Fuzzy Clouds & Clear Skies

Thoughts about anxiety, self confidence, and how I'm learning to find my inner-happy.

Little Joys, Happy Life

I’ve been absent for a beat, folks, and I apologize. We sold our house and moved, which took away from available post time but also means I now live in my dream house and creating…

Social Media … do or don’t

As I sat down at my computer, on my day off from my “regular” job, I wonder how I truly feel about social media. Facebook, instagram, twitter, etc… Sometimes, I get annoyed at the pictures…

Dermatophagia

(first published at https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/dermatophagia-lets-talk-about-it/ I don’t remember when it started, and I don’t remember a time in my life without it. Since my youth, I have suffered from dermatophagia and dermatillomania. That’s “finger biting” and…

New Year Self Love

Like all good bloggers, I should do the mandatory new year’s post. HAHA! But I will not speak about resolutions, I will speak of new habits. The newest habit I am working on now is…

Fear

Fear I’m feeling stuck. Like a fish trying to swim in a frozen pond. Like peanut butter on the roof of your mouth. Like finding a gum in your pants pocket AFTER it’s been through…

Ode To A Life

Yesterday, my friend Jason passed way. He fought a long and courageous battle with cancer, but the beast won. He had a good life with a great career and world’s most loving wife, whom he…

Gratitude

Today, I wrote a letter to one of my favourite authors and sent it to her. I have no idea if she’ll even receive the message, nor reply, but that isn’t what’s important. I felt…

The “C” Word

Hi there! This post is hard for me, it hits close to home.The topic, today, affects everyone in some way: “CAN-CER”. This is my story. The Cancer That Saved My Life  Disclaimer: If the topic…

Time to think

Hey readers, Sorry I’ve been quiet, I needed time to think. Think about what? Everything. What’s happened, what’s happening, and what should happen next. What I’ve written, what to write, and where should my writing…

I Am Me

Sometimes, I write a little poetry. It catches me from time to time, a nugget of inspiration that doesn’t come out as writing or painted art, it comes out as a poem. I can never…

The Dream of a Fresh Carrot!

I never thought of myself as someone who would ever enjoy gardening.   While I LOVE being outdoors and hiking in the woods is probably one of my favorite things to do, I never caught…

There’s no Advil for confidence.

There’s no Advil for confidence. You will never guess How interesting healing will be, Until you look at yourself With utmost honesty.   *Deep breath*   Who am I really? I did first wonder, Looking…

Gratitude

Gratitude is such a simple concept, overall.   But is it really that simple? The idea of gratitude, sure, but as a daily practice, it isn’t as simple. It takes effort and attention. If you…

Friendship

I’ve often wondered how/why some of my friends still love me.   While I AM pretty awesome, hahah, I do come with a load of baggage that can sometimes be overwhelming, along with a cry-faucet…

From Cancer to Sobriety

Open letter to old friends from a past life…   First and foremost, I want to thank you for the amazing times we shared.   I remember MOST of it, and it was lovely. But…

The power of journaling.

When I was a kid, I kept a diary.   I would chronicle my worries, which boys I liked, and all that a 13 year old thinks about. As I grew older, it’s a habit…

From people pleaser to anxiety creator.

Sometimes, you receive a wake-up call when you least expect it.   I’m someone that works so hard at being organized that, sometimes I’ll admit, I fall short.   I try to do it all,…

I’m not old – I’m leveled up.

I’m not old – I’m leveled up.   I hear it all the time ” Oh, I’m getting old! “.   It’s what we all do – we spend the first 20 years of our…

A Daily Mantra – Choosing Happy.

I often think about prayers, mantras, poems, affirmations … to me, they are all the same in a way. They are all words that you speak to a greater power than yourself to express a…

Meditation – How the heck?

Meditation is a common topic now’a’days, more so than it was 10 years ago, even 5 years ago. Even so, I hear it all the time ” I don’t know how to meditate ” or…

How I tamed the hamsters!

I call them “hamsters”, the voices in my head.   Of course, they are not actually “voices” – they are my own voice, repeating all the things I should worry about. My anxiety causes the…

Why do we get nervous?

I’m sitting here, reading over my blog posts so far, and thinking about the hundreds of other posts that are just bubbling in my brain, and I suddenly realized I haven’t shown this blog to…

That inner voice, eh?

It’s astonishing that it took me until my late 30s to really start figuring myself out, defining who I really am, and really finding my authentic self.   Or maybe it’s not astonishing at all…

Am I doing it right?

We are all human, and we all have moments of self-doubt, where we wonder “Am I doing this right?”. I’ll be honest, I just had one of those moments with this blog.   It’s always…

French Onion Soup

Have you ever noticed that people get stuck in their own personal beliefs?   To be clear, by “people”, I do include myself. And before anyone gets offended, which I find happens far too often…

Therapy

I remember thinking, when I was younger, that “troubled” kids went to therapy – back then, it wasn’t “for me”. I was born in 1980, it was a different time then. Or at least it’s…

To blog or not to blog

I long thought of this, should I blog about all of this… or not?   Then, while sitting with a good friend and realizing that simply talking about my life experiences seems to inspire others,…

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