Traveling Man

Traveling Man: Everything is new, – new therapist, new job, new routine

One thing I love that a lot of poets do on the open mic is declare that they're performing new shit. If life is a stage, then I would've said it every day last year. Something that I'm coming to terms with - almost a year later, is how significant the transitions I've gone through… Continue reading Traveling Man: Everything is new, – new therapist, new job, new routine

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Traveling Man: Toss it in the dumpster and light it on fire

When the morning is quiet I hear everything. I used to hate this, now it only kind of annoys me. The fridge is humming. The water is shifting in the pipes. Birds are outside. My pulse in my ear sounds like the ocean. My breathing - sometimes steady, sometimes sounding forced, but not quite like… Continue reading Traveling Man: Toss it in the dumpster and light it on fire

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Traveling Man: Growth, Resiliency and Identity

I've deleted this post a few times. I’ve been writing it for about a month. At one point it was 500 words - I had punched in out in 10 minutes and then sat back and thought, no, this isn't what I want to say. That happens from time to time. Maybe it's because the… Continue reading Traveling Man: Growth, Resiliency and Identity

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Traveling Man: You don’t have to like my body, I do – and some days that’s still hard

No one’s body is your damn business unless you were truly invited in to that conversation. Let me explain. While I may share with you about overall health and stress and exercise and nutrition - this is not an invitation to comment on my body. When you’re out with others and you notice that they… Continue reading Traveling Man: You don’t have to like my body, I do – and some days that’s still hard

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Traveling Man: Burning toxic positivity

Imagine a seesaw, or a teeter totter. When two people sit at each side and there's an uneven weight distribution you see the fluctuations pretty easily. And if you're like me and you went on the teeter totter with your sister who's six years older than you and much bigger than you, you probably remember… Continue reading Traveling Man: Burning toxic positivity

Wellness Refocused Education

Wellness Refocused Education: Breaking Down Cognitive Distortions

In psychology and in health coaching, there are thought patterns that can be identified that influence our decisions. These thought patterns are called cognitive distortions. In 2020, I presented on them twice, which helped me break down my own thought distortions and challenged me to consider how I talk about what I do as a… Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Breaking Down Cognitive Distortions

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Wellness Refocused Education: How to create a plan to achieve a goal

It doesn't matter what your goal is, without a plan it can feel overwhelming. It can also feel very unnatural to plan things out so I understand if you're also thinking that this post isn't for you. Lastly, with a new year in a few days, it's possible that you may feel like you have… Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: How to create a plan to achieve a goal

General Post

Being uncomfortable is necessary for growth

I said it last year, but I want to elaborate – I like writing in the last moments of the year because I feel like I’m giving myself space to reflect and think about those events that impacted me most. Not forcing myself to relive everything that happened, but find those points that caused the… Continue reading Being uncomfortable is necessary for growth