Embracing Free Fall


Have you ever had those stomach lurching dreams as you seemingly fall through endless space, only to be jolted awake? They say it comes from anxiety that builds up in real life and overflows into your dreams. Yet this is one thing some people experience when awake. In fact, I'd say it's pretty much what a…

The Shifting of Seasons


I've changed out of my bulky jackets and the scarves have been put away. The sun isn't hidden behind clouds and the breeze finally feels warm and sweet from the purple blooms on the vine by my house. I'm thawing out. My winter is over.   I don't live on the East Coast, but my winter…

A Little Breath of Fresh Air


It is no lie that I have been MIA these past few weeks. I've felt so guilty that I have not even put aside time to read my favorite blogs. So, if you haven't seen me around liking your posts or commenting here and there, it is not because I have not wanted to! In…

Blog for Mental Health 2014- A Continuing Journey


So it is that time of the year again when I take up the commitment to be as honest and open with my readers about mental health, its importance, and how it has made an impact in my life.Last year, I ran across the Canvas of the Minds blog and was immediately blown away by…

Success and Small Talk


One of the most challenging things I have had to deal with the past few months is accepting some of the consequences of my decision to withdraw and transfer schools this past semester. It is such a habit to feel like I have to do things the way they were meant to be done. I…

A Round About Quest for Inner Peace


I must admit, last week my stress and anxiety reached a climax as I tried to come to terms with what I considered to be a lack of control. My entire life I have wanted to be in control. I always had to know what the next step was, where I was going, and how…