Gratitude Diary

Entry 23: Better Days

It has been a steady month, and I really can't complain. Physically, I feel pretty good. Mentally and emotionally, I can say I'm in a good place. But being on a winning streak is no excuse to momentarily disregard the tools and exercises that have helped me get through my darker days. As I reflect… Continue reading Entry 23: Better Days

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Entry 22: Happier in the Skin I’m In

Since I was diagnosed with nummular dermatitis in the summer of 2016, it has been difficult to do some of the outdoor things I enjoy doing, like camping, trekking, swimming, and soaking up the sun. It was only a month ago when I started feeling some relief. It has been a month of calm skin,… Continue reading Entry 22: Happier in the Skin I’m In

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Entry 21: Learning to Rest

One of my 2018 resolutions is to learn to rest. I spent most of 2017 working so much, too much even, that I pretty much got burnt out by the end of the year. It wasn't easy letting go of the things that kept me busy and gave me a sense of purpose. Though difficult,… Continue reading Entry 21: Learning to Rest

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Entry 20: New Books and Kind Strangers

Training the mind to always see the positive before the negative is a tough undertaking. But constant practice and unexpected encouragements are a big help. When the day is chaotic, or even when it's mundane, it's much harder to think of things to be grateful for. That's always the challenge. But, see, I love a… Continue reading Entry 20: New Books and Kind Strangers

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Entry 19: Cocktails and Convos

Most of my evenings are uneventful. Usually, they're spent indoors working on a side project or binge-watching something on Netflix. But now and then, I get a little social and 'out of control.' And by that I mean having at least two drinks and staying out past 11 p.m. Nights like that don't happen for… Continue reading Entry 19: Cocktails and Convos

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Entry 18: A Sweet Surprise

A single thoughtful gesture turned sad tears into happy tears last night. After days of anxiety, I found another reason to smile and feel grateful. C's gorgeous surprise bouquet (the best kind, really) was just what I needed. At times, the distance between us can be disheartening, but all the miles apart can make each… Continue reading Entry 18: A Sweet Surprise