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
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
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… Continue reading
What can $450 do?
I’ve taken about 75% of the career coaching courses and have reviewed the first draft of my new resume, along with a few paragraphs of notations. (Please see my last post.) My biggest takeaway is that I spent $450 to realize that I am not a career-oriented person. I don’t understand the trending lingo or… Continue reading
“The best way to find out what we really need is to get rid of what we don’t.” – Marie Kondo
The past couple of weeks have been challenging for me because I fell into a cycle of restlessness and interrupted sleep patterns. As mentioned in my last post, sleep deprivation increases my anxiety and my anxiety increases my sleep deprivation. In these cycles, I begin to fixate on things. I refer to it as “spinning”… Continue reading
Sleepy Time Routines & Striving for Peace
For years, I’ve been yearning for a life free of prescriptive and/or addictive substances that act as a substitute for sleep, peace, and calm. I am not convinced that struggle and hardships beget success, that a person’s worth depends on their level of productivity, or that anyone should eat, sleep, breathe their ‘grind’ in order… Continue reading
Healing and getting to know myself – starting at the Root.
I can pinpoint exactly when my life shifted into a better gear: it was the morning immediately after I attended the journaling and meditation workshop I mentioned HERE. I woke up early and the first thing I did was reach for a recently gifted journal to write. For the first time in my life, I… Continue reading
What does healing look like? [A personal reflection.]
While speaking with a close friend, I couldn’t put my finger on a specific reason behind my emotional turbulence. In this past week, I had a day where I emotionally shut down. I left work at 9 a.m., crying, and continued to cry in bed (still in my work clothes) until about noon, with smaller… 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.