What Is A Survivor?

When you hear the word survivor what do you think I think of someone who survived an accident, someone who lived on after someone else passes, and someone who is doing just better than “getting by” in their life. To me, survival means that we were close to death, but somehow we managed to escape it this time. So when it comes to life, is surviving enough?  Yes, ...

Stuck In Grief?

Are we stuck here forever? When we experience loss or pain we often feel like it is going to be this way forever.  What if I told you that experiencing loss and feeling pain were not only part of life, but also part of growth?  When we are going through a challenge like losing a loved one, going through a painful breakup, or experiencing a ...

4 Steps to Crowding Out Negative Thoughts

“I can’t do this.” “I will never be happy again.” “Who am I to get what I want in life?” “My feelings don’t matter because I need to be strong for everyone else.” “No one understands me.” “I am alone in this world.” “It’s all on my shoulders.” “It never works out for me.”   If any of these thoughts sound familiar, you are not ...

6 Ways to Slow Down & Enjoy Your Life

Sometimes it is harder to slow down than it is to stay busy.  Have you ever noticed that we can barely sit at a red light without pulling out our phones? When you go to the dentist, do you sit and enjoy the quiet or do you grab a magazine?  What about when you are eating alone? Do you focus on the food or do ...