Stop Ignoring Your Trauma

I’ve seen an influx of posts circulating social media lately spreading a similar message: your trauma didn’t make you stronger, you made yourself stronger. Or something along those lines. And I realize the point they are trying to make – you are your strength not the hurt that forced you to be strong. In someContinue reading “Stop Ignoring Your Trauma”

Blood Family Isn’t Always Healthy Family

A member of my family tried to physically assault me earlier this week, yet according to her, I’m the bad guy. What did I do, you might ask? I asked why she was so grumpy. That was it. No, seriously. I’m writing this post because cutting ties with blood family is sometimes the only optionContinue reading “Blood Family Isn’t Always Healthy Family”

When Depression is Not Enough

I admitted something to my husband today that I haven’t said out loud in a long time. I didn’t even mean to tell him, but the truth is, I’m depressed. Though you wouldn’t know it if you entered my life anytime in the last 5-6 years, I used to go through bouts of depression ratherContinue reading “When Depression is Not Enough”

30 Things I learned Before 30.

In six days, I’ll be thirty. Generally, when I ask people about turning thirty, they have some sort of PTSD or horror story associated with it. “When I turned thirty, my body fell apart.” “I cried all night.” “Thirty was really hard for me.” True stories. Me? I’m pretty excited about turning thirty. I thinkContinue reading “30 Things I learned Before 30.”

The Fate of a Nation

The world is heavy. We are living in an unprecedented time of not only U.S. history, but global history. This relates a lot to the ideas I brought up in Proud To Be An American? (If you haven’t read that, you may want to start there). It’s a fact that the government doesn’t give aContinue reading “The Fate of a Nation”

Live Your Truth

I think there are few people who actually know themselves. Of course, who’s to say what it means to know yourself? And how do you actually know when you know yourself? I certainly keep learning about myself, everyday. And I intend to keep learning each day, for the rest of my life. So if that’sContinue reading “Live Your Truth”

The Many Faces of LOVE

Oh love, sweet love. One of my favorite things in the world. Do you know what I love most, about love? It makes people do things they felt otherwise incapable of. It pushes people to action. It moves mountains. Love, at its purest and healthiest form, is unconditional. It doesn’t matter what other factors might changeContinue reading “The Many Faces of LOVE”

A Short Dive Into Time

Time. We all have our own concepts on what it really means. After all, the word time itself can describe a multitude of things – “What time is it?” “Give me a moment of your time.“ “The times have been hard.” “It’s pretty hot for this time of year.” “The timing is off.” When you think of time, is it, in fact, purely clockContinue reading “A Short Dive Into Time”