Quiet

It wasn’t until I contemplated what word to use for today’s A-Z Challenge post that I realized how much I appreciate quiet. By that I mean in my mind. For so long I had let the whirlwind of destructive thoughts spin through my mind that as I sit here and write, I realize how grateful I am to have peace of mind. Continue reading “Quiet”

Cultivating Joy

Something I was actually surprised about once I overcame my battle with depression was the feeling of joy. It wasn’t something I was familiar with or new how to identify. It made me feel uncomfortable and self-conscious. I didn’t know how to interpret it and thought it was surely the calm before the storm. Surely something awful was about to happen and I was too distracted to see it coming.  Continue reading “Cultivating Joy”

Intention

Something that surprised me during my journey of self-discovery was the power of intention. Whether the motivation behind why I did something or the end result I desired, intention is a powerful thing. I set intentions regularly throughout my day from how I want to show up for the day to the things I want to complete and the reasons why. Setting intentions has become a powerful practice for me to both check in with myself and make sure I’m in alignment with my values and to push myself to keep taking a step forward every day.  Continue reading “Intention”

Depression & Dreams

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I used to struggle with depression. For those of you that don’t know, I’m publishing a book that will be released at the end of the month detailing the process I used to conquer a 17-year battle with depression. Something I’ve enjoyed doing since I overcame the battle is dreaming. It’s something I stopped doing as the battle with depression waged on. In recent years, I’ve given myself permission not only to dream but to chase those dreams. Continue reading “Depression & Dreams”

Creativity, Curiosity & Children

One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned as a mom is that my kids have just as much to teach me as have to teach them. My children often remind me to look at the world through the eyes of a child. I love how curious children are. They look at the world with a sense of wonder and amazement. They ask a lot of questions and want to learn, explore, and experience everything around them. I also love how creative children are. Kids are great problem-solvers. They can often come up with solutions to problems because they aren’t caught up with details, technicalities or limitations. Continue reading “Creativity, Curiosity & Children”

Authenticity

You’d think being yourself would be the easiest thing in the world. Yet for so many years I struggled to know who I was. After those awkward teenage years of wanting to fit in yet be an individual came those early adulthood years. I got married pretty young and it wasn’t long before I lost my sense of self. Honestly, I’m not sure I had ever really found it up until that point.

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A-Z Challenge | Theme Reveal

Last year I participated in the A-Z Challenge and it was the perfect way to help me meet my blogging goal of posting daily. I got to meet a lot of bloggers in the process, discover new blogs to follow, and make some great connections! This year’s theme won’t be too surprising because it’s in line with what I already write about… self-discovery. Last year I prepped and had posts written and scheduled to post at least a week to 10 days ahead of time. This year, all I have is the prompt based on the letter of the alphabet. I haven’t had time to prep as I’ve been working hard on the final stages of getting my book ready to publish, building my business, keeping up the blog, not to mention all that comes with real life 😉  Continue reading “A-Z Challenge | Theme Reveal”