Future Self Journaling: a 90 day recap on the best tool for self development you’re NOT using.

I have never journaled regularly, at least not in the sense that many people do. When I competed professionally I kept a training journal, and I religiously tracked my sets, reps, intensities, and any important cues that I needed to remember, or that were particularly helpful. But I have never been one to reflect onContinue reading “Future Self Journaling: a 90 day recap on the best tool for self development you’re NOT using.”

Spark Joy

Life is a but a spark. A spark is defined as a small fiery particle thrown off from a fire, alight in ashes, or produced by striking together two hard surfaces such as stone or metal. A tiny fiery particle that under the right circumstances can light an entire forest afire. Creating massive destruction and change.AnContinue reading “Spark Joy”

Anger Management

I SCREAM at the top of my lungs.The sound frightens me.Am I losing my mind?It feels as though I am…But I must SCREAM!I must say something!Because I never did when I had the chance… This trigger hurts. It hurts so much.I feel an immediate fight or flight response kick in.The wash of chemicals floods my body, AndContinue reading “Anger Management”

Be the Observer

Does your heart ever ache?Like there’s a hand that is squeezing tightly around it, restricting the flow,Constricting, like a cuff that just can’t quite fully expand, and your heart strains against it?It feels so deep…Deep down between cells, down to the molecules, to the atoms, to the spaces between them. Have you ever experienced aContinue reading “Be the Observer”

Radical Self Honesty?

Integrity is an interesting trait. Defined as a “quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.”   We often think about someone as either having integrity or not. Someone is either honest or dishonest. Someone is either acting within integrity, or without. And I don’t necessarily think it’s that black and white. It is,Continue reading “Radical Self Honesty?”

We LOVE As WE Are

“I love you.”“And how do you love me?”“I love you as you are.” It’s a fallacy really.A lie told to one’s self. To believe that we see someone clearly enough to love them “as they are.” We like to think that we can see people clearly.Our parents, our kids, our lovers, our life partners and friends…. OurContinue reading “We LOVE As WE Are”

I went to a cuddle puddle.

Yep, that’s right, a cuddle puddle! (Insert hearty eyes emoji here). For those of you who are wondering, a cuddle puddle is a big old pile of pillows, and comfy blankets, with a bunch of strangers piled in the middle, spooning, caressing, holding hands, touching each other with consensual, non-sexual touch. What thoughts does thisContinue reading “I went to a cuddle puddle.”

Mother’s Day

What does being a mother mean to you?We all came from a woman,We may have been raised by the same woman,And we all have to leave that woman at some point in our life, Sometimes at birth, sometimes later in life, sometimes she leaves us, For whatever reason. Relationships are hard and complex and riddled with expectations,AndContinue reading “Mother’s Day”

What do you want to be when you grow up?

They asked, what do you want to be when you grow up?A doctor, a lawyer? I remember the question.My Dad asked me regularly.What do you want to be when you grow up?I didn’t know then, and I have an idea now. I think a better question would be, WHO do you want to be when youContinue reading “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

A message to women dealing with Imposter Syndrome – Part 2

I felt my worthlessness wash away. I felt my anxieties and insecurities slip into the abyss.  I felt my worry melt off my skin like a bead of sweat on a hot day . And I remembered.  I am lovely.  I am wonderful.  I am awesome.  I am beautiful.  I love me. I truly loveContinue reading “A message to women dealing with Imposter Syndrome – Part 2”