The Importance of Feeling Vulnerable

I find myself discussing the concept of vulnerability a lot in my life now.  There are so many things in this world that make me feel vulnerable, and I never really realized that until I could identify what vulnerability feels like to me. 

Holding Yourself Accountable

This time of the year is particularly challenging for me. I frequently find myself prioritizing activities over my innate human needs. While that's not necessarily a bad thing, it does make recovery more challenging. 

Why is Saying No so Challenging?

I often find myself with too many things to do and not enough time to do them. I am the master of over extending and spreading myself too thin. There's always someone to hangout with, an assignment to get done, a new job to take, a new hobby to pursue. 

Holidays in Recovery

If there's one holiday that's really overwhelming to me, it's the Fourth of July for many reasons. Primarily, it's a big "drinking holiday" which presents challenges. It's also a holiday where barbecuing is a common activity, especially in my family, and the amount of food can be really overwhelming. 

May/June Wrap-up & July Goals

It's been a while since I've written on here, life got a bit hectic! The end of my school semester and the immediate beginning of summer school, as well as a whole lot of doctor appointments took up a lot of time in my life for a minute. But I'm back! 

Happiness Project(s)

For the last year, I was running a happiness project on my Instagram profile. The concept was to post a picture of something that made me happy everyday for a year. That project ended yesterday, and I've been thinking a lot about happiness as a concept with that project and my year-long happiness project focused around behavioral changes as well.

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