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…

8 Things To Do When Depression Hits Hard

  THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO.  Overall, I've really been coming out of my deep depression. It's been a fierce battle that I still fight daily. Even though I'm winning, there are still some days where I just cannot seem to find the energy to fight that…