Are You Beautiful?

Do you believe that you're beautiful? I'm not talking about society's version of beauty but your personal definition.Are you beautiful?If that question made you uncomfortable, have you ever stopped to ask yourself why? I believe we have been taught to diminish our beauty just as we have been taught to diminish our worth. If someone…

Being Present in the Pain

When I was younger, I always wanted to be someone else. Younger me did not understand that her beliefs and thoughts about herself were holding her back from her true potential. Now that I'm older I understand that what we tell our selves, what we believe to be true, is the one thing that truly…

Learning to be…

I started doing Adriene's Yoga Camp a couple weeks ago and today is day 15. I don't remember why I started or how I stumbled upon her 30 days series but after watching her orientation video I figured I would give it a shot.I've always been a start and stop kinda girl when it comes…

Learning to Step Into my Power

Disciplinary conversations are apart of my job. They aren't my favorite part and until recently have caused some nervousness beforehand. This past Tuesday I had to have one of these conversations and the apprehension arose. After work I started to think about why this was and realized that I was giving away my power.I was…

If it Were Easy

"If it were easy, everyone would be doing it."How often have you heard that phrase or some version of it? My guess is quite a few times. It's a concept that is easy enough to agree with but harder to execute. After all, if it were easy, you wouldn't be procrastinating.Maybe I'm just talking to…

Alice and the Well

Once upon a time Alice fell down a well. It was actually more of a jump but let's not get distracted by technicalities. Anyway, Alice thought she'd hit the water soon enough but to her surprise kept falling and falling and falling.Finally, she landed on her back with a soft thud on the wet earth.…

Thoughts on Fear

The whole world's scared so I swallow the fear. The only thing I should be drinking is an ice cold beer. p!nk, "F**kin' Perfect" When thinking about what to write, a song lyric from P!nk's song, "F**kin' Perfect," popped into my head. Fear. It's bitter in my mouth but yet I keep drinking it.The world…

Heavy & Light

On Saturday I attended To Write Love On Her Arms' "Heavy & Light: An Evening of Songs, Conversation And Hope." I watched it online last year and figured since I love the work they're doing and I love music I should attend it in person while I have the opportunity to do so.The only artist…