1. The Empty Mind: How Japanese Zen Archery Can Strengthen the Mind

    Kyudo, or traditional Japanese Zen Archery, dates back to around 660 B.C. Back then, it was used by the aristocracy for warfare and hunting. Despite its ancient origins, Kyudo continues to be practiced, not just in Japan, but all around the world. Moreover, Japanese Zen Archery has been likened to …Read More

  2. Daily Stuggles

    I don't know about you, but every day is a different struggle with my mental health. Some days I can't stop thinking about the same thought that is repeating itself over and over in my head. Other days I struggle going out into public places. I am in Accounting Management for a very large and global…Read More

  3. 2019 Goals & Resolutions

    Meditate! Yea right. Yes, it is proven to be good for your mental health, but if you are like me, my mental health won't actually allow me to meditate at this time. I try, I really do, because I want to be able to remove all thoughts from my mind and just be. Even if it is only for a short period of…Read More

  4. Broken

    Broken. Yup that pretty much sums up how I feel right now. Defleeted, yes I know this isn't a real word but to be honest it should be. It is a great way to explain how I am feeling right now. A combination of defeated and deflated. That is me right now. I am that child's old balloon that used to be …Read More

  5. In a Funk

    Ugh is it Friday yet? I know it is only Tuesday but man. I have been in a funk lately, extremely anxious and more depressed than I have been in a while. My OCD has been up and down, I have had a lot of successes yet a lot of not so successful attempts to take control. I have recently found out that …Read More

  6. Time to Relax

    Summer has come and flown by and I haven't had a moment to relax. Well that is what it feels like when you have OCD with anxiety. Sadly even when I had the time to relax I can't, if you remember my post, The Pounding of My Heart. My hubby finally has some slow time at work and we are going to take s…Read More

  7. Sad, Just Sad

    Last night watching the news my heart broke. I mean the news is always sad anymore, there is hardly any "Good" news on the news these days. On top of the mass shooting in Jacksonville, FL we heard about a 9 year in Denver that took his own life over the weekend. How does this happen? What is wrong w…Read More

  8. Dark Mornings

    As I lie in bed Friday morning, struggling to get out of bed, I tried to look at the bright side of things. My philosophy in life is to always see the brighter side of every situation. However, this morning I didn't know if I could do that. It's Friday, I should be welcoming in the weekend. Rejoicin…Read More

  9. Finally!

    So it's been a rough but very exciting week. I had a summer cold, which is never fun. However, during that time I didn't have any anxiety. Pretty sure that I just felt so horrible that my anxiety was so minimal compared to my cold that I didn't notice it. I will take that win. #celebrateyourwins The…Read More