Good for the Soul…

“Clearing clutter—be it physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual—brings about ease and inspires a sense of peace, calm, and tranquility.” -Laurie Buchanan, PhD

“You’re the boss of clutter, not the other way around.” –Monika Kristofferson

“Having too much of anything results in chaos, confusion, and clutter.” –Geralin Thomas

Today, I woke up feeling like I needed to let go. I wasn’t sure of what. I just felt this urgency to let go. With everything going on in my life this year, I have felt so weighed down. I feel like I have had no control over anything. I was sitting on my couch, watching Hoarders (which might have had something to do with it. HA!), and I decided I was going to go through our storage building, throw away or donate, reorganize the boxes, and make sure they were all labeled. Keep On Reading!


September: National Suicide Prevention Month

Inspiration

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255   https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Recently, I wrote a post about my personal attempt at suicide when I was 15 years old. I was humbled by the responses. I had many people reach out to me and tell me their stories or invite me to their blogs to learn about their struggles with mental health. This inspired me to create a list of bloggers that have personal experience with mental health and they want to share their stories and bloggers that have coping mechanisms that help them and they want to share them with you to help you in your time of need. Whether you are going through depression right now, deep down the whole of OCD, dealing with an eating disorder, already on the side of recovery and light…..no matter where you are on your path of mental illness, I pray you find what you need here. Help is the answer. The longer you stay quiet, stay in the darkness, the harder it is to dig yourself out. Seek the light. You are loved. You are not alone. 

With prayer, faith, hope, and lots of love I would like to introduce you to my friends. 🙂 Keep On Reading!


Taking Out My Yard Stick……

measurement

Theodore Roosevelt said, “comparison is the thief of joy.” The funny thing about this quote is I completely agree with it. I mean, it is one of those quotes that you just want to pull a “Tom Cruise” (AKA jump on a couch and shout it from the rooftop, or would the correct term be couch top?) Anyways, you get my point. However, just because I totally feel Theo with this comment does not mean I don’t compare myself to others. It is so easy to do!

The situation is always ripe for some fresh comparison. I mean, the world makes it so freakin’ easy to compare yourself to others. All you have to do is look online, Facebook, commercials, TV shows, movies, the magazines at the checkout lines, or the other moms ANYWHERE you go……..” look at me, look at me!! Don’t you wish you were more like me?” 😦 😦 At least, that is what they say in my crazy, little head. (Mmmm….note to self, maybe calling yourself crazy isn’t the best way to get readers.” Eh! Who isn’t crazy these days?!?!

I think this is even harder for moms. You don’t just find yourself comparing yourself to other moms, but sometimes you also find yourself comparing your children. (I know that sounds horrible. I don’t do this often, but I vowed to be honest with this blog.) Let me clarify, I don’t mean that I would want any children other than my own. I mean, more like the material stuff. I am really bad about comparing my physical appearance and success up against other moms. For example, my son has to be at pre-k by 7:45 am Keep On Reading!