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Dear Body...

Dear Body...

Dear body… It’s been a rough season for us, hasn’t it? I haven’t loved you very well lately. I haven’t felt proud of you, haven’t felt good about you, haven’t really known how to address you or see you or appreciate you…

What Baked Potatoes Taught Me about Renewing My Mind

What Baked Potatoes Taught Me about Renewing My Mind

For nearly two years now, I’ve been seeing a counselor every week. This week, we talked about something I never expected: baked potatoes.

I Told My Story and Life Kept Going

I Told My Story and Life Kept Going

I thought that surely speaking my truth would lead to my rejection, my being cast out, my being abandoned and removed from relationship. I thought that it surely would be the end. But here’s the beautiful, mind-blowing reality: it wasn’t.

Broken but Beloved: It's Time to Tell My Story

Broken but Beloved: It's Time to Tell My Story

I’m silencing the voices of shame and kicking fear in the ass to declare that the darkness does not get to win and have power over me any longer. The time has come to tell my story.

What's Saving My Mental Health Right Now

What's Saving My Mental Health Right Now

All of these things (little, big, and in between) have made a difference in my life and my mental health lately, and that’s something I’m grateful for.

on feelings and fighting and faith.

on feelings and fighting and faith.

it’s been ages since i’ve written just to write here. i’ve shared lists and reviews and products, but have I honestly shared my heart? not so much.

The Best Books to Read For and About Depression and Anxiety

The Best Books to Read For and About Depression and Anxiety

I wanted to share a variety of books that have been helpful for me in my mental health journey. Not all are specifically about depression or meant for those battling depression, but all have been uplifting to me in this season.

Counseling and Courage: How Showing Up is Saving Me

Counseling and Courage: How Showing Up is Saving Me

Every single week, I show up to counseling. And I practice being brave. I practice courage.

11 Things Saving My Life Right Now

11 Things Saving My Life Right Now

In this season of depression, I need to fight to find the good and practice gratitude. Here are 11 of the best things about life right now, even in a hard season.

4 Helpful Strategies for Building Self-Awareness

4 Helpful Strategies for Building Self-Awareness

I have been in weekly counseling for more than a year now, and I have to say, it's helped me become a WHOLE lot more self-aware than I ever was before.

on the little clues and big truths.

on the little clues and big truths.

little clues. tiny signs. all pointing to i'm not okay. I want to be, truly. but yet, not entirely.

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