Inner Strength

Love is a Lifestyle

Perhaps we are getting caught up and lost in certain slogans creating more and more separation as opposed to understanding the context behind them, which would allow for greater tolerance, understanding and inclusion. Perhaps this is the root of so many of the misunderstandings and disagreements we experience in this thing called life… forgetting the context.

When bruised and wounded, it is hard to move the focus away from the pain and look to reduce the cause or find more permanent solutions.

Stay focused on the desired outcome, by working to align your goals with each and every breath you breathe. Things worth fighting for require careful intension each and every step of the way. Equality for all is not a side job. Love is a lifestyle. Until we purify our thoughts to match the true intension of our soul, every experience will only be bound together by a false sense of security.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s so important to learn and practice self-care strategies.

Brief and Generic Tapping Script


We shall be
We shall rise
It’s up to me
To compromise
What’s meant to be
We’ll see
We are love
And love is free

We shall be
We shall rise
Amongst all of
The goodbyes
We love and so too
We cry…
And learn to give
Before we die

We shall be
We shall rise
We work hard to
Cut hate ties
One with Love
The final prize
We shall be
We shall rise

We shall be
We shall rise
The way things were
Our sacrifice
To rise above
And win the prize
We shall be
We shall rise

We shall be
We shall rise

No Shame in Thoughts

I am a mental health clinician and I too have had dark thoughts. Life is precious but I have learned that my mind won’t always recognize this truth.

I have worked in the mental health field for half of my life. I realized, we as humans, are not exempt from adversity at a young age. I have watched friends, family and clients break down from emotional pain time to time and I too have experienced painful moments in life in which I did not see myself getting through… when I no longer desired myself getting through.

I consider myself a very balanced person emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I don’t tend to separate these sides to me but rather view my whole self as these things plus much more, inter-connectedly.

So what I have learned despite the oh so many coping skills I have obtained throughout my life and teach is that the mind will play tricks on you. The mind is powerful. Many thoughts will come through us beyond our sense of control.

We will all experience a lifetime of various thoughts. Some will be joyous and pleasing while others will be anxiety-ridden and pained. That is simply how the brain functions for us at this point in time.

If we can begin to understand this truth, we can learn to be less inclined to believe those thoughts that are disempowering and without hope and start shifting our mindset on to thoughts of love, gratitude and resilience.

Negative thoughts should not shame us as they simply are just thoughts. It is up to us to learn the connection between our thoughts, feelings and behaviors and break the chain of self loathing when it becomes problematic for us.

There is so much help and resources available to those courageous enough to ask for it. We can all rise and help in the aid of healing in others by recognizing these truths.

We are not broken, we are simply human. It is my mission is to remember how precious life really is more easily and remind you of this truth when your mind is playing tricks on you.

There is so much beauty to experience in this thing called life and it begins within our own belief. It is when our thoughts try to taint us that we can allow others in to help us refocus them on to an even greater truth.





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