The Importance of Space; Creating it and Making it
In this post, I shared that I was figuring out what “focusing on myself” means for me. My therapist had provided me with several examples of what her other clients had been doing and I resonated with quite a few of them, realizing that I was already doing a lot of self-focus rather unconsciously. I…
One Battle at a Time
In quiet moments, I reflect on how different life feels; how different I feel. I am not going to provide the history of the past 4 years – you may certainly check out prior posts for those details – but just since September 2022 I’ve moved past: …and I’ve moved into: It’s like the pieces…
Unapologetically ~ Focusing on Myself
Since last summer, my friends have been saying the same thing to me – “Focus on yourself.” Only this week have I been seriously pondering what this means. I even asked my therapist to help me define it, because it has to mean something beyond weekly foot soaks, daily moisturizing, and staying on top of…
Change is inevitable – growth is optional.
[[Candles available now at the Schenectady Trading Company – 609 Union Street, Schenectady, New York]] We can repeat the same behaviors throughout our lives or we can accept the fact that not all of them serve us. If certain actions or attitudes have only brought us stress, anxiety, sadness or drama – wouldn’t it seem…
Expect the Unexpected.
Since my first batch of Bad Bitch Magic candles, I’ve settled into my new life with minimal (and, at times, zero) grace. I felt compelled to use obsidian for my this batch, which makes sense because I’ve been thinking about my mom a lot this holiday season and have been struggling with feeling connected with…
We are coming up on the end of 2022 and all I can really say is that I survived it. I didn’t thrive, nor wow. I didn’t succeed or fail. I just…hung in here. I’ve been single since my separation at the end of July. I’ve talked to a few people and recently went on…
Words of Advice for a Younger Me
This blog post has been circling my brain for about a month now ~ perhaps it’s the fact that later this month I’m turning 39. I’ve been thinking about what I would tell my younger self and some of it is serious, some of it isn’t. Here’s a free-flow of my immediate thoughts: