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”

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”

Happiness Is a Choice

I know, you may be having a moment reading this all like, “Marissa, 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”

Goals: The Ultimate Struggle

We all have goals we strive for – right? Just reading that line alone maybe had something pop in your head that you’ve been putting off. First of all, stop that and secondly, let me help you. You may be wondering – how can YOU help ME? As a Certified Life Coach, part of theContinue reading “Goals: The Ultimate Struggle”

It’s Time For Your Glow Up

When you typically depend on someone else for your happiness, you may be thinking you need them in order to have any type of “glow up.” Well, lets just be blunt right away here: you should never depend on other people to bring you happiness and fulfillment in life! This is your life. At theContinue reading “It’s Time For Your Glow Up”

There’s No Good in Goodbye – Or Is There?

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Even During The Hard Stuff

SMILE. Have you ever witnessed someone get really frustrated at something and they put on the BIGGEST, fakest smile? They’re obviously annoyed, but now they’re smiling and they look ridiculous (if it’s on a sitcom anyway) but suddenly…they start to feel better. They get through the moment. The classic Dick Van Dyke song from ByeContinue reading “Even During The Hard Stuff”

Band Aids & Bullet Holes

I was having a conversation over the weekend with a friend who has been trying so desperately to feel better. I know that feeling all too well. It’s like you’re stuck on the edge of a freakin’ cliff and a bear is creeping up on you. Whattya do? Jump to your demise or fight aContinue reading “Band Aids & Bullet Holes”

Crazy Little Thing Called Life

Life is tricky. Every single one of us are on our own path and we have no idea what to expect, we just keep doing what we think is best. Honestly, it used to scare the crap outta me, the unknown. At the beginning of 2016, I had been at the same radio station forContinue reading “Crazy Little Thing Called Life”