Check Up from the Neck Up

The World Health Organization recognizes today, October 10th, as World Mental Health Day. As per their website, “The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.” Well, I consider […]

Being a “good” patient

It takes more than patience to be a good patient. The below was my post on ratemds.com regarding experiences with my orthopedic surgeon, as this journey is not over yet. And it’s up to me in how I deal with the emotions that come along for the ride… I saw Dr. Dwyer for a second […]

Recovery is not just for the body.

Surgery is considered a “controlled injury” and while I realized it would require downtime and rehab, I hadn’t given this part of the process much thought. The focus had been mostly on the big day where finally a surgeon would “fix” me. haha. What was I thinking? “Recovery” mentally feels like you are being held […]

Making Space

Hope. Denial. Struggle. Conceding. These four words sum up nicely the conflict that was happening within my mind for quite some time. The more I fought against my reality, the more painful it became. Hope. Hope is necessary for a happy life. It gives you the opportunity to dream and to remain positive in the […]

The Three P’s of Progress

rogress. Progress occurs when we are living mindfully, practicing patience, keeping things in perspective, and persevering when life throws you a curveball. When we get wrapped up in always moving forward, not acknowledging where we’ve come from and how much changed has taken place, we tend to rob ourselves of the joy and satisfaction earned […]

Walking the Walk

I love talking-the-talk and can stand up here on my soapbox and say whatever’s on my mind and go on and on about how my “mindset” is changing and that’s great. But unless I start putting action behind my words, then what’s the point? How am I motivating anyone, let alone myself, if I don’t […]

Embracing The Fight

Yesterday morning as I was getting dressed, struggling to find something “comfortable”, I was thinking to myself, why do I have to “fight this fight”? I’m tired of battling the excess weight, and maybe even more so, tired of talking about it. Then I saw this post from ETP and laughed out loud. I commented […]

Stoking the Fire

I took to the Eat to Perform forums this week and wrote a post about being “Physically Injured, Mentally Broken”. I’ll save you the gory details, but surprise, surprise, I had a little meltdown. I was ranting and raving about my fears. It was the fear the unknown, the fear of failure, and the fear […]