Every day I choose to practice my recovery. Every day I choose to work on myself. Some days are good. Some not so good. Some days feel easier. Some more of a struggle. A pain in the ass? Yep! Worth it? Absolutely! Self compassion in recovery What I am finding is important in my recovery is to have self-compassion …

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I’ve been having a slight existential crisis lately; between finishing up the book, Ever Upward and coming up on a year of submitting to agents and publishers (over 220 of them) and the success (although the desire for more) of this blog and my continued journey in finding my faith again and today being the two year …

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I significant part of me cringes as I put the word should in the title of this post. As a therapist who works some using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) I have attempted to erase should from my vocabulary. I also work with my clients to do the same. As some CBT therapists say, “Don’t should all over yourself!” Should …

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I am not a mother. I wanted to be a mother. I fought very hard to be a mother. I paid a lot of money and put my body (and my surrogate’s body) through synthetic hormonal hell to be a mother. But, I am not a mother. At least in the common definition of mother. And yet, …

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It’s been two weeks since my dad’s life changing accident. I’ve been back home for a week playing catch up with clients, paperwork, writing and housework. I’m also playing catch up with recovery. Life happens; we fall behind in our self care, behind in our recovery, and all of a sudden we are fighting our …

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A myriagon is a polygon with 10,000 sides. A shape that can look much like a circle with as many sides as Ever Upward has now been viewed all over the world in 43 different countries. The circle that has encompassed my healing, recovery and my ever upward light and love. In celebration of how …

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