I have this tendency where I try to predict the future in order to reduce the unexpected. Though helpful in (rare) emergencies, it keeps me constantly guarded and ready to defend. My brain likes to think too fast and anticipate too much. I’ve told you my word of 2018 is JUMP, and that means more … Continue reading Holiday Appreciation & Thankfulness
We are officially in the mist of the holiday craziness. Instead of the letting the stress takeover, I’m using this time to get my mindset rock solid. Being in recovery means having more freedom, and freedom comes with a lot of responsibility. What’s coming up this weekend for you? Parties? Work potlucks? Happy Hours? My … Continue reading Planning for Success: Triggers, Pressure & Holiday Craziness
I had a realization this past weekend. I build a wall as a means of self-protection. I tend to lead from a place of defense, independence, and determination. I'm prepared to protect myself at all times and I hold a very high standard/expectation that I can do everything for myself. While I admire this quality … Continue reading Self-Protection, Balancing Independence & Letting him be the Man
There are the typical fears of heights, blood, spiders, etc; but today I'm going to discuss one of my deeper rooted fears. One that I didn't notice immediately and disregarded until I came face-to-face with it a few weeks ago (read about that here). Out of all of the fears I've overcome in the past … Continue reading Love, Unknowingness & Embracing the Fear of Losing Control
There are thousands of thoughts that zoom through our brains daily. Decisions, ideas, rationalizing, emotions, and judgements. This is the first time I was hyper-aware of the judgements to myself and others.
Do you find it difficult to say 'no'? Is it hard for you to say 'no' to someone without having to justify it? Does the phrase 'people pleaser' resonate with you? If so, WELCOME & please keep reading. Everyday we wake up with a certain amount of time and energy, it's up to us to … Continue reading Practicing the Art of Saying No
As a millennial woman, I know the comparison game very well. Most of us put on some type of persona when out in public and ESPECIALLY on social media. I'm definitely guilty of scrolling through peers and influencers profiles. I would ask myself: How are they living this lavish life full of materialistic things, travel, perfect … Continue reading Changing Your Perspective: Comparison
Boundaries are the guidelines we're consciously aware of or make known to let our friends, family, co-workers, peers and strangers know how we want to be treated and set expectation levels. Ultimately, our boundaries align closely with our values to lets others know what is okay & not okay. Setting boundaries can help you feel … Continue reading Setting Boundaries with Those you Love
Have you ever had an un-explainable moment where something or someone suddenly appeared in your life at the right time? This happened to me last week, someone from my past reappeared in my life after three years of not communicating. It was my ex-boyfriend – for the purpose of this post we’ll call him ‘John’. … Continue reading Right Place, Right Time? Reconnecting with your Past
One of the most important aspects of my life is my friendships and connections, but it can be hard to make new connections. See my experiences when expanding my friendship circle, reconnecting with friends from the past, and strengthening my current relationships.