Inspired by : Rachel

  Meet Rachel.   This is her story.   Most addictions function differently than mine. I say this because my addiction isn’t to a substance I can live without, it is to something that I must consume in order to keep on living. Somehow, I’m expected to learn how to live with my addiction without it consuming me.    Food… Read more →

“Let Food Be Thy Medicine…..”

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― Hippocrates   The next couple of weeks we will be focusing on healthy eating and sharing some of our favorite recipes, ideas on gardening,  and eating together as a family. Eating healthy has been a big benefactor in our healing of anxiety and depression and we are hoping we can… Read more →

From Victim to Victor

   “Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.” -Winston Churchill   I love this show called “Extreme Weight Loss.”  It follows men and women through a year transformation on their journey to losing weight.  It is always more than a journey… Read more →

Self Appreciation Exercise

   What lies behind us and what lies in front of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson A couple weekends ago my husband had an awesome opportunity to photograph an event called The Unique Camp. It is a weekend getaway for creatives to be inspired and to ignite their passion for what they… Read more →

Make Fitness a Family Affair

    “Make exercise a part of your daily routine, like brushing your teeth or taking a shower.  Don’t think about it, just do it.” -Author Unknown It’s Summertime, and that means the kids are home from school and you are wondering what to do with them all Summer long.  At least that’s what I think about Summertime!   My… Read more →

Self Love Exercise

Self love has been an important step in our healing and I enjoy making up random, but useful exercises that have been beneficial for my healing.  This is a very easy activity to do and one of my favorites. Pick an object, one that you will see multiple times in a day. Each time you see that object you say… Read more →

Just Say No

  I had a conversation with some friends last night about being more assertive and learning to say, “NO”! One of my friends laughed and said we better learn to say “NO” more often, or we will end up in therapy like she did.  We laughed about it, but as I thought about it more, I knew that this is… Read more →

Show Up For Life Challenge

  How do you feel about spending time alone? Are you comfortable? Does the quiet bring you anxiety? Is the noise in your head to much, when you are alone? Many people have a hard time having alone time. Fears and guilt begin to creep in and thoughts like “I should be getting work done” or “I should be spending… Read more →

Kale Salad

  It is hot and summer is just around the corner. We are getting ready to get the garden going and I’ve got salad on my mind. Eating healthy and exercise are both huge contributors in our healing of anxiety and depression, so we are going to incorporate more recipes and exercise into the blog. My go to salad right… Read more →