9 Ways to Boost your Confidence & Self-Esteem

THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO. One of the best ways to practice self-love is to have confidence in yourself. Be confident in your beauty, your intelligence, and your heart! Know your worth! While confidence is a wonderfully beautiful trait to have, it can also be one of…

In the beginning is you, in the middle is you, & in the end is you.

Good morning!  I plan to whip through this recap post, so it is actually still morning by the time it gets posted, plus it'll be a short one! Since I'm back to work, I have SO much to catch up on today while I'm off.  Before I started my recap post, I made a yogurt…

ROCKY MOUNTAIN FICTION WRITERS RETREAT: DAY 3 & 4

March 13 & 14 Obviously, I am so happy that I got the chance to explore Garden of the Gods. It was so beautiful and peaceful. I can’t wait to go back one day. The only downside of going was my back! I had thrown my back out a few days before leaving for Colorado,…

8 Anxiety Sufferers Share Their Stories

Over the past two months, I have come to realize so many things about myself, my struggles, and the similarities I've found between myself and other anxiety sufferers. Since I've met so many other anxious women, I have felt more "normal" than I have in my whole life. I go through episodes that make me…

ROCKY MOUNTAIN FICTION WRITERS RETREAT: DAY 2

March 11, 2016 Even though I was exhausted last night, I still had a hard time falling asleep for my nap, but I still managed a 20 minute cat-nap before I had to get ready for dinner. We had chicken alfredo, broccoli, breadsticks, and a salad bar. It was all really delicious! I was pretty caught…

10 Ways to Get Out of a Funk

THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO. Anxiety and depression can take you to a very dark place. I’ve been in such a terrible funk while adjusting to all the major changes in my life for the past year and a half. I don’t handle change well and taking…

My Secret to Organizing My Life for Mental Health

THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO. Anxiety is a consistent nagging fear of the unknown and of what the future might bring. I am NOT a last minute person, and waiting on the confirmation of plans is a trigger for my anxiety. I'm working on becoming more of…

ROCKY MOUNTAIN FICTION WRITERS RETREAT: DAY ONE

*March 10, 2016* It has been a very, very long day, but I’m finally settled in at the Franciscan Retreat Center. After a busy day full of pre-trip errands and appointments I had scheduled before leaving town, I finally crawled into bed at 2 AM. I originally planned on waking up for the airport at 3:30, but that…