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More grace to an Imposter

I was raised in a house full of “brainiacs”. From my perspective, my siblings effortlessly made A’s and were called “the smart children” by my parents. On the contrary, I was the poster child for Hooked-on-Phonics (if you don’t remember those commercials, you are too young to read this!). I was not actually diagnosed with

Everything That Glitters Ain’t Gold, Part 3

Everything That Glitters Ain't Gold, Part 3  I'm Back I'll spare you all the details, but simply put, I've been dreading this particular post. I started this series as a way of trying to motivate others to work through their hardest times realizing that even our biggest achievements in life are filled with not so

By | November 28th, 2018|Categories: Depression, Gratitude, Healthier Mindsets, Resilience|6 Comments

New Beginnings, Part 3

  How I began living intentionally I'm not going to sit here and tell you that the next couple of months were easy because it wasn't. I think 2016 was one of the hardest years of my life and not because I didn't hang out with the same people that I used to, but because

What to Expect in Your 1st Counseling Session

You've identified the issue you're struggling with √ Come to the conclusion that you do need or want a therapist √ Even figured out a way to pay for your sessions √ Now, let's talk about what you should expect in your first counseling session! During your first session, you should definitely expect to be similar

By | August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Healthier Mindsets, Mental Health Awareness, Psychoeducation|0 Comments

Keep… Moving… Forward!

No matter how familiar hospital stays were to me (for my autoimmune condition), there was always a “down-time”. I like to say this is the time in between nurse check-ups, family/friend visitations, and procedures—when the hospital bed can feel like an island that isolated me from the rest of the world.   By the 3rd

By | May 11th, 2018|Categories: Healthier Mindsets, Mental Health Awareness, Resilience, Self Empowerment|1 Comment

Everything That Glitters Ain’t Gold, Part 2

Everything That Glitters Ain't Gold  Part 2 THE JOURNEY  I went back to school after an over 5 year break … Difficult is an understatement. Doctoral programs have a way of reminding you over and over that amongst other amazing folks around you, you shine only dimly. I had been doing mental health work and

Healthier Expectations

On the week of my 28th birthday, I can remember feeling a strong level of maturity and resilience.  I thought about how I overcame 5 hospitalizations, 2 blood clots, married my best friend and made it to my late twenties within one year.  So many events & accomplishments to be thankful for. I also recall

By | March 30th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Gratitude, Healthier Mindsets, Mindfulness|0 Comments