The Real Get Up Challenge

No, not the song/dance that took YouTube by storm...but life. The real Get Up Challenge. I am learning that ups and downs are both progress and are both important parts of life. Life is not composed of only ups. It is in the handling of our pain that we learn the most about ourselves and... Continue Reading →

Before and After

I really wish there was a way to really "get" something without having to live through it. Major weight loss was one of those things. I wish someone could have said, "You will be the same person regardless of what the scale says" and I really wish I could have believed it. All in all... Continue Reading →

Almost Spring

Hallelujah! This morning Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow! 🙌🙌🙌 I've told y'all before and I'll tell y'all again...  Winter is a tough one for me. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me but...I can still end up on the struggle bus ever so often. (If you struggle like me, here's... Continue Reading →

Lay it Down:Live it Up

I went straight from being graduating high school to being a stay at home mom in a matter of months and a part of me felt lost in the process. Being a stay at home mom is thankless, the hours are long, and it really can be daunting at times. My whole life I was... Continue Reading →

Just for Today

Back in high school my psychiatrist shared a little nugget of wisdom with me. A big component of inpatient success stems from the idea that there is routine. When our lives are in already feeling out of control routines add an extra barrier of security around a sea of not knowing. Establishing a routine was... Continue Reading →

Unconventional God

My guilty pleasure is pop punk from the early 2000s. Even though I am no longer mad at my father, wear less eyeliner, and blare Kidz Bop 99% of the time, I still find myself bored with conformity. I come from a very unconventional family. My parents are deadheads that still follow the Grateful Dead... Continue Reading →

Walking and Talking

A big goal of mine has been to get back into running. I am not great at it. I run a 16 minute mile on a good day, but it makes me feel good, so I do it anyways. Before I decided to give medication another shot I was constantly drained by the anxiety and... Continue Reading →

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