Walk Through the Open Doors

Each day this month I will be answering one question from these December Journal Prompts. Day 29: Next year I’d like to improve my mental health by… Next year I’d like to improve my mental health by taking my own advice. I’ve spent the past month reflecting on a truly amazing year. I’ve highlighted countless areas … Continue reading Walk Through the Open Doors

3 Mental Health Killers that Messed with Me This Year

Each day this month I will be answering one question from these December Journal Prompts. Day 14: Over the past year, what has contributed to the declines in your mental health? Even when life is at its very best, we all still face everyday challenges that threaten our mental well-being. I try to be proactive about … Continue reading 3 Mental Health Killers that Messed with Me This Year

Fearless Friday: Not Good Enough

Happy Friday, everyone! Today I am excited to welcome a guest post by friend and fellow blogger, Katrina Hamel. In today’s post, Katrina shares about how she is refusing to let fear and insecurity hold her back from using her God-given gifts. I hope it will encourage you to do the same! For more inspiration … Continue reading Fearless Friday: Not Good Enough

What Dental Health Taught Me About Mental Health

I am a flosser. Although flossing is one thing in life that I actually manage not to obsess about, I do genuinely enjoy the feeling of freshly flossed teeth—particularly after eating something especially chewy or stringy! This was the case after I ate supper last night. I took the evening off from my previously planned … Continue reading What Dental Health Taught Me About Mental Health

Foundations: Finding the Courage to be Imperfect

“Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect.” – Brené Brown I came across this quote on twitter this morning (tweeted by @theparentcue), and it deeply resonated with me. Just last night I was talking to a close friend about how insecurity connects all of our fears … Continue reading Foundations: Finding the Courage to be Imperfect

When Insecurity Strikes

I’ve been struggling with a lot of insecurity this weekend. Isn’t insecurity such a frustrating thing? Sometimes it is there, sometimes it is not. Sometimes it shows up when you least expect it. Sometimes it even makes an appearance in circumstances that you have navigated perfectly well without it in the past. That’s where I … Continue reading When Insecurity Strikes

Axe the Act: Making a Shift from Fake to Free

As I’ve opened up about my struggles over the years, I have had numerous people—ones that know me fairly well—tell me that if I hadn’t said anything, they never would have guessed that I struggle with social anxiety. I can understand why they would say that. I know that I can tend to come across … Continue reading Axe the Act: Making a Shift from Fake to Free