daily life, faith, mental health, wellness

Watershed: Part 2 – All the things we do not need

"This is a revealing time" I heard that phrase recently on a podcast that I love, and it perfectly summarized what I've been feeling these last few weeks of isolation. Some of us are experiencing more literal isolation than others; but regardless if you're still able to leave your house, to work outside the home,… Continue reading Watershed: Part 2 – All the things we do not need

daily life, meditation, mental health, self acceptance

Watershed – Part 1: A global experience, experienced alone.

Good morning friend. How are you feeling today? Let's take big breath together. Let's be here, right now, together. Depending on where you are in North America as you read this, you're likely in week two or week three of social distancing and isolation. It's a strange and surreal thing to be collectively experiencing something like this,… Continue reading Watershed – Part 1: A global experience, experienced alone.

instagram, mental health, sobriety, social media, therapy

What I’ve learnt From 9 Months of Sobriety

so·bri·e·ty /səˈbrīədē/ noun the state of being sober. Similar: soberness clear-headedness abstinence nonindulgence abstemiousness temperance Today I am 9 months sober. Before I left social media, I had noticed that sobriety was trending online. I was following a few sobriety accounts, and learning more about how things like "mommy wine culture" are subtle (not) ways… Continue reading What I’ve learnt From 9 Months of Sobriety

#metoo, Christianity, feminism, mental health, spiritual abuse, therapy

#churchtoo – my story of spiritual abuse and being silenced for nearly a decade

Victims of trauma often say the justice they seek isn't from the perpetrator, but rather from the bystander. Why didn’t anyone do anything? The bystander see the injustice, but does nothing to intercede. When the victim finally comes forward, or seeks justice, it is from this third party of bystander that it’s sought. The justice is in being believed, in being able to tell your own story, as you know it, and having the bystander recognize who is the perpetrator and who is the victim in the story.

This is a justice I was never afforded. For almost 10 years, I told no one my story, and I believed the narrative that I was told to believe. 

Until now.

mental health, motherhood, post partum, therapy

An honest conversation about mothering, with Maddy Moon

I recently spoke with the beautiful and brilliant Maddy Moon on her podcast, Mind Body Musings, and wanted to share that episode with you here. Maddy's podcast has been a part of my life for almost 3 years, and her insight has shaped me in many ways. Her podcast has a lot of variety in… Continue reading An honest conversation about mothering, with Maddy Moon

instagram, mental health, social media

Why I Quit Social Media

I've often rolled my eyes at people who go on social media to tell people that are currently on social media that they're going off social media. Like WE GET IT BECKY, you're too good for Instagram. The irony annoyed me. Since leaving Instagram though, I've wondered if my judgement towards people who ditch social media was my… Continue reading Why I Quit Social Media

mental health, post partum, self acceptance

Self Compassion: The cure for Perfectionism

What is your first reaction when you're having a bad day? What is your internal dialogue like when you screw something up badly and you can't blame anyone else? What words pop into your mind or out of your mouth when you come back to the same old struggles again and again, when you thought… Continue reading Self Compassion: The cure for Perfectionism