Give Yourself to Today!

Good day, friends! Today’s thought is about living in the present moment! This excerpt comes from Today’s Gift. “No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves today.” – Brendan Francis We often find ourselves yearning for tomorrow. We get carried away thinking about the next day’s big game or camping trip. We find ourselves…

Incoming Message!

G’day, beautiful creatures! Today’s thought is on messages we send ourselves! This excerpt comes from the book Today’s Gift. “Life gives us so much time to collect bizarre thoughts and feelings.” -Claire Weekes As we go through life, we run into all kinds of negative messages: teasing on the school bus, insulting nicknames, and other put-downs….

Paint With All the Colors of Your Life!

Greetings, lovelies! Today’s thought is about our THOUGHTS! This excerpt comes from the book Today’s Gift. “You feel the way you do right now beacause of the thoughts you are thinking at this moment.” -David D. Burns Good thoughts are like bright colors in a painting. Negative thoughts are dark and dreary and drab. Each day…

How to Say NO!

Hello, all! Something that I am finding helpful for me is teaching myself how to say no: no to others when I don’t have the strength to do something for them, no to situations I shouldn’t involve myself in because I am not in a good state of mind to cope with it, and no…

Let’s Feel Good!

Hello, everyone! Today’s thought is on feeling good, an excerpt from the book The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie. Feeling Good It’s our job to first make ourselves feel better and then make ourselves feel good. Recovery is not only about stopping painful feelings; it is about creating a good life for ourselves. We don’t…

The Battle Continues: The Story of My Abusive Relationship

“Grief does not demand pity; It requests acknowledgement”- Judd Gibbs   This story may come as a surprise for many of my friends who know me and my past relationship. Why would it be a surprise? Because I have barely told anybody about it even years after it ended. Why have I not told anyone?…