World Mental Health Day 2020

Today is October 10, 2020. It is World Mental Health Day. This is a day to spread and raise awareness on mental health issues as well as mobilizing support. For me, it’s a very important day to take a moment to consider. I gathered some of my *things* and organized them for a picture above….

Dear Mom, It’s been 1 year since you left us.

This blog piece is an open letter to my mom who passed away one year ago today on May 20, 2019. I’m blogging this to get out my feelings and bring myself a little more closure. I didn’t go too deep in this like I could have because right now, it’s important for me to…

Taking the Leap

HOLY MOLY!!! I did NOT mean to take a break for this long from here. I can’t believe it’s been exactly 2 months as of today! I wanted to be able to make a new blog post each WEEK. I just really needed time to think, process and grieve. As some of you may know,…

Our Most Hidden and Deadliest Weapon

  If you don’t have anything nice to say… One day, I woke up. Like any normal day. I didn’t sleep well the night before. I tossed and turned. I’ve been having nightmares since my Mom passed away in May. I guess you can say I’m dealing with some things. But no one would know…

Could You Imagine Just Leaving? (Just Imagine pt 1)

Could you imagine having to run all the way to the other side of the country to get a fresh start? Maybe you’ve actually fantasized about it. Maybe you’ve pictured yourself picking a random day to just pack up and go. Leave it all behind without a worry in the world because the truth is,…

Create a Life you Love Through Your own Journey

Your own Journey? It’s completely up to you how you want to start it or do it! I wrote this to share how I look at “life journeys” and what helps me get started on them. A solely do it for the purpose of re-centering myself, finding my Zen again, and finding those little things…

What’s Your Reason Why?

Back in 2013, I went on my very first weight loss journey. It was an unforgettable experience! I was about 19 years old and weighing around 165lbs. My goal was to get down to 130lbs. During that journey, I realized somewhere after losing the first 10 pounds that it wasn’t even about the numbers. It…

Did you Know That Everyone you Meet is NOT by Chance?

It’s a beautiful and damp early June morning in Michigan. I am sitting comfortably in my pj’s with some fuzzy slippers, sipping on my coffee that’s lightly flavored with chocolate almond milk. (Amazing. Do it. Life changing. And HEALTHIER!) I already went into the living room, unplugged my Himalayan salt lamp so I could plug…

I’m here for you now, my Sweet Little Younger self

Today, I’ve decided it’s time to share one of the best childhood trauma coping mechanisms I’ve EVER learned how to do. (Oh yes, I’ve tried quite a few. And trust me, none of it hit home like this.) I’ve been doing this a lot these past few weeks due to the recent passing of my…