Month: October 2016

You Are Enough Blog Series: Post 4 “Together, But Separate”

Reading Time: 9 minutes This week was pretty great. I know as the days and weeks add up I’ve been saying that they’ve been getting better, but let’s be honest some of those weeks had shitty days. This week hasn’t had one bad day. I know that’s so optimistic it’s almost adorable. But it’s true. On Monday, JP went […]

It’s Your Turn Series: Post 8 “I Am Not What Happened To Me, I Am What I Choose To Become.”

Reading Time: 5 minutes  When I emailed with Sarah, she told me that she had pushed aside her anxiety out of how I might sound to someone else. She’s not the only one. There are so many people that have experienced various traumas, almost all of which are out their control, but yet they take on shame. We are […]

It’s Your Turn Series: Post 7 “It Really Came Out During My College Years”

Reading Time: 4 minutes Many of us have a hard time pinpointing the moment we realized we weren’t feeling like ourselves. We struggle to determine the time in our lives when depression or anxiety started. I think we have an idea, but I think some of us dismiss our own behavior as typical. Below is Meredith’s story. She even […]

It’s Your Turn Series: Post 6 “I Never Would Have Imagined That This Would Change My Life So Much”

Reading Time: 6 minutes I’ve received some stories where the writer has asked to be anonymous. Writing is an outlet for me and I think some of you have found it to be helpful as you’ve sent me your stories. Some of you have pointed out that knowing someone on the other end is reading it, even though it’s […]

It’s Your Turn Series: Post 5 “I’ll Be There Someday…”

Reading Time: 3 minutes When I was a kid, I used to look at the world with large open eyes. Before things were bad and even when they were bad, I never thought to myself “what’s the next bad thing that will happen to me”?” Even when things are bad now, I think there’s someone out there who has […]

Recipe: Mini Sweet Potato Pie

Reading Time: 2 minutes What do you do when you have left over sweet potato that you don’t think you’ll finish before they go bad? Make pie. Sweet potatoes and pumpkin are pretty similar in taste and you can prepare them pretty much the same way. The main differences between the two are the nutritional make up. Sweet potato […]

You Are Enough Blog Series: Post 3 “Burritos With Bacon and Doughnuts With Cider, Hiking and Snuggles and Something That Rhymes With That”

Reading Time: 9 minutes I would say this week had more ups than downs and that’s a start. It wasn’t everything I wanted, but well you know one day at all I guess. It’s probably the best week I’ve had in a while. At the beginning of the week I set a list of things I wanted to accomplish. […]

It’s Your Turn Series: Post 4 “It’s Not About Me – But It’s A Journey That I Am On With Him”

Reading Time: 5 minutes Mental health doesn’t just impact the person who has the illness or disorder, whatever you want to call it. I know some words aren’t as PC as others, but really, with name changes over the years – I feel like I can’t keep up. Kristen is a mom and her story isn’t about her own […]

It’s Your Turn Series: Post 3 “I Want My Daughter To See Her Mom As Someone Who Is Strong On the Inside and Out”

Reading Time: 4 minutes Being a mom isn’t easy, from what I hear. I’m not a mom and I don’t have plans to be one. That doesn’t mean that I don’t respect the women who choose or may not choose to be one. I think there are many great moms out there. People acknowledge that moms do a lot […]