THE Real Life Never Ending Story

Okay guys. Here come the feels. 

I am not having the best day. In fact, I am in what I call a “funk.” I have low energy, I have little of myself to give, and I know I’m ready for a break. 

I have good insight and resources to help myself when I get in these moods though. So I was sitting at my desk starting to plan my pity party when it hit me… what if I didn’t? 

What if I wasn’t insightful? 

What if I didn’t have resources?

What if the funk never ended??

What if. 

Can you imagine it?? 

Take your time. 

Seriously. Take a minute. 

Imagine your worst day. When you’re exhausted and you have nothing left to give.
But you HAVE TO keep going. Your family needs you. 

Now add on anxiety. 
Not a little. Let’s go big and add the full shebang. You worry about EVERYTHING. 

So You’re depressed and guilty about it. And you worry about that. And you worry about the bills. And your kids. And your job. And your health. And that thing you said in third grade. And your hair. And your husband. And your mother in law. And the bananas that are going bad. And. Every. Other. Thought. That comes through your head. 
And then. You get more depressed because you cannot stop getting anxious about it. 

Anxiety and depression not your cup of tea? 

Okay, go back to that worst day ever you were imagining. Now imaging humming. All day. Loudly. Add a buzzing too. You know what, lets add voices too. Four. Three talking to each other. One to you. And they. Don’t. Stop. All day. And all night. 


And over. 

And over. 

They just keep talking. 

Can you imagine it??
What if you hated your body? Your beautiful body that helps your live life. What if, when you looked in the mirror, it didn’t even look like you? What if it was a scary monster you didn’t recognize and you would do anything in your power to change the mirror? What if that included starving or other forms of self harm?

Can you imagine??

Bare with me. 

Imagine your worst day. 

Imagine my funk. 

Now imagine it happening. Again. And again. And again. 

Mental illness is real. 

Whether people choose to talk about it or stigmatize it, IT EXIST. People are dealing with very serious issues. The more we talk about it, the more likely people are to reach out for help. 

Do your part and spread the word. 

This is 2017. It’s time people accept the reality that is mental illness. 

#suicidepreventionweek #endstigma #keeptalkingmh #sicknotweak #composmentiscounseling ❤️

Fighting with Kindness

Sometimes an argument can end in two ways: you can fight to prove you are right or you can choose to put your differences aside. The latter is the harder option. Choosing peace over winning is a learned skill. 

I am not advocating to be a “push over” or not to stand up for yourself. I am instead saying to choose your battles. You do not have to be right every time. Sometimes you can agree to disagree and sometimes you can say sorry first. 

Talk a deep look at yourself and your fighting style today. When you argue, do you want to be known as kind or right? 

Suicide Awareness 

Good reminder as we approach Suicide Awareness Day!

💛You matter simply bc you exist 

💛 If you can’t see it yet, PLEASE hold out for you aha moment when you see your value. You matter. I promise. Please stay. 

💛If you are dealing with thoughts of suicide, consider reaching out to a trusted friend or family member. If you feel comfortable, contact a mental health professional directly or use the suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255. 

💛Ultimately, my message is the same. You matter. Use your resources. Find positive coping skills and stay. 

Morning Routine 

Any coffee drinkers? ☕️ Yogis? Any one like Meditation? Prayer? Reading? Just a quiet minute! 🚨🚨🚨THIS POST is your reminder to start your day in a positive way so that you are setting it up to be a GOOD DAY! Speak positivity. Create it. Use self fulfilling prophecy to your advantage. Don’t argue. Run around rush. Hit snooze four times. Or worry yourself with negative news online. Find something positive to do and start your day off right! 🌻💛

Effort + Results 

Ever heard the first step is the hardest? 

Every great journey in life started SOMEWHERE. That great basketball player you admire so much had to dribble his first ball. That amazing scientist working to cure cancer? She had to learn to read. 

Everyone has a first step to their journey. 

That first step, the baby step, adds up. It may not seem important to you right now or it may be just the opposite. It may terrify you. You may be so scared of your journey that you keep pushing off that first step. 

My encouragement to you today is do it. Try. Have faith. Believe in yourself and in possibilities. 

Sometimes.. a little effort can lead to big results.