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Vulnerability, Struggle and Hope

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Crisis Text Line is a global not-for-profit organization providing free confidential crisis intervention via SMS message. The organization’s services are available 24 hours a day, every day, throughout the US, UK, and Canada and can be reached by texting HOME to 741741, 85258, or 686868 respectively.

American Federation of Suicide Prevention


Soul food

While I understand that the intrinsically motivated person is what many of use clamor for it really is misunderstood. In the same way we need to eat to fuel the body we MUST fuel the soul.

I laughed reading a well meaning post posturing about his disdain for those needing to be motivated to workout. Meanwhile he reps a pre-work out company. 😆 I guess quotes and videos are bad but a drink he gets a kickback for are ok.

Yes there are those that just do their thing. Nothing needed for fuel. Just them. Awesome. And there are those that love eating up quotes, articles and videos that they see as a valuable.

“Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”
Marcus Aurelius

If your spirit is stirred up and the product is a desired results, don’t question it. Use it.



Life...Take 2

what the heck does this word really mean?  Wellness seems to be a popular buzz word that is thrown around a lot these days, especially in conjunction with the word health.  I know I am guilty of using it a lot in my own blog, Instagram and even Facebook posts but when I stopped to think about it I was a little unsure if I was even using it correctly. 🙄 I caught myself dropping the word yesterday when I was talking to a friend of mine who I have been coaching for the last couple months and I realized it really can mean different things to different people. What wellness means to me may be totally different than what it means to my friend and to all of you out there as well!

I wanted to dive a little deeper into what this word really encompasses so of course the…

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5 Things Every Person with a Mental Illness Needs to Hear


If you are open about your diagnosis of mental illness, most likely you are faced with more negative feedback than positive. We are labeled as damaged goods. When I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder, there were no words of encouragement or pamphlet that taught me how to handle stigma or love myself. I was set up for failure, and I know many of you feel the same way. The following blog post is what every person with a mental illness needs to hear. It’s the truth that we are kept from acknowledging.

You are not stigma.

Self-stigma is when you are aware of the stereotypes that exist and apply it to one’s self. The negative misconceptions about people with mental illness are so heavily present in our society that it can influence our self-perception. We cannot control how the public views those of us living with a mental illness…

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