Finding The Joy Again

I’m starting to feel joy again. What an amazing feeling. I remember telling my therapist shortly before my mom passed that one of my goals was to be able to truly feel laughter and joy again. I spoke about how life felt less joyful, and moments of laughter felt almost out of body, and that I wasn’t actually experiencing them …

It’s Okay if You Don’t Have the Same Energy Around Things You Used to Love to Do

It’s okay if you don’t have the same energy around the things you used to. This is a message I keep trying to remind myself. I’ve mentioned this before and I’ll mention it now, my motivation levels are so low, writing these blogs is so hard to do these days. Let’s not even mention the speaking engagement I had last …

One Day Joy Will Feel More Joyful

I never really thought about losing a parent until thinking about it was my only choice. I never really thought about the immense impact the loss would have on my life. Nothing is quite the same, yet everything has to move forward and that never quite makes sense to me. I have a few friends who have lost parents, who …

A Little One is Joining This Mental Health Crew!

Some exciting news is coming your way! I’ve been keeping this a secret for a while now, but so excited to share that my husband and I are expecting our first child! It’s been such an emotional whirlwind managing the joy of a baby and the grief of losing my mom. I find comfort in the fact that my mom …

Take Care of You First

There will always be work to do. Take care of you first. This weekend I decided to dedicate time to myself for self-care. 2021 has been incredibly tiring and has truly been an emotional rollercoaster. The effects of it all have been catching up to me and I’m feeling the exhaustion from it all. We just bought a new home, …

Keep Checking In On Others

Keep checking in on those around you. You never know who needs it. We are so good about it in the beginning, when someone experiences a loss, a trauma, or a breakup, we are so good in the beginning about checking in, seeing how that person is doing. In time though, we stop. We stop asking how people are. We …