From the ashes of mental abuse

Abuse is never easy to speak out about. Not only did I write about this topic but Mackenzie and I created a dance video to help the healing.

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Don’t believe everything you think

“In any given moment we have two options: To step forward into growth or to step back to safety.”- Abraham Maslow When starting this article this quote spoke volumes to the topic I will be discussing.  After  my cancer diagnosis every doctor I saw told me I should be seeing a therapist or at least…

99% Mental Fight

Thirteen years ago I sat in a waiting room for my consultation with the board of doctors who would decide my cancer journey.  As I sat there shaking, sweating palms, tears in my eyes, and a knot in my stomach, a woman leaned over next to me. Whispered softly and said,” 99% of this fight…

Eye of the Tiger

For the past week I have been in a really bad place. This is something very difficult to articulate as those dancing monkey’s I have spoken about in the past tend to creep up when we least expect it. There are not many times when I can’t seem to pull myself out of the dark…

Repost – A recovering prefectionist on letting go of perfection

This week’s repost is a recent Weekend Reading segment from Gina at The Full Helping.  This article really drives home the weight of striving for perfection.  Gina offers her personal experience as well as excerpts from the experience of others: A friend of mine told me that he recently went to a conference where all of…

Suicidal Thoughts

  Tonight I was going to write about my day volunteering for the American Cancer Society’s Bicycles Battling Cancer event. I have decided to switch gears and focus on what has been front and center of media attention this week. The two suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.  May they…