Tag: Mental Health

When Life Feels Too Hard, Remember This!

Sometimes life just feels too hard. Have you ever noticed this? Sometimes things feel easy AF, while at other times they feel monumental, laborious, impossible even. Like, why was it so easy to eat lunch yesterday, and today it feels like I’m spooning concrete down my throat? Or, like, why did I feel so light yesterday, and today I feel like I’m suffocating under a ton of bricks? It’s like this for me ALL the time! When I feel good, when things feel easy, I think I’ve finally made it. I’ve conquered life! When things feel hard, when Read More

The Power Of Emotion – Part 4: Finding My Internal Navigation System

Finding my internal navigation system was incredibly freeing for me! Before I had found it my life was on shaky ground. Living with anxiety is exhausting and that is exactly what I had been doing for most of my life. I remember as a child even, being acutely aware of my surroundings and mentally mapping out strategies to navigate around bags or chairs or feet in aisles. The world was a massive land mine and I was trying my damnedest to avoid stepping on one.  The anxiety only intensified when my eating disorder developed. Or, maybe the eating Read More

The Power Of Emotion – Part 2: Understanding Myself

In part one of this four week series on the power of emotion, I talked about some of the benefits I’ve experienced from focusing on my emotions.  One of them was how doing so helped me to grow in my understanding of myself.  So today, I would like to share with you the why behind this, why focusing on my emotions and growing in my understanding of myself was (and is) such a powerful aid in my own eating disorder recovery. Before I go on though, let me clarify that when I talk about emotions, I’m talking about Read More

Understanding In Uncertain Times

We’re definitely in the midst of uncertain times. You know, though, I would say we always are. Only right now it’s a little bit more obvious. And I think it’s a good time to go inside and figure out what your anchor is. What do you carry, what do you hold on to tightly when the whirlwind of life whisks you away? If you would like to know what my anchor is, please check out my free e-book. I wrote it back in the fall of 2019 so I could share some of the things I’ve learned through Read More

Can You Practice Mindfulness Meditation If Your Mind Won’t Stop Racing?

Yup. You bet! You just have to change your practice a bit. My mind is a racer. So I know the challenge. Practicing mindfulness was something I tried really hard to do but, truth be told, I struggled. That is, until I discovered that there are two types of mindfulness practice. One is opening the mind. The other is focusing the mind. I’d always practiced opening the mind. I thought it was the only way – where you open your mind and allow all your thoughts to pass by like objects on a conveyor belt without stopping the Read More