You Are Not Responsible for Everyone All of The Time

You Are Not Responsible for Everyone All of The Time

I was stressing out last weekend because I had overcommitted. I had promised my time to three people and now crunch called for two phone calls. Am I letting them down? Will I disappoint them? Will their feelings be hurt? Will they be alone on a Saturday because of me? Will they label me just another […]

3 Simple and Scientific Steps to Reduce Anxiety

3 Simple and Scientific Steps to Reduce Anxiety

Six years ago I was considering taking anti-anxiety meds. As you learned in last week’s post, I danced the anxiety dance for almost two decades. By the end of 2010, I bit the bullet. Two pills a day and the constant hum of worry was replaced with numbness and a low degree of self-hatred. I […]

How Do I Defeat Loneliness?

How Do I Defeat Loneliness?

Today I teamed up with The Refined Woman in a series called Just Breathe. Be sure to check out the other ladies apart of this collective on Instagram today–as well as the articles on their blogs: Corie Clark, Kat Harris, Julien Garman, Tutti del Monte, Nikia Phoenix, Brynn Watkins, Jessica Chow, Tonhya Wysong, Joanne Encarnacion Up until I was 20, […]

How My Big Brother’s Death Taught me to Meditate

How My Big Brother’s Death Taught me to Meditate

Today is my big brother’s birthday. I won’t be celebrating with him because the man has been in heaven for quite some time now :). I will celebrate him in spirit though, with a gift he gave me when he died: meditation. I was overwhelmed with grief, but my kindergarten brain came up with a way […]

I’m Making Personalized Meditations!

I’m Making Personalized Meditations!

I need your inspiration for my brand new blog series: Q&M Mondays. Every Monday I’ll create a Meditation (M) tailored to one of your relationship questions (Q). Q’s stands for questions like, “How do I stay grounded in who I am in the face of rejection? Am I too picky or do I just have […]