May is National Mental Health Awareness month.Let's talk about it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D49bWOBP_rY I share and heart positive memes when they come across my feed and fully support the work of TWLOHA. I believe in and advocate for mental health awareness. I'm walking on my own mental health journey but it's often a lonely road.I don't talk … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness
I sit in silence asking myself what it is I want to write about. It's a strange feeling to want to write about everything and nothing.It's rare for me to sit in silence these days. With YouTube and Spotify and Hulu, there's a large range of noise to drown out the silence.This past month has … Continue reading A Post About Silence
What's the point in appearing to be strong or that you have it all together when you don't? As far as I know, there is no prize at the end of our lives for the one who struggled the most in secret. So why do we do it? What is that we are fearing? Why … Continue reading Truth, Vulnerability, & Struggle
I put together a presentation to my co-workers on how to practice critical awareness based off Brené Brown's book I Thought it Was Just Me (But it Isn't). At first I was apprehensive to volunteer to give a presentation because, even though I present information to the trainees at my company, presenting in front of my peers … Continue reading Show Up When Your Heart Beats Faster
"I don't want to stand out anymore. Why can't I be like everyone else? Why does everyone else seem like they are confident while I'm over here faking it? Why can't I have a fucking conversation without my words fumbling out of my mouth? I sound like an idiot..." So were the thoughts of younger … Continue reading Finding the Beauty in Being Yourself
But in owning my story I find that I really never had faith myself - I had what I was taught about other people's faith.
When you get rejected, how soon do you get back up to face potential rejection again? I've interviewed for the same job in my current company four times. I was given the promotion after the first attempt, but due to unforeseen events, they decided to focus on my supervisor's development and got rid of the … Continue reading Overcoming Self-Doubt
How can I inspire you to be vulnerable if I am not? How can I tell you that it is okay to live your truth, that you will be loved, if I do not live it fully myself?