Do what works for you

My dog does a great job at doing her own thing and doing what works for her. Sometimes, I wish I had her “go with the flow” attitude (alright, it’s more like most times). Chrissy goes to her sitter’s house at least once a week, and we often joke that she is a diva. InContinue reading “Do what works for you”

Seeing the good in anxiety

A few weeks ago, I noticed my anxiety levels increased as I mentally prepared for an event. I had many “what if” anxious thoughts and found it difficult to self-soothe or believe that things will be okay. I struggled with being okay with the things I could not change and tried to remind myself ofContinue reading “Seeing the good in anxiety”

Saying Yes When You Want to Say No

How many times have you said yes to others when you really wanted to say no? I often have an internal dialogue about what I “should” be doing for others and for myself. I think this has been an internal dialogue for as long as I can remember and I know I am not aloneContinue reading “Saying Yes When You Want to Say No”

My dog, her toys, and mindful lessons

A while back I wrote about what my dog teaches me about mindfulness and she is still a very good teacher. She still takes her time to sniff every leaf and go around every tree to sniff even if we walk the same path three times a day! She definitely understands what it means toContinue reading “My dog, her toys, and mindful lessons”

Seeing yourself when you are unseen by others

I recently wrapped up an incredible week at a summer research institute. It was transformative and inspiring and it also brought up a LOT of unsettling thoughts and emotions. The theme for the week-long institute was “othering, belonging, and becoming” and right now, I think that topic is more relevant than ever before.