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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 →

Today Means Amen

I can't claim the below poem as my own. If only. It has been on my heart today. I've reread it so many times the last week. Shared it with my husband. With friends. Now I want to share it... Continue Reading →

Dear M.D. Part 2

Exactly a year ago today I was ready to kick my depression on its ass. And so, I wrote it a letter preparing for a fight. It was more of an act of faith versus an action of belief. Hebrews... Continue Reading →

Mindfulness on Negativity

I'm tired of the prejudice and stigma that society has created for mental illness. I'm tired of feeling like I'm broken because of anxiety or depression. I'm also tired of feeling like something is wrong with me because I have... Continue Reading →

Reframing The Negative

I will probably always be a student when it comes to a way to combat negative emotions. I know I've written a few times about the different ways to fight when you're down but I was told today that sometimes... Continue Reading →

Laughter Helped Change My Life

Tonight is mPact. I won't stand...errr sit here and tell you that it hasn't been a challenge lately. For the most part I absolutely adore each and every child I get to visit with on Wednesday nights. They each have... Continue Reading →

Conquering Self Doubt

There is a verse in the Bible that says, "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." Sometimes I tell myself, well I can be prideful but I really don't think highly of myself because the Bible says pride comes before the fall.... Continue Reading →

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