The Storytelling Series: This One is For the Moms

I have this terrible habit of holding things in for way too long and then I get to this point where something simple pushes me over the edge and cue my bi-monthly mental breakdown. (Much different than a normal monthly female mental breakdown, just an FYI) This is the kind of breakdown that you question everything that is around you at that very moment from why you’re even a mom in the first place to why did those brownie Christmas trees back in December turn out like that? 

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The Storytelling Series

Sober Warrior of Two

Honesty, loyalty, compassion, and just plain old doing the right thing are principles my life is currently set upon. But it hasn’t always been this way. Three years ago it was ripping and running, getting high, lying, ignoring responsibilities, not being accountable, and a million other terrible and awful things. Most of the time, I am beyond grateful for how far I have come, yet some days I still feel just a sliver ashamed. I am in no way, shape, or form, proud of what I have done and what all I put those who truly love and care about me through on a daily basis; however I am proud to have come out the other side of it.

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For The Sake of Connection

It was cold, really cold. The Earth was frozen by layers of ice and snow and I could feel it in my bones. But with the words of Rich Roll and Johann Hari filling the background and caffeine flowing through my body, I saw the sun begin to rise and work its magic. Minute by minute I watched as it bathed the Earth in gold light. The world slowly began to soften, to wake. I began to soften. It was almost as if I could see the ground take a big belly breath in and out. This is it, I thought to myself. This is connection.

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