Overcoming Fear

While we were all born with that built-in danger sensing mechanism, fear, most of our frights are those that we have learned. Why is this important? Our brains are capable of change, adaptation, and unlearning! Fear is a healthy instinctual response to danger, thus steering us from the harmful. The lines begin to blur, however,Continue reading “Overcoming Fear”

A Lil’ Self Care

Sometimes, we need to take a bit of time for ourselves, regardless of how busy life might be. This is what a small slice of R&R heaven looks like to me: A vanilla latte face mask & exfoliating scrub Organic Vanilla Bean Coffee Grounds Unrefined coconut oil Mix 3/4 parts coffee grounds to 1/4 partsContinue reading “A Lil’ Self Care”

Gratitude, The Antidepressant

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions.” Zig Ziglar Dopamine and serotonin – 2 out of the 4 neurochemicals in the brain – are a winning combo. In fact, their combined strength can rival that of a prescribed antidepressant! How do we tap into these ‘reward’ and ‘mood booster’ chemicals? The answer is simple;Continue reading “Gratitude, The Antidepressant”

Socialization – The Ultimate Therapy

It was during one of my socially anxious periods that I began to withdraw from the company of others. I isolated to the tipping point of my mental health, but it wasn’t until I sought the friendship of others that I truly began to break free of self-placed restrictions and negative thought patterns. For me,Continue reading “Socialization – The Ultimate Therapy”

The Stranger (An Original Poem)

Once there was a mining town, that cleaved upon the desert brown. In this town was a saloon; beer was drunk from dawn till noon. Men clutched mugs of liquid gold, their drunkenness a fight forebode. Empty holster, empty head – deadeye discharged flying lead. He, gunslinger broad of chest, was well-regarded in the West.Continue reading “The Stranger (An Original Poem)”

Take Me (An Original Poem)

Take me where the air is clean; Flowers bloom, and grass is green. Where dirt paths are the ones folks trod, And beetles scamper in the sod; Where meadowlarks croon in the trees, And autumn leaves dance in the breeze; Where buttercups are wet with dew, And evenings cast a purple hue; Where grasses raiseContinue reading “Take Me (An Original Poem)”

6 Reasons to Ditch Modern Dating Culture

With all of the modern day technology steamrolling every social connection into an online format, relationships and dating have become nothing more than a smokescreen to our hashtag personas.  Gone are the days of front porch cuddles, double straw malts, and lingering kisses goodnight at the door.  Those of us who dare to cast aContinue reading “6 Reasons to Ditch Modern Dating Culture”

The Science Of Kindness

If you’ve ever volunteered your time, given a hand-up to someone going through a rough patch, or simply taken the time to compliment a coworker, you may have experienced a kindness high. This high is so powerful, it has similar effects to a mild dose of morphine! So what’s the science? Research has proven thatContinue reading “The Science Of Kindness”

The Importance of Balance

Like most of you, I’ve battled with depression, anxiety and stress – tons and tons of stress! What I failed to realize, however, was that I was turning my past experiences into self-fulfilling future prophecies.  My negative self-talk was destroying any chance I had at future success. In fact, I even brought on a disorderContinue reading “The Importance of Balance”