Depression and Anxiety, Mental Health, Self-Discovery

With Thanks

It’s that time again, the holiday season. For some this is their favorite time of the year and for others the season brings painful memories of lost loved ones. I, myself, have mixed emotions which are filled with fond memories of loved ones past and present but also of dreams unfulfilled. As Thanksgiving approaches, I’ve… Continue reading With Thanks

Depression and Anxiety, empowerment, Relationships, Self-Discovery

Back on the Sofa

Who would have thought that I’d be back on the sofa. This stiff yet welcoming sofa. This sofa that is not my own, but allows me to be me on my own terms. This sofa absorbs every emotion, fear, and contemplative thought. This sofa and I parted ways so long ago and I thought we’d… Continue reading Back on the Sofa

Depression and Anxiety, Relationships, Self-Discovery

These are my confessions

I know I’ve been out of touch for a while, but it’s for good reason. It’s taken me a long time to finally say my name is Chantel and I suffer from depression and anxiety. Yes, I’ve alluded to it many times in my posts, but never truly acknowledged or accepted that this is my… Continue reading These are my confessions

empowerment, Self-Discovery

2017 Reflections

Whew, what more can I say about 2017.  It was filled with so many lessons, blessings, trials, and challenges. I wanted to share with you a few things that I learned about myself and others in 2017. Your growth will make others around you uncomfortable. My word for 2017 probably should have been uncomfortable instead… Continue reading 2017 Reflections

empowerment, Self-Discovery

That Girl

I never wanted to be that girl. You know that girl. The girl who likes attention. The girl that loves to shop at the mall. The girl who loves to eat at upscale restaurants and have brunch every weekend. The girl who must have designer shoes and handbags in every style and color possible. The… Continue reading That Girl

Self-Discovery, Travel

Revelations from My First Solo Vacation

One of my “Say Yes’ items for 2017 and beyond is to do more travelling. I love a good road trip, but I don’t take advantage of my weekends nearly as much as I should and could.  During the winter months, I get a little down and from what I’ve read sunlight helps with depression… Continue reading Revelations from My First Solo Vacation