Welcome Back! It’s been such a long time since I’ve posted anything and so much has changed since that last post in June of 2018! For starters, I finally earned my Ph.D. in May of 2021. My dissertation addressed levels of spirituality and levels of trauma in post-deployed military. It was a very eye-opening and enlightening experience. Additionally, my partner and I were married and I left my steady income employment to officially enter into private practice. Scary, yep. Necessary, also yep. I’m also teaching in a graduate psychology department at a local university and loving every second of it.
May is mental health awareness month. It’s also physical health awareness month. I’m partnering with the owner/coach at my gym to blend the mental and physical aspects of health to the members as well as my clients. Many times, when we don’t feel well physically, we don’t feel well mentally. We tell ourselves, “I’m so out of shape.” “I’m so fat.” “I can’t exercise because I’m all jiggly.” Then we spiral out of control and pick up our comfort bag of chips which leads to an even deeper spiral. PUT DOWN THE BAG OF CHIPS! You deserve to feel good. I’ll say it again, louder, for the folks in the back…YOU DESERVE TO FEEL GOOD!
Your body is your temple. Your mind is your temple. Treat them the way you treat others. (You thought I didn’t know that you treat others better than yourself, did you?) Start by telling yourself “I am worthy.” Write it in lipstick or eyeliner or deodorant or soap or whatever on your bathroom mirror. Look at that mantra every time you’re in the bathroom. Tell yourself you are worthy. Watch what happens. Trust me, you’ll love it!
I am making a point to write more frequently. I hope you’ll tune in to see what’s on my mind and in my heart. I hope you’ll be inspired.
Until next time,