• Decisions

    October 14, 2017KarenBeth

    As you all can tell, I haven’t stuck to the 31 days of writing challenge! I felt so much pressure around making the daily posts that It made me shut out my writing all together, and to me that is not what I wanted this challenge to stand for. I thought time and space would allow me to do the 31 days of writing this month! I was ready for it, I was wanting to connect to all the wonderful people on this same journey, but each time I went to write, I would notice how many days I was…

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  • Another Door Open

    October 7, 2017KarenBeth

    For years now, I have been in and out of the process of writing my book. I was so close to making it happen a couple of years ago; even got myself a publisher. The moment I began writing, I got triggered and began struggling to move through the process of writing about the past. Recalling memories from my past were too painful to write about, I thought I was ready with already years of work with my therapist talking about my past – but something was missing and I wasn’t ready yet. I decided to put it aside and…

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    October 4, 2017KarenBeth

    The one thing I told myself when I agreed to do this “31 days of writing” was not to be hard on myself if I missed a day of writing, because “life happens!” life gets in the way of time we have to ourselves sometimes. Life gets in the way of our thoughts, and our means to have a moment to ourselves, and that’s what happened to me yesterday. I actually had a very vulnerable session yesterday in therapy! I talked about some things that were hard and allowed myself to sit with my emotions, and sometimes when that happens,…

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  • 31 Days of Finding My Voice (Day 2)- Rejection

    October 2, 2017KarenBeth

    I wasn’t sure I was going to write about this or not, but this 31 days of β€œFinding My Voice” is about just that – speaking and writing about the things I wouldn’t usually use my voice to speak. What could be harder than rejection? Telling others you were rejected! It’s that feeling of embarrassment and shame. It’s allowing others to see that you were not accepted, or chosen – like putting a spotlight on something people possibly can’t see and allowing them to see it. Like some of you know, I applied to go on a retreat, and you…

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  • 31 Days of Finding My Voice {Day 1} – The Challenge

    October 1, 2017KarenBeth

    It’s another year of the October “31 Days Writing Challenge” and I have decided to take the plunge! I have to admit. I was really hesitant I have to admit, I was really hesitant over whether I was going to do it again this year, its not easy writing every day for 31 days. Heck I have a hard enough time writing once a month! but I am up to the challenge, because this journey I am on, has always been about taking chances, pushing through, and mostly finding my voice. This 31 days challenge of “Finding my Voice” is…

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  • 31 Days {Day 31} It’s Good Enough

    October 31, 2015KarenBeth

    Today is the last day in the 31 day writing challenge, and I am writing this one blog for the last 4 days I missed – and that is GOOD ENOUGH! I think years ago I would have been so critical of myself for nothing finishing or doing something RIGHT to the standards of what is accepted, but today I am learning, that “whatever I can do, is good enough” .. because I at least tried my hardest. This writing challenge was not easy! I had to push myself many nights to get in a writing that I didn’t feel…

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  • 31 Days {Days 25, 26 & 27} stuck in a rut

    October 27, 2015KarenBeth

    I have been stuck in an emotional rut for the past 48 hours, and it’s been hard to move out of it. It’s not often that I get disconnected. Through the years of working in therapy I have really learned how to stay connected, even in the hardest of struggles. But then there are times when I get caught in an emotional rut and disconnection finds its way through me. The past 48 hours have been one of those times, and it’s frustrating not being able to pull out of it. It began with an anxiety attack I had in…

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  • 31 Days {Day 24} breaking the silence

    October 24, 2015KarenBeth

    When I saw that the 31 day “WORD” for the Five Minute Friday challenge month was “silence” I just had to use the word as a part of my writing today! Breaking the Silence is what I stand for! I am a CASA for ATLANTA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). I am a court-appointed advocates for abused or neglected children in order to provide children with a safe and healthy environment in permanent homes. I AM FOR CHILD! I am the voice for the children who don’t have a voice, or anyone to stand for their voice. Not only do I…

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  • 31 Days {Day 23} Finding New Trust

    October 23, 2015KarenBeth

    It has taken me a very long time to accept that I have an inner young child within me; an inner child that everyone has, only mine is stuck and has been stuck since she was 5 years old! Stuck in the old messages, stuck in the old feelings, stuck in the old fears and disconnection. Stuck in the world where “no one is safe” “nothing is safe” and “everyone lies and hurts“. This year has been a lot of accepting of that inner young child work that I have been doing in therapy, and I can finally say “I…

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