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Never stop searching for answers about your health

If I had stopped digging into my health issues, I wouldn’t have this X-ray, which led to what I hope is the answer to my Meniere’s disease.⁣⁠⁣⁣⁠⁣ This is one of several images showing a misalignment of my atlas (top) vertebra, and how it has triggered the rest of my spine to be lopsided. You … Read moreNever stop searching for answers about your health

Why I fight in the open (#IChooseBeauty Day 1988)

I know I’ve said it before, but I honestly believe that I went through my struggles with depression and anxiety so that I could share my story, in the hopes that it will help someone else who is struggling. That’s why I fight in the open. I remember when I was at my worst, searching … Read moreWhy I fight in the open (#IChooseBeauty Day 1988)

Meniere’s disease and the mind-body connection

⁣Never have I been more convinced about the mind-body connection than I am right now. As I mentioned last week, I was recently diagnosed with Meniere’s disease… but what I didn’t share is what was going on with me right before the diagnosis.⁣. I’ve been super stressed out for much of the three years we’ve … Read moreMeniere’s disease and the mind-body connection

How gratitude can help you feel happier

⁣Let’s talk about gratitude, and how it can help you feel happier. It’s part of my daily practice for this reason. Instead of thinking about what’s missing in your life or what’s not going well, take a minute to focus on what you have or what you appreciate, no matter how small. Science shows doing … Read moreHow gratitude can help you feel happier

You are a strong, resilient survivor

⁣Just a reminder that you are strong, resilient, and a survivor. Think about it. Whatever life has thrown at you… you’ve survived. Maybe it took all you had, and then some. Maybe it left a deep scar. And maybe you never thought you would make it. But you did.⁣ ⁣Give yourself the credit you deserve. … Read moreYou are a strong, resilient survivor

How to re-route when you run into life’s roadblocks

You’re on top of the world, you’ve got big plans, and your momentum is on fire! But then… WHAM! You get hit with an illness or injury… or whatever else life throws your way. Suddenly, you’re forced to slam on the brakes. Re-route. Maybe even park it. And alllll the things you were going to … Read moreHow to re-route when you run into life’s roadblocks

Did you know that 90% of happiness is your perception of your environment, and only 10% is the environment itself?

Did you know that 90% of happiness is your perception of your environment, and only 10% is the environment itself? You may not be able to control some of the things that happen in life, but you can control how you react to them.⁣ ⁣It really shows how much control we have over our happiness. … Read moreDid you know that 90% of happiness is your perception of your environment, and only 10% is the environment itself?

Feeling good while you live with depression is a constant struggle

Feeling good while you live with depression is a constant struggle. And last week I could definitely feel the fight. While choosing to see beauty every day is a big part of what helps me with my depression, there are several other things I have to consistently do to help me feel good: I have … Read moreFeeling good while you live with depression is a constant struggle

How bright colors can help your mood

Let’s talk about how bright colors can help your mood. This picture was taken a few years ago during the winter when I was living in Ohio. It was dark and dreary and cold for months. I CRAVED color. So I made sure I surrounded myself with it, like when I went to a painting … Read moreHow bright colors can help your mood

Notice your surroundings and moments in your day

As you go about your week, remember to take a minute to just notice your surroundings. Stop and look around you. You’ll probably see something you’ve passed by before without realizing it. Really pay attention to the moments throughout your days instead of just being on auto-pilot. Whether it’s the clouds, a conversation with a … Read moreNotice your surroundings and moments in your day

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