Whatever the reason my mom, myself and my daughter have been diagnosed with a mental illness, the fact remains that this is a illness and noone is to blame.
It happens. I have been filling up my life toolbox of all the great strategies and ways to deal with life and situations, putting mindfulness into practice and patting myself on the back for what amazing breakthroughs I am having. Yesterday I had an opportunity to take what I have learned and apply it to … Continue reading When You Forget Your Tools and Coping Strategies
Last night I went live on facebook to speak about living and sometimes thriving with anxiety. It was my first live stream and despite a few stumbles and word screw ups I got through it. Thousands viewed it. It sent me spinning on a natural high. I know how many times I have read blogs … Continue reading The Morning After
Earlier in the year I had a plan. I had a plan on how I would deal with this lurking anxiety, this life boredom, perpetual unease in my soul, and lost sense of purpose. I am a solution focused person. I like lists. I like making a plan and tackling things on those lists. I … Continue reading Detours Leading to Paradise
After explaining to my 12 year old recently the value in stillness and living in the present, he asked me to teach him how to meditate. He hears and sees me talk and practice mindfulness and meditation daily lately, and his curiosity brought him to want to try. I attempted to guide him through a … Continue reading Monkey See Monkey Do