Dear Worrier

Last week, Isaac and I deep cleaned our house and I found an important letter stuffed in an old desk drawer. When I received it from my therapist, Ken, two years ago, it was a lifeline when I was drowning in a sea of worry and anxiety. Finding it was a good reminder of where…

I’m Not Sleepwalking

In the past few months, my sleepwalking has been almost non-existent! I have no idea why. I seem to go through phases where I’ll sleepwalk every night for weeks, and then suddenly stop for a certain period of time. A few nights ago, I broke my “stay in bed and sleep like a normal human…

The Untethered Soul

This past week, Ken gave me a reading called “The Untethered Soul: Twelve-Step Guide to Spiritual Awakening. It is pretty interesting and gave me several “aha moments.” Number four really resonated with me. Read it with an open mind and you may get something out of it, too!  Spirituality is meant to bring about harmony…

My First Experience With Hypnotism

Wrote this fervently after my session so I could remember every little detail before they slip away. Please excuse any typos/grammatical errors 🙂————————————————————————— I just had my first hypnosis session with Virginia. It was one of the most bizarre yet most wonderful experiences I’ve ever had. I was really scared of being hypnotized. Virginia is…

An Interview With My Mother

No, it’s not Mother’s Day. Yes, this is an interview with my mother. Why? Because she is funny and has some good perspective on life. She raised four daughters and lived to tell about it. She once had major brain surgery because my sisters and I literally made her lose her mind. Okay, not really.…

The Obligatory “After Being Freshly Pressed” Post

On Thursday I received the email letting me know that I was being “Freshly Pressed.” At first I thought it was a joke, but since the sender was “wordpress editor”  it seemed pretty legit. Then I thought “maybe they accidentally sent it to the wrong person?” [Not because I don’t have faith in my writing,…

Irrational Fears

Irrational fears are something I spent a good portion of my time in therapy talking about. After a few months and several hundred dollars, my irrational fears no longer caused panic attacks and I was even able to laugh at them! Sometimes I catch myself slipping into my old way of thinking, which is to…

Riding Towards Freedom

This past week was incredibly busy. I worked both jobs, making it a 70-hour work week. Because of this,I have been planning what I will do on my one day of freedom since Friday. Just the thought of a free Sunday was keeping me going. So far, my Sunday has been perfect. This morning I…