Take A Minute

One symptom or trait does not a mental illness make any more than a cough means a person has pneumonia. Watching a TED talk does not make one a mental health professional.  When people minimize mental health condition or play pop psychologist they contribute to creating an environment where it is harder to get help. So much…

It’s My Birthday, Bitches!

Well, this been the quietest birthday I have had in quite some time. Adulting called, and I was happy to oblige as it is nice to be able to help others. I did take the day off from work as I even now I cannot stand to work on my birthday. Adulting allowed me to…

In A Place of Yes

I have spent some time outside of my comfort zone. I might be the least spontaneous person alive. I value my schedule and routine. My love for lists and plans and calendars and lists knows no bounds. Structure. Organization. Security. However, my desire to live a life of adventure has gotten the better of me….

Creating A Life I Love

I am constantly working to design a life I love. I recognize I am a work in progress and am learning that my strength comes from sharing my story – the good, the bad, the adventure, the heartbreak, the fear, the joy. Being vulnerable is oddly empowering. Sharing my trials and triumphs and owning my…

Victimized, not a Victim

I have struggled with whether or not to write this. Very few people know, but I feel more compelled to share the not so pretty parts of my life these days. So, without getting into all the details I have been a victim of sexual, physical, and emotional violence. These were separate events, and I…

A Brief Austin Excursion

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to take a whirlwind Austin trip. Sometimes life works out and you get to balance work and play in the absolute best ways possible. After 11 years in Austin and almost a year and a half away I must say I thoroughly enjoy Austin as a tourist,…

Be Smart, Be Brave, . . .And Don’t Take Any Shit

The above statement paraphrases a Kelly Cutrone quote. I adore the quote. I stumbled upon it several years ago when I was not in the best place but very much trying to figure out who I wanted to be. I had been spending time trying to be who I thought I was supposed to be…