind of feeling alllll over the place mentally/emotionally these days.  One day I’ll be feeling at complete peace and have lots of joy.  The next day I’ll be down and worn.  That was yesterday. On days like yesterday, I … 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

Vision

Last Thursday night was so fun. I was invited to and went to a night where we learned about goal setting and creating vision for our life. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect but it was pretty great. I … 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