Quiet

It wasn't until I contemplated what word to use for today's A-Z Challenge post that I realized how much I appreciate quiet. By that I mean in my mind. For so long I had let the whirlwind of destructive thoughts spin through my mind that as I sit here and write, I realize how grateful …

Cultivating Joy

Something I was actually surprised about once I overcame my battle with depression was the feeling of joy. It wasn't something I was familiar with or new how to identify. It made me feel uncomfortable and self-conscious. I didn't know how to interpret it and thought it was surely the calm before the storm. Surely …

Intention

Something that surprised me during my journey of self-discovery was the power of intention. Whether the motivation behind why I did something or the end result I desired, intention is a powerful thing. I set intentions regularly throughout my day from how I want to show up for the day to the things I want …

Authenticity

You'd think being yourself would be the easiest thing in the world. Yet for so many years I struggled to know who I was. After those awkward teenage years of wanting to fit in yet be an individual came those early adulthood years. I got married pretty young and it wasn't long before I lost …