Taking Back My Power To Appreciate Life.

Recovering from Depression.

The blog post entitled; Depression: I Can’t Fake The Funk, was a glimpse into what was happening inside my world that triggered a brief battle with depression. Today I am grateful to be free enough to share my thoughts and be more transparent about what was happening. After having a successful surgery in May of 2020, my beautiful mother was diagnosed with cancer. A devastating blow is seriously an understatement; my heart broke into tiny pieces. The thought of losing my mom became an emotional warzone. I felt I did not have the supplies to defeat the unsettling sadness in my soul. Grief covered me and completely took over my entire being on every level, so much so I felt like I couldn’t function mentally.

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Showing Compassion To Those Who Have Experienced A Great Loss.

In Time Of Bereavement.

Recently on October 1, my family experienced a devastating loss of my beloved Aunt Bo who has suffered many years with her health. Knowing there was a 50/50 chance of survival, we also knew the quality of her life would most likely decline. So when God called her home, I believe everyone was at peace with the fact my Aunt Bo is no longer suffering in her body, However, beginning the process of coping with the reality that we will no longer physically see her again is horrifically overwhelming. Every action and reaction to the news of her loss is valid from: Continue reading

People Pleasing Part 1: When Saying “Yes” Goes Horribly Wrong!

“People-pleasers want everyone around them to be happy and they will do whatever is asked of them. They put everyone else before themselves. Saying yes is almost an addiction that makes them feel like they need to be needed. This makes them feel important and like they’re contributing to someone else’s life.” Dr. Susan Newman, Psychologist and author of The Book of No: 250 Ways to Say It-And Mean It and Stop People-Pleasing Forever.

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