Something I've realized in the last few weeks is I struggle with giving myself self-compassion. For my friends, families & strangers? EASY. Myself? Very difficult. My therapist recommended writing a letter to myself where I show myself some self-compassion. Let me know if you try writing one to yourself & don't forget to join me on insta … Continue reading LETTER OF SELF COMPASSION
This weekend I did some reflecting, a lot of reflecting actually. I poured my soul out to my therapist, mother & friends. I had a breakthrough in 'why I do the things I do.' It was eye-opening, surprising, and allowed to to connect-the-dots in certain areas of my life. And it brought a lifelong curiosity … Continue reading DOES ‘EVERYTHING HAPPEN FOR A REASON’?
LONG TIME, NO SEE! I have not blogged for over 30 days and it's time to reconnect with the writer in me! Life has been pretty chaotic this month, but I’m finally getting back to some normality, and thus back into blogging. Rest assured that in October, I will be back a little less fearful and a … Continue reading HELLO OCTOBER: MONTHLY REFLECTIONS & INTENTIONS
Reaching out has been a problem for me for as long as I remember. Heck, it even took my best friend YEARS to crack me open. She literally had to encourage me and convince me it's okay to be vulnerable with her. When I eventually came around and did open up about my emotions, it was … Continue reading OPENING UP
Have you ever noticed how much contrast there is in life? Light/Darkness Hope/Despair Joy/Anger Good/Bad Beginnings/Ends Safety/Terror Clean/Messy Order/Chaos Cold/Hot Self-Care/Hustle Acceptance/Desire for Growth Positivity/Negativity I’m learning to accept that there is truth and beauty in life’s contrasts. I spent so many years of my life chasing the light and hiding from the darkness. I’ve … Continue reading LIFE IN CONTRASTS
I've been thinking about life and death this week. A typical thing to do when you lose a someone special, which sadly happened in my family this week. I lost my cousin Sidney; who was a devoted husband, father, musician, and teacher. As the Rabbi so eloquently said at the funeral, we "tucked him in" … Continue reading DEATH & LEAVING A LEGACY