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Know Your Heart Beat(s)

I’m finding more reasons to be excited lately. PTSD has been a positive excitement killer for me (negative excitement still happens frequently), so this is a new and welcome experience. Or rather the return of an experience, since I used to get good excited a lot. My resting heart rate has been down to my…

Perspective on Check Boxes

Look not at what you haven’t accomplished, as though someone else’s set of check boxes would be fulfilling for you. Look instead at the mountains you’ve conquered, the boulders you’ve moved and the strength you’ve built from pushing against the past. You are powerful, and you are enough. accomplishaffirmationbe kind to yourselfbe youcheck boxesconquer mountainscouragehealingintentionlean…

Thoughts on Scarcity

I grew up in scarcity, in a place that long suffered from a lack of resources or apparent resources, a place that was isolated and disconnected and a place that for generations people had to fight and work hard to live. I come from generations of people who pulled themselves up by their bootstraps day…

Run a Mile or Run for 3 Minutes

A person I greatly admire and respect told me that you can run a mile and see how long it takes, or you can run for three minutes and see how far you go, but you cannot run a 3 minute mile. Those words changed my life and how I view myself. That was in…