My autoimmune disease diagnosis

I went to the doctor on Monday, and was told that I have an autoimmune disease called Rheumatoid Arthritis. I am taking further steps to get blood work done to try and figure out for sure what is going on, and where to go from here. My head is boggled with a ton of informationContinue reading “My autoimmune disease diagnosis”

Let’s normalize the menstrual cycle!

The menstrual cycle is a natural function that should be normalized by society. Women (or anyone who menstruates) should be able to walk to the bathroom carrying a tampon or pad in public, without feeling pressured to hide it in shame and secrecy. Women should be allowed to discuss it in public. Men should notContinue reading “Let’s normalize the menstrual cycle!”

On affirmations & the process of manifestation

Getting what you want is difficult… it’s even more difficult knowing that you are the one getting in your own way… it’s not the world that’s against you, but your own mind. Affirmations are phrases you can repeat in your head, say out loud, write over and over, etc. to cut through subconscious blockages andContinue reading “On affirmations & the process of manifestation”

Wish Wednesday ~ the past is holding you back

“Let go of what no longer serves you.” This is a quote you hear a lot, especially when it comes to manifesting what you want. They say that you must let go of what no longer serves you in order to attract new, better energy into your life. But what exactly does that mean? ItContinue reading “Wish Wednesday ~ the past is holding you back”

Self-care Sunday ~ Dissociation

Dissociation means to “dissociate from the world” by losing consciousness. It involves detachment from one’s feelings and entire reality. Dissociation is an involuntary, instinctual, survival response conditioned in early childhood as a way of responding to trauma. Those who frequently dissociate are likely to have a personality disorder due to a serotonin deficiency. During aContinue reading “Self-care Sunday ~ Dissociation”

Flow Friday ~ open up

One of my goals this year is to open up more… Although I consider myself to be  open-minded, I can also be very closed in some ways. I have a hard shell around me. There’s a lot going on under the surface that I don’t always like to reveal. Sometimes this can get in theContinue reading “Flow Friday ~ open up”

Exposed

You shined a light on me Revealing what I could not see Maybe I was dumb and naive Or maybe I was calculated and spiteful Honestly I’ll never know I feel so exposed, exposed, exposed You shined a light on my past Even my childhood days Revealing all the ways All the chaos I’d createContinue reading “Exposed”

Self-care Sunday ~ an introduction

As much as you may hear about “self-care,” most people do not truly understand what it means, or the importance of it. Self-care means to take care of oneself, to acknowledge your needs, to check in with your mind and your body. On autopilot mode, we tend to live too deeply in our heads andContinue reading “Self-care Sunday ~ an introduction”

Be yourself

We have all gone through times when we lose ourselves. When we try so hard to impress someone that we end up doing the opposite. Because if somebody actually likes you then they will appreciate you for who you are. And you need to be yourself. But this is easy to forget. Sometimes it’s aContinue reading “Be yourself”

Day 24: write about a lesson you’ve learned the hard way

I have learned the hard way that it is important to be aware of your actions and your effect on people. Sometimes we do things totally subconsciously and then play innocent when we see that we have hurt someone. But just because you don’t realize what you may have said or done, you don’t seeContinue reading “Day 24: write about a lesson you’ve learned the hard way”