#Feel Your Feelings, But Don’t Put Exaggerated Labels On Yourself #ReturningInjury

Today’s Challenge: Feel your feelings, but don’t put exaggerated labels on yourself.

Sometimes we’re scared… that doesn’t mean we have Anxiety Disorder. 

Sometimes we’re sad… that doesn’t mean we have Depression.

Sometimes we are excited and can’t concentrate… that doesn’t mean we have ADHD.

Sometimes we cry… that doesn’t mean we have Post Tramatic Stress Disorder.

In Returning Injury, Rebecca has a stalker… just imagine the mind games she goes through to find her strength and her truth… 

Get Social. Make Plans with Somebody this Week.


Today’s Challenge: Get social. Make plans with somebody this week and get out of the routine. Shake things up. Have a little fun! 🙂

Gosh, I’m going through so many crazy changes… Some I’m excited about, some make me sad, but it’s what this amazing life is all about. During these times of change I know how easy it is to isolate–I’ve done it. I usually use the excuse that I’m too busy with writing and work to make time with friends. But in truth, sometimes I just want to be alone. Being an introvert, time alone is how I recharge my batteries. But I can see that too much time alone can also drain energy and happiness. Finding that balance is key. So if it’s been awhile since you called a friend to have coffee or lunch, maybe it’s time to reach out. Your friend just might need a friend, too. 🙂

Talk Less


Today’s Challenge: Talk less.

I’m guilty. Sometimes I talk too much and don’t listen enough. Sometimes I’m so caught up in my thoughts and everything I need to say, that I stop listening. Sometimes I’m so sure I have the answers to the problems and I’m quick to share my (in my mind) brilliance.

But, there are times when I’m quiet and I listen. I slow down and I hear what other people say to me. And it’s amazing to actually listen to the people we care about. To really listen. Something else happens, too. We start to listen to body language and the tone of the voice and the emotion… and suddenly we’re closer to people around us… we’re connecting.