Happiness mainly comes from our own attitude rather than external factors

November 16, 2019

Sometimes we get off track, spinning, finding balance, re-calibrating. Sometimes this process takes time. The time that inevitably flies by. Making you periodically stop and wonder if you are handling it in the best possible way. (Judging/questioning yourself, sometime...

May 22, 2019

There is a topic of interest that has come up throughout the past few weeks once again but it has emerged in my own life in various ways over the years. To which you are then able to see the relevance and direct correlation of things even thoughts, behaviors, circumsta...

November 23, 2018

Even if you are spending the holiday season by yourself, or boycotting sales days, which I have done both, you have to admit there is a certain buzz, a feeling, a vibe in the air. 

The reason that this comes to mind is that it can be really exciting when embraced, easil...

September 17, 2018

Anxiety and depression will strengthen the other. 
They stoke the fire with tiny whispers. 

-Renee Machel

Does it ever feel like you are waiting for it all to come crashing down around you? Even when you aren't at your highest, or even at your lowest no matter what-...

September 11, 2018


My motto is BALANCE. Balance for me = Success. Balanced emotions, work-life, relationships, energy, deep focus with time for pondering or dreaming,  free play, days planned to the hour and days completely unplanned, relaxing can be planned into my month or unplanned i...

August 27, 2018

Over the years I grew to be a 'super soul mom' aka bonus mom aka step mom-ish, aka 'Nee' which served as my name and my title for years to be used in sentences such as "I love you Nee" or "that's my Nee." We've moved into more traditional terminology for conversational...

August 3, 2018

I began studying mental health, strength, and resilience over 10 years ago. I was suffering significantly as a result of my unbalanced emotions, thought patterns and behaviors that kept those negative loops spinning, me miserable and my life stagnant. I was a canoe in...

July 21, 2018

I smoked 3 cigarettes a day, 5 during times of stress no more than 6 if socially drinking/hanging (the hangover the next day would be nearly unbearable if any more than that were smoked.) I smoked for approx 10 years beginning in my 20s and ending during my divorce in...

June 7, 2018

You are beautiful

I used to paint my nails, fingers, and toes- the toes were CONSTANTLY painted, there wasn’t a time that I would go without a polish. In early adulthood, the colors were usually one of the following pink, black or a version of teal, dark purple perhaps....

April 22, 2018

As I type I’ve made my way outside on the hammock no shoes or socks- have been all day and it reminded me of a discussion I had last week on being barefoot (my friend had just discovered zoonotic parasites as a result of having a case of salmonella and the dr. was educ...

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