I Am Brave

I love my one-year-old’s power walk. She cruises through the house, fearless, unstoppable. Because she knows nothing about what could possibly happen. She has no anticipatory anxiety. She simply enjoys discovering the parts of life she now has access to. What if we were like this? A little healthy fear to keep us safe isContinue reading “I Am Brave”

The Freedom of Exercise

It’s been a rough month over here. Hell, it’s been a rough year and a half 🙈. After struggling with my mental health through the pandemic, moving, and having the kids at home full-time, we all got Covid. Although the lingering physical effects of our illness took weeks to shake off, it has been hardContinue reading “The Freedom of Exercise”

Building a Social Circle

For one of the first times in my life, I have nothing to say. I finished my book and had plans to bulk up on blog posts, but as soon as my story finished, my body shut down. As if the writing had been keeping me alive. I think I’ve been having a harder timeContinue reading “Building a Social Circle”

Why is Self-Care Hard?

I shared in my last post how we often mistake self-care for activities that are essential. Why do we do this? The simple answer is because self-care is really hard. Now let me break down why we only do it if we have to. The first, is that I’ve made myself irreplaceable as mom. NoContinue reading “Why is Self-Care Hard?”

“Survival is Not Self-Care”

I watched a video by Cat and Nat that struck home. It centered on the idea that “survival is not self-care.” Most of what we consider as “taking care of ourselves” is actually a slew of necessary activities that we’ve become grateful for being able to accomplish. Like taking a shower or cutting our nails.Continue reading ““Survival is Not Self-Care””

To Take Care of Myself

In order to support my mental health, I’ve begun waking up early. Yep! Like 4:30am in the morning early. Gasp! Now I bet you’re wondering how waking up when it’s pitch black outside could actually make the day go better. Well, let me tell you. After a second session with our family hypnotherapist, she helpedContinue reading “To Take Care of Myself”

At the Expense of Myself

I’ve always thought that I was a patient person, but I’ve realized that I’m a master internalizer. What I attributed to an unnatural ability to remain calm in a stressful situation was simply me processing my emotions through my body. That’s a fancy way of saying my body suffered because my mind refused. I haveContinue reading “At the Expense of Myself”

A Good Investment

Have you ever had so much stress inside your body you felt you couldn’t breathe? Of course you have! You’re a mom!  The idea of Yev and me moving is becoming more of a reality with each day, and I feel like my sanity is crumbling as quickly as our dreams are actualizing.  I’ve neverContinue reading “A Good Investment”

Out of Batteries

My friend recently told me, “I feel like I’m going to collapse, but the kids keep going.” Anyone else feel this way? These kids seem to have everlasting batteries and no off switch. How do they do it?? I would give anything to have one ounce of their energy. Some days I’m exhausted by likeContinue reading “Out of Batteries”

Good Enough

I had an epic post in mind for today. One that asked you to analyze the ways in which you give and receive love and how it affects your marriage. How do you navigate marital struggles when you and your spouse are not compatible in this way, and what does it mean for your marriage?Continue reading “Good Enough”