Perspective

How to Empower Yourself with Permanence, Tattoos and Self Care

I know, I know. Not many people would put permanently changing your body at the top of their self-care to do list. But getting a tattoo can be an integral part of your self-care. Self-care, after all, is not just bubble baths and a glass of wine. So you might be wondering, how exactly are … 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 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.

Hiding the Truth with Camouflage

I’ve been trying to write this post for a while now.  The words just are not wanting to come out in the way they normally do so stay with me, I promise this will be worth the read. For most of my life I’ve used something called “social camouflage”.  Meaning I’ve learned many ways to … Read more

How to Re-define your Core Values

Core Values also know as your belief system are integral to how we see the world around us and influence many if not all our choices.  They are the heart of who we are. I’m not talking about ethics or morals here, nor am I talking about a specific religion or formalized belief system.  I’m … Read more

The Journey to Building better Self Trust

for those of us looking to take the journey to healing and wholeness, at some point we need to start re-developing our ability to trust.  And most importantly to Trust ourselves. It’s not easy and it can be scary. To tust we have to open up our defenses and let other people in. It can be done, and it’s worth the fight with yourself. Here are some tips on how to start the process.

The Silver Lining in Every Cloud

I think by now that you know I’m a “Glass Half Full” type person.  For me, that includes things like keeping a gratitude journal, looking at the positive in every situation and so on. If you’ve read any of my other posts you know I’m also an abuse survivor. Most people don’t see those 2 … Read more