• raw and vulnerable – facing my core emotions

    December 13, 2015KarenBeth

    I feel like the theme of my writing has been “its been a while since I have written”, and it’s true, it has been a while since I have written, and I think it’s because when I am working so hard internally, I become detached with everything else around me. The work in therapy the past couple of weeks have been really hard but good work! My therapist keeps telling me “I am so proud of you, you are working so hard and you are on such a different path than you were just months ago” – and I believe…

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  • vulnerable in my sleep

    November 14, 2015KarenBeth

    I have woken up many times in the past week crying out of my sleep; literally crying with tears and all out of my sleep. I have written about this experience before and its something that I have gone through quite a bit in the past couple of years. This past week I have experienced this almost every other night and it has left me feeling emotionally drained! I have talked about it with Andy in therapy and he knows this has been something I have struggled with for years, but we never have put a secure understanding of why…

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  • its a choice – my choice

    November 12, 2015KarenBeth

    Wednesday morning while driving into therapy, I was feeling a bit disconnected – I woke up not being sure I wanted to show up to session and be vulnerable to how disconnected I felt – I felt a bit quiet inside like emotions were right there at the surface . . . . . Then… 3 words came to my mind and into my heart – ITS A CHOICE! I have the choice to feel the way I am feeling! I have a choice to show up just as I am, and let my therapist connect with me and connect…

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  • the temporary path – the road less traveled

    November 9, 2015KarenBeth

    I have always viewed my healing journey, my healing path as a road that goes forward with a few detours on the side. There are times I am going straight on the path, and there have been times when out of no-where, I was detoured off my path – and OH how frustrating can that be! Or maybe it doesn’t have to be a frustrating struggle; rather seen and looked at as a path less traveled to heal bigger wounds. Maybe instead of seeing these struggles as detours, maybe its more of a temporary path to – where I can…

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  • projection and the battle within

    November 8, 2015KarenBeth

    Projection is something that I sometimes struggle with, and something I have really struggled with the past couple of weeks. I am learning more and more about what projection is and why I struggle with it; how projection relates to me and my work in therapy. I read a wonderful article written by Morgan Sontag called “Things are not as they appear“. She explains how Projection is a defense strategy in which you unconsciously defend yourself against unpleasant impulses or feelings by denying their existence in yourself, while attributing it to someone else. Basically in a nut-shell, projection is “blame…

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  • 31 Days {Day 11} ???? Being in Humility

    October 11, 2015KarenBeth

    Humility is one of those things that really makes you think! Its not easy to humble yourself in a life that calls us to struggle. We try our hardest to be a good person and to make the right decisions, but humility is one of those things you need to work at as a means to see things in a different perspective. One of my favorite quotes on humility is โ€œHumility isnโ€™t denying your strengths, itโ€™s being honest about your weaknessesโ€. Itโ€™s so easy to deny something rather than to admit to. When you admit to something you are letting…

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  • 31 Days {Day 8} ???? FAVORITE QUOTES Part 2

    October 8, 2015KarenBeth

    I did this last week and everyone seemed to love the quotes I posted, so here goes with some more of my favorite quotes and thoughts. โ€œWith the new day comes new strength and new thoughtsโ€ โ€“ Eleanor Roosevelt โ€œyou know you have made the right decision when there is true peace in your heartโ€ โ€“ Sabina โ€œFear can make us stay up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillowโ€ โ€œEverything in your life is a reflection of a choice you made. if you want a different result, make a different choiceโ€œ โ€œInner peace begins the moment you…

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  • The path worth walking . . .

    September 24, 2015KarenBeth

    When I first began my path to healing 8 years ago never did I imagine there would be so many different roads I would need to take as a part of the healing. I showed up thinking I would walk into therapy, talk about my past, and I would be healed and ready to walk back out into the world with softer wounds, and a lighter heart – – in a fantasy world maybe, but in reality its a lot harder than what it seems. I have learned that in this process of healing, you need to take many many…

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  • Tuesday at Ten { the words I live by and what that means to me . . . . }

    August 18, 2015KarenBeth

    Welcome to Tuesday at Ten! The Tuesday blog Link up where you have 6 full days to use the โ€œprompt phraseโ€ as a part of your writing. Each week I post a prompt phrase and you finish the phrase and write how that phrase fits you and your life or your thoughts. Whether it be just writing a story behind the phrase or being as creative as you wish using photos, poems, art, or graphics โ€“ whichever creative way you choose. You have 6 days to write and link up your blog at the bottom of the page so that…

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