There is hope after…

There is hope after…

I want everyone to know that there is hope. I remember when I felt hopeless. When things felt like too much, and I felt like too little. I remember when my brother came to stay with me one night when I didn’t want to be alone, because I had lost hope. I remember when...
You are not alone

You are not alone

I was not at my best the other day, and I admitted it to a friend. I’m still learning that it’s okay to admit that to a friend. Or anyone. I still somehow can get stuck with needing to be “strong” and look “strong.” No matter how much I write here that it’s strength...
Sometimes it’s strongest not to be strong

Sometimes it’s strongest not to be strong

Perhaps those who know me well would say that my biggest “addiction” – or behavior that I can’t put down – is my need to be strong. Strong enough. Stronger than others. Stronger than you’d expect. (Some might even say that’s why I lift heavy weights.) And yet when a...
I’ve found the steps to letting go

I’ve found the steps to letting go

Something was irking at me, hard and deep. I was hurt and angry, and I couldn’t seem to find my way through or past it, no matter how much I wanted to be through and past it. I wasn’t sure what I should do, or could do, even though I teach people what to do when...
I want to feel as good as I can right now

I want to feel as good as I can right now

That sounds selfish, right? Or hedonistic? Or just entirely wrong for our self-less, put others first, Puritanical society? I think it sounds good. It might be about hedonistic pleasure. Or laziness. Or selfishness. Or it might be about taking this moment and...