Introducing “It’s going to be okay” – A new design coming soon to the Notes to Self Collection; inspired by coping statements I learned during therapy for severe depression.
Coming soon — three new designs to the Notes to Self Collection! The line features t-shirts, tanks, posters, coffee mugs and pillows – all with bright colors to lift your spirits, and words to give you strength, comfort and light.
When you’re struggling, it may seem like you’re stuck. Or moving so slowly, it feels like you’re dragging weighted legs through thick mud.
You asked for another challenge, and I aim to please! Coming soon – Join me and get daily email prompts for two weeks telling you what “thing of beauty” to photograph.
Give yourself a pep talk. I’m still working on this, but getting better at it. I’ve always been good at encouraging others, but doing the same for myself took a lot of practice. Does this come easy for you?
Let it go. Accept what you are powerless over. You will feel more liberated and in control.
When you don’t think you can take anymore, hold on.
Hold on. Those two words got me through many teary nights, and I hope they can comfort you, too.
When my therapist first told me that there is meaning in suffering, I didn’t really get it for a long time. How can there possibly be a point to such pain?
I want you to try something this week – as you’re going about your day, take a minute to just notice your surroundings. Stop and look around you. You’ll probably see something you’ve passed by before; maybe it’s a small flower like the one in this picture. It’s amazing what you’ll see if you do … Read moreLook for beauty each day. It will change how you see the world.
Train your brain like you exercise your body. This is as much of a reminder to myself as it is to you. Last week was a rough one for me. Looking back, I realize it’s because I got lazy with my journaling and my positive self talk – things I need to do to feel better.
Ever have times when life throws you one punch after another… after another? You feel so overwhelmed that you don’t know how much more you can take.
Take just a few minutes to answer these 3 questions every day. It will help you feel good about yourself and your life. I like to write my answers in a journal. It’s one of the best exercises I’ve found to train my brain to be positive. Let me know how it works for you! … Read moreTake just a few minutes to answer these 3 questions every day
Whether they are physical or emotional, we all have our scars. For years, I despised mine and hated my body for failing me.
This is for anyone out there who is hurting right now. When I was in my darkest depression and couldn’t stand to get out of bed and was crying every day and wasn’t sure if I really wanted to live, I would keep repeating “I’m okay, I’m okay, I’m okay” even though I didn’t believe it.
When I was in the thick of my depression, I couldn’t always see something of beauty to post. But I knew that on those tough days it was even more important to find something.
This time of year can be especially tough. When the holidays are over but winter isn’t, one thing that helps me cope is to plan things to look forward to. It’s like a double bonus – having something to look forward to shifts my focus to something good + I get to enjoy what was … Read morePlan things to look forward to
Focus on the good, especially during life’s tough times. Be gentle with yourself and start by recognizing the small things that are good in your life – like your morning coffee/tea, a pretty flower, a moment with a friend. Shifting your attention to the good things may not make your challenges go away, but it … Read moreFocus on the good