Try Not to Worry

Photo by @pluetoe As a planner/overthinker who suffers from anxiety, I tend to cringe at the phrase "don't worry." After all, there is lots to worry about. But recently I realized life is one gigantic, individualized obstacle course, like Ultimate Beastmaster or American Ninja Warrior but with so many more of those swinging weight bags.... Continue Reading →

Cut ‘Em Off

Photo by Nick Demou Cut 'em off. Not a new concept for me. I am the woman who wrote my absentee father a Dear John letter at thirteen. Yet, every New Year and every mid-year the Cutting Them Off memes circulate social media. In case you haven't noticed, it's cut 'em off season. I am... Continue Reading →

We’re All Ariel Sometimes

When I was little, like age four, my favorite movies were The Little Mermaid and The Land Before Time. Much to the displeasure of my big sister, I would watch both every day if I could. But with The Little Mermaid, I sang the songs and begged for a bath every night so I could... Continue Reading →

Smile

The news is dismal these days. There's, seemingly, not a lot of good things going on right now. But that's not true. Remember the news is meant to keep you informed about the bad things, things that may impact you or those around you. It's up to you to continue to see the good in... Continue Reading →

Respect My Boundaries

Self-care is often touted as luxurious bubble baths in claw foot tubs surrounded by a billion candles. It is also thought of in feminine terms. However, while a part of self-care can be luxuriating with wine and candles, there is so much more to it. Luckily, more people are talking about the truly essential aspects... Continue Reading →

Get Out of My Head!

Photo by: Free photo 8569636 © Sklemin - Dreamstime.com Sometimes someone says something about you that ping-pongs in your head. Whether you agree with the statement or not, you can't stop thinking about it. It's like being caught in a revolving door with no way out and no emergency button. Over and over you hear... Continue Reading →

I am a Perfectionist

Hi, I’m Cece and I am a perfectionist. I did not know I was a perfectionist. In fact, secretly, deep in the recesses of my mind, longed to be a perfectionist because then I could fight my pack rat syndrome and have a clean and organized home, and I’d be much more productive. Perfectionists were,... Continue Reading →

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