Looking Out From The In

It's been a rough go these past few months. Swimming upstream was taking its toll. The daily struggle of getting out of bed was hard, and my life mojo was low. Having a moment in each and every day to sit and be present with myself caused me to face some of my demons head …

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What I am Learning

I started my yoga journey to slowly get my body back to some fluid movement after beating it up for many years with my running. I have been learning a lot, about my body and about myself. I am becoming more present (although on my not so good days this can still be a struggle) …

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It’s Not Always A Choice

I wake up every day and check in with whatever emotion is at the top of the list. I acknowledge it. If I can, I ride it out. I am more willing nowadays to face what I am feeling and accept it. This doesn't work for everyone, and I acknowledge that. I believe that accepting …

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I Have Magic Socks

These socks right here are magic socks. I wore them to bed one night last week. When I woke up the next morning, this is where they were. NO LONGER ON MY FEET! They were not on my bedroom floor. They were not in bed with me. They were on my body pillow, laid out …

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Swimming Against the Current

I know, what you're thinking: with this title, why in the hell is she smiling in this picture? Is she really happy? Is this a maniacal smile and did she totally go over the edge? Well, in a weird way I am smiling because I am becoming an expert in swimming upstream. It goes like …

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Why Not “Letting it Go” Is Okay

[This post was inspired by a friend of mine.] I hear it all the time.  Goddammit I say it.  I say it knowing what is really going to happen in my head:  "Let it go." Well, what if you CAN'T let it go? I bring this point of view from the 'mental illness of me' …

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Update from the Land of Us

To say it's been an easy few weeks would not be accurate.  With work and home, and the time leading into the holidays, it's been freaking exhausting.  Not the physical type of exhaustion either, lol. TeenThing is my mental illness mirror...as in she is more anxiety than depression.  I'm pretty sure this means we balance …

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