wellness

Coming Out

Coming Out

Though this phrase--“coming out of the closet”- is often used in reference to LGBTQ individuals, I have realized that we all have to “come out” at some point in our lives. I understand “coming out” to mean announcing who you are in spite of what other people expected, assumed, raised, or hoped you to be.

The Benefits of Gratitude

The Benefits of Gratitude

Yes, healthy people are happy people. Happy people, are healthy people. Either way you spin it, staying positive improves your health. Take a gratitude pill and have a good day. 

The Friendships we Choose

The Friendships we Choose

When I began to grow I could no longer listen to stories that I'd longed to listen to before. I could hear the lack of self-worth in her decision "give him one more chance," I could hear his internal rage in his daily gripe about his "stupid boss," and I could see the role she played in her money problems. I was no longer attracted to it. I just couldn't be around that $h@!. I wanted people who would support me in being my best-self. I needed more.