From Sand to Gemstones

Refining Life's Ragged Edges


mental health

Not Once

This weekend I geeked out. I kid you not. My husband and I have always been huge fans of super heroes. So, when the opportunity became available for us to meet said super heroes we jumped on the chance. You... Continue Reading →

Why I Choose Gratefulness

I spent a few years being ungrateful. Ungrateful about life, my circumstances. About my health, my unluckiness to not have something good happen to me. I was ungrateful about what I did have -¬† an amazing husband, a stable job,... Continue Reading →

Forever Is Composed of Nows

I began my 2017 summer with a single thought: live in the now. I heard someone respond to that with, "No one can always live in the now." That person was correct, and so very wrong. Over the last few... Continue Reading →

Working Through Grief

Today I threw a Fall Social. I'm around these people all day and I never see them so I forced the interaction. One of my friends laughed at me yesterday because she said, "I never see you but when I... Continue Reading →


These two words have taken social media by storm since yesterday. Thanks to a suggestion made by a friend to Alyssa Milano the words "me too" is trending with incredible impact. When I first saw Milano's request on Instagram I'll... Continue Reading →

Mental Health Awareness Day 10/10/17

Today will always be a day that I hold dear to my heart. I have suffered with anxiety and depression for more than half of my life. And during that time I spent it "alone and afraid." I was too... Continue Reading →

For The Love Of…A Positive Self Image

It's no secret I'm not too fond of the way my ¬†body looks. I can point the finger as far as the reasonings to it. But, ultimately, it's up to me to conquer those stupid thoughts and I embarked on... Continue Reading →

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