Saying “Goodbye” to Negative Self-Talk
Our words matter – what we say to others and what we say to ourselves. I noticed this morning that the little voice in my brain was insisting that I wasn’t good enough, doing enough, smart or focused enough to accomplish my goals; that I am fat, boring and unlovable. I know I’m not the… Continue reading
Access – Not Granted for Everyone
I’ve touched on this before, but there was a time in my life where I gave everyone mental access to me. It was like I was hungry for attention, for affection, for validation… and it didn’t matter if the source of it was healthy. That was a particularly exhausting chapter of my life. Not only… Continue reading
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… Continue reading
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… Continue reading
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… Continue reading
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… Continue reading
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… Continue reading
I am a lover of self-improvement and creativity. This blog represents my healing journey and I created it with the hope that it will create connections and help you (and me!) feel less alone.