31 Days of May Blogging Challenge

How Acknowledging Your Mistakes Improves Your Life

Acknowledging your mistakes is often a scary and nerve wracking thought.  And you might be thinking “OMG, if I have to do that I’m going to have a panick attack”. I hear ya, I totally get it.  But stick with me for a minute here. Not that long ago I made a big mistake at … Read more

How your Cell Phone use affects your Mental Health

If you are like me it seems that being attached to your cell phone in a permanent way is common these days.  It’s almost like our phones have become an extra appendage.  And when statistics state that over 90% of North American’s are purported to own cell phone, and over 75% of those are smartphones.  … Read more

A Mother’s Moments . . . learning from my kiddo

These days I live for that moment when I get to pick up my little boy from daycare.  There is that quick happy shout of “Mom” in the most adorable voice I’ve ever heard.  Followed by the pitter patter of little feet racing to meet me. Sometimes he has to be restrained from leaping down … Read more

How finding my “Happy Place” calmed my Panic Attacks…

Finding your happy place in the middle of a panic attack may not be the easiest thing in the world. But if you have a happy place before an attack strikes it can make it easier to handle. Here is how I found my happy place in the middle of giving birth.

What’s in a name?

There is a famous line from Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet…” where Juliet goes on to describe her new found love of Romeo. And yes, when we speak of things like roses and trees and the other objects in this world I … Read more

Finding your voice … Learning to Speak up after being Marginalized.

during my time dealing with abuse I learned that my voice didn’t matter. I’m sure some of the message was given to me by media … But it was driven home by a relationship that said “I love you, but you really shouldn’t be yourself”. Maybe not in those words, but in a tone of little ways and actions and events.

How to define your dreams after the world has beaten them out of you.

If you’ve given up on your childhood dreams you may not remember what they are now. Or they may have grown up into something new you hadn’t thought of yet.

Most of of us are taught to conform to other people’s expectations, often we are molded and shaped to to pursue something that leaves us cold and empty inside.