Gaining momentum

I am a different person than who I was a month ago. Gross. I hate being that pretentious asshole that declares their self evolution. I seriously debated about writing this post, to be honest with you. Some things do need to be said, especially since this is a mental health blog. It is absolutely vital… Continue reading Gaining momentum

5 years without you

Missing you, Still.  Last year's post.... I'm a little disjointed tonight. I'm okay but there is still that ache that comes with loss of a loved one. Five years. Five years of grief. Some days I miss you so much it hurts. Some days I miss you so much and I laugh at all of… Continue reading 5 years without you

You are stronger than you think.

This post isn't really for me, as much as it is for you. Please read at your own will and take as much as you want. Sometimes seeing our feelings validated in written form is more healing than we can comprehend. So, here's to you, dear reader:  People post online, "Adulting is hard." I'll let… Continue reading You are stronger than you think.

Adoptee stuff no one talks about…

Hello blog world. I wish I could come to you with joy tonight and shine a light on my health updates and journey, but life isn't filtered through rose colored glasses. Life is raw, real, and can be very painful at times. This is where I am today. In pain. Navigating the torrential waters of… Continue reading Adoptee stuff no one talks about…

Thrive (thoughts on 2017)

We are almost halfway through the final month of the year and I am not sure about you, but I have been doing a lot of self reflection. Every December, I start making a new journal for the new year. I actually start writing in it one month early, usually around this time. Last December,… Continue reading Thrive (thoughts on 2017)

Smoke and mirrors in the living room

If you have never seen the movie called "The Family Stone," I highly recommend it. It is my all time favorite holiday movie, because of the chaos that is family and the emotional context that is portrayed in nearly every scene. We see Meredith (Sarah Jessica Parker), a high strung career woman initially fail to… Continue reading Smoke and mirrors in the living room

Adapting and Adoption

November is National Adoption Awareness Month. The fall is usually a time of self reflection for me. The year is coming to an end, and with all the holidays and focus on family, it's hard to not get introspective about my own adoption story. ALL thoughts, feelings, stories and scenarios are purely my own and are not a… Continue reading Adapting and Adoption