I’ve written pretty openly about my struggles with depression and how going to therapy was crucial in getting through that time. Although I likely should have gone sooner, I’m one of those stubborn people who thinks that they’ve got everything figured out and if they just think on something long enough, they’ll figure out a solution. I held on for years operating this way, but it was issues with another person that convinced me there are some things I can’t figure out by myself. The first time I went to therapy it was with Neil. We had reached a point… View Post

photo by Will Johnson I have my first wellness workshop coming up this week and I finally decided what topic to discuss — food. More specifically, I want to address many of the disordered relationships with food, my own included, and why we need to learn to embrace the gray and not neatly place foods in certain “bad” or “good” categories. We all know how I feel about labeling. I’m still working on the points I want to emphasize and crossing my fingers that people will join in the discussion so I’m not left rambling about donuts or puppies for… View Post

May is mental health awareness month, so I wanted to make sure I talked about it before it was over. I feel like the past several posts have been about mental health in one way or another — my seven year clean date, my decision to make more time for this blog, and my announcement of my writing sabbatical in September. I’ll be sure to get back to fitness, food, and other helpful wellness posts, but this is always a passion of mine so we’ve got one more for you for now. I struggle with depression and anxiety, as do… View Post

May 20th lands on a Saturday this year. I don’t post on Saturdays and many of you don’t read on Saturdays. Therefore, this post is coming a few days early and I’m breaking a rule of recovery rooms — don’t celebrate before it’s time because you never know what tomorrow may bring. I’m pretty sure, however, that after (almost) seven years I won’t pick up a bottle or use said bottle to wash down a handful of pills, so here goes. Obligatory warning — this post contains talk of depression and drug use, so if you find those things triggering, come… View Post

I feel like I could use this topic to spin off all kinds of posts ranging from learning to say no to how to tap into your intuition. Maybe I still will. 🙂 I’ve mentioned here and there that I’ve been feeling overwhelmed for at least a good month or so. My problems are all good ones to have — too much work with not enough hours in the day. As much as I wish it weren’t true, there is too much of a good thing. I gave up one of my teaching jobs at the end of March. While… View Post