One might not think learning to accept your mental illness would be liberating but it can be. I'm serious. At least for me and my anxiety and panic attacks. Does it stop either from happening? No. I can't say that it won't ever freak me out really bad, but I can know that I can … Continue reading HOW ACCEPTING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH CAN BE LIBERATING
We like to believe we have prepared for every situation and circumstance life brings.
But what does “Goodness” really mean? As I sat pondering this, I couldn’t help but think that there’s got to more to it then what it looks like. Anyone can be “good.” Honestly, I would rather be ‘great’ then ‘good’. So why is it on this list?
Father, could I have just a moment of your time – just to sit with you?
For Fridays, I love to occasionally write a Friday Five post where I share five things I like, products I'm keen about, or five things I've learned lately. Here are five reasons you should worry: Worry is good for your health: It makes you feel good and lowers your blood pressure. It makes you less anxious … Continue reading Five Reasons Why You Should Worry
I wanted to reshare with you all a piece that I wrote back in 2012 and published last year. It was a defining moment in my life, one that helped change my whole path and potentially my future. I hope this leaves you encouraged. "God, I don't understand... I can't make sense of all this. … Continue reading The Buds and The Bees
I always thought I led a normal life. I never felt sorry for myself. People would look at me with furrowed brows and tell me "you've been through so much." I'd never really thought of it as "so much" though it often felt like quite a lot. I always pushed through, kept plugging along, made … Continue reading #WeAllHaveAStory: Melanie’s Story
Even the person who appears to be confident and self-assured all the time, sometimes feels a bit shaky and unsure of him or herself. We all do. Feeling confident (but not arrogant) commands respect. People will notice that aire of confidence about you and it consequently makes them feel confident about you as well Whether … Continue reading Boost Your Confidence!
#Thestruggleisreal. Most of us have seen this hashtag make its way around social media. It's usually used in a sarcastic, humorous way: "I'm out of coffee. #thestruggleisreal" or "My favorite show didn't record. #thestruggleisreal." But there are real-life, tough struggles and we all have them at some point. Sometimes the struggle is significant; sometimes it's … Continue reading How Struggle Strengthens
Does worry make you feel good? Are you happy when you worry? Of course it doesn't make you feel good or happy. Worry is futile. It's a difficult thing to get rid of, a hard habit to break. I've been a chronic worrier for years. I believe part of this stemmed from my mother being … Continue reading Worry is Waste