When You’ve Had Enough

It took a while for me to have “had enough.” Enough of how I was feeling, enough of the toxicity, enough of the fighting, eggshells, anxiousness…I had to WANT the change instead of wishing it would just happen. The reality is that life shouldn’t feel so difficult and it doesn’t have to…if you’re making theContinue reading “When You’ve Had Enough”

CRUSH It.

Have you ever started a day completely anxious, nervous, tense, scared about whatever the day could bring or what could happen in that morning meeting or how someone was going to react to the email you sent late last night? 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐇𝐏 𝐓𝐇𝐀𝐓. For real. You π™˜π™–π™£ stop having that kind of reaction when you π™˜π™π™€π™€π™¨π™šContinue reading “CRUSH It.”

Healing The Trauma

Domestic Violence comes in many forms. Just because a fist isn’t raised or blood shed, doesn’t mean there isn’t trauma that can be everlasting. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month…you’re not stuck, you’re not alone and you can get out, live happily and move forward. I would love to use the negative experience I wentContinue reading “Healing The Trauma”

Notice Your Progress

I’ve been discussing this more and more over the last week with clients…notice where you were and where you are NOW. We’re with ourselves all the time (duh) so, we are less apt to notice the changes in ourselves until someone else says something or something slaps us in the face to point it out.MakeContinue reading “Notice Your Progress”

Captivity

Captivity. It’s a strong word and at first, if you’re like me, you would have equated it to war and thought this doesn’t pertain to me. I truly didn’t think it did as I read the book, “Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror.” See, it was 2015Continue reading “Captivity”

You Never Have To Do It Alone

The people have spoken I’m not saying I have all the answers. What I’m suggesting is that you never have to go through your journey alone. From the very first steps you take, you can have someone to lean on, talk things through with and start making choices that’ll guide you to your end goal,Continue reading “You Never Have To Do It Alone”

Feel Happiness

“The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the live of others.” This quote is so incredibly true. I am someone that people have always gone to for advice, an ear, a shoulder…watching how this helped people or how the advice and guidance changed their world for the better, it gave meContinue reading “Feel Happiness”

“How Did I Get Here?”

When I was at my lowest, I remember having moments of wondering, β€œhow did I get here?!” Like what in the ever loving hell brought me to this point? To this place of overwhelming sadness, darkness, unintentional, ever-flowing tears where some days it took all I had to push through? How did I get here?Continue reading ““How Did I Get Here?””

Happiness Is a Choice

I know, you may be having a moment reading this all like, β€œMarissa, I can’t choose happiness like it’s on a shelf at Target.” *insert your eye roll here* But believe me when I say, you’re RIGHT, because it’s INSIDE OF YOU. You just choose if you allow yourself to feel it or not. ForContinue reading “Happiness Is a Choice”