Category: general mental health

  • Give yourself grace

    I’m a creature of routine. I love schedules. My daily schedule involves waking up by 5:30 to feed the animals & the kids are usually up by 7 and then my day really starts. Someone asked me what life is like with three boys. It is LOUD. It is chaotic & sometimes it feels like […]

  • Don’t do it for the likes

    If you ever read the book The Five Love Languages, by Dr. Gary Chapman, he lists how we give & receive love: -Acts of service (doing something for someone, example: doing the dishes even though you might hate it) -Physical touch (hugging, kissing, etc.) -Receiving gifts (getting a tangible object from someone else with the […]

  • Hurt people hurt people

    People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou I wasn’t always the nicest person. I used to be judgemental & concealed my hurt in ways by looking down on other people. It’s true that hurt people hurt people. I […]

  • Ask believe & receive

    “Manifest your dreams.” That sounded so corny to me. How can one just make something out of nothing? By believing in yourself. I didn’t believe in myself for the longest time. I spent most of my youth & twenties with negative self talk. Until the moment I changed my perspective did things start lining up […]

  • From barn to boudoir

    Comparison is the thief of joy. Theodore Roosevelt I’m an extremely insecure person. I’m sure it stems from being teased and feeling like an outcast at times. It’s hard for me to believe or accept compliments. Drives my husband nutty. But what is the point in this insecurity? I used to strive for perfection. The […]

  • Extroverts in lockdown

    I am almost 100% an extrovert according to multiple personality tests I have taken over the years. They’ve all had the same underlying theme- I gain my energy & recharge around others. This doesn’t mean I don’t need my alone time, but I would rather spend my time with multiple human interactions. I live in […]