closet clean out summer edition…

Closet Clean Out Summer Edition 2017

Each season of the year I clean out my closet, rearrange things and put together my favorite pieces in a capsule like wardrobe. This also keeps me from buying too many new things each season. Only a handful of items get added to my capsule wardrobe each season.

This time of year is a time to purge old, worn clothing and donate, donate, donate. I am a firm believer of donating my old cloths. If the item is very good condition or new, I sell them on thredUP.


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summer reading list…

Ah Summer! It’s here!

For the next season of life and environment, I want to plan my days to be productive but fun too. Get out enjoy the summertime weather and activities.

I still like to be productive during the summer months. Things like keeping a cleaning schedule going and reading a lot of good books too.

My list of books to read this summer are:

  1. Boss Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Take Charge of Your Career by Nicole Lapin

  2. Get Over Your Damn Self: The No-BS Blueprint to Building A Life-Changing Business by Romi Neustadt

  3. The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

  4. Money: A Love Story: Untangle Your Financial Woes and Create the Life You Really Want by  Kate Northrup

  5. The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller

  6. The Millionaire Messenger: Make a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice by Brendon Burchard


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ongoing depression…

There have been those times in my life my depression comes back with vengeance it seems. This is one of those times. I was doing pretty good but not so much now for 3 weeks.

It’s effecting my work, my social life, my life, my health, everything. That what depression does.

BUT… in spite of it I vow to stick with my healthy self care practices. I vow to keep up the good fight and I know it will get better from here. I vow to get the help I need from professionals too. I can’t do this alone.

It’s why I have been mia on the blog lately. But I wanted to check in with you all here and offer you hope too. Hope for the future. We are all in this together and mental illness is real. Remember that, your not alone. Reach out for the help you need. Take one small step in the right direction.


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a word about shame…

We all carry shame with us wherever we go. I have so much shame, it really keeps me small in life. I hate to be seen. It adds to my daily depression. Learning to live free is my goal for 2017.

I want to post a wonderful video here about shame, enjoy…thank you Whitney Thore…

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when depression takes hold of me…

What do you do when sadness seeps into your heart? When the depression gets the best of you each day. Each moment. Let’s have a chat about depression. I want to express to you what it feels like. Read below.

When nothing you do seems to make it better? You get professional help. Adjust your meds and get some good solid therapy. Know in your heart things will improve little by little.

That’s what I am doing but most of all I have a problem with losing interest in everything in my life. Struggling to find motivation to do my work and live my life better.

I continue to do my morning routine so I am starting my day off right no matter how I really feel inside. Keep moving forward is my motto for the year. And I truly believe that will keep me going. It’s hard when you are feeling great and things are going wonderful but then sadness returns and fills you mind and heart. Not a good sign.

Overwhelming sadness in everything in my life. In all I do. Just sadness. Just a lost feeling. I get easily confused. I have a hard time concentrating. No motivation for anything. One foot in front of the other, keep moving forward. Knowing it will get better one day. I know for fact it will, I have been there done that.

When depression takes hold of you, what’s it feel like? Comment below if you wish. It’s ok to stand up and speak. Telling your story lessens the stigma attached to mental illness. Know your not alone, I am right there beside you.

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