Mental Health

The Not-So-Perfect Perfectionist

It's the beginning of April, which means for some of you ... you are actually enjoying all the things associated with spring such as baseball, warmer weather, flowers, cute clothes, purging your life of clutter (mentally, physically and spiritually). Mother Nature must have forgotten how to spell spring — it's S-P-R-I-N-G. Ya know, where flowers… Continue reading The Not-So-Perfect Perfectionist

Mental Health

All or Nothing: Life Is in the ‘Or’

The dried mud that had been stuck on the bottom of her pink kitten rain boots was being chipped away from the force of her little size 7 toddler foot stomping about the kitchen.  “Now!!!” She yelled. “I want butttaaa now mommy!" “Piper, dinner will be done any minute. No butter unless it’s on a… Continue reading All or Nothing: Life Is in the ‘Or’

Mental Health

You’re Not Crazy

I'm not one to typically shy away from the raw complexities of life's ironic, bittersweet and humorous moments ... but I have been contemplating my "coming out" so to speak about certain aspects of my mental health. But in honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, here we go. *Valley girl voice* Mental health talk is… Continue reading You’re Not Crazy

Mental Health

It’s a Bad Day not a Bad Life

Hi, I'm Kristin and I'm an optimist. I choose to focus on the positive things and keep my mental space somewhere between fluffy unicorn tails and all-you-can-eat pizza buffets most days. But some days ...  That's it, an ellipsis is the best way to describe those days. You know what I mean, the ones where… Continue reading It’s a Bad Day not a Bad Life

Mental Health

Why We Need to Ugly Cry

I am an optimist. I see the negativity just as clearly as a realist or pessimist but my instinct, my gut reaction is to find something good or light-hearted in any situation. I know some people find this annoying. I am also a HSP (a highly-sensitive person); 20-30% of the populations are HSPs. Basically, I… Continue reading Why We Need to Ugly Cry