• Five Minute Friday {Hold}

    September 18, 2014KarenBeth

    Welcome to Five Minute Friday to where us bloggers are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours. Set the timer and write away! Stop at the 5 minute mark no matter where you are! Today’s Five minute Friday word is {HOLD} {Start} God is Holding What I am healing! “Hold The Vision and Trust The Process”, this has been a quote I have held in my head for years and years! Don’t lost focus…

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  • little book of grace and hope

    May 3, 2014KarenBeth

    I bought this little “cork-board” cover book on clearance the other day and I wanted to create something to capture my favorite words and feelings! I wasn’t sure how I was going to make this book into something that could be fun, healing, and a place to capture whatever it is that resonates with me in the moment. So yesterday an hour before leaving for session I got out my “box making tools” and started to create the book to my feelings. GRACE and HOPE! how appropriate for my journey, and on the inside I put a lot of great…

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  • comfort in the familiar

    July 14, 2013KarenBeth

    Sometimes you need to step back into the familiar to step forward into the unfamiliar. Sometimes you need to find comfort in the old things to have confidence stepping into new things. My blog theme is back to the one I had when I first started this blog 3 years ago, and I love its simplicity, style and grace. It makes me feel connected back to why I fell in love with writing on this blog and connecting with others. When I changed the address and the name of my blog last week to “Finding The Grace Within” I was happy…

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  • the love that surrounds me

    May 30, 2013KarenBeth

    I dont even have words to describe the awe and gratitude I have for those who surround me and those who are a part of my life today. I have had a very tough 3 days emotionally. I didn’t know why, or even how I was going to move out of it (as I have never ever felt anything like this before in my life). I have had hard times before, and I have felt depressed on and off like situational depression to certain situations, but it was nothing like these past 3-4 days have been – this was hard…

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  • self care

    May 15, 2013KarenBeth

    What is self-care? that was a question I didn’t have an answer to just a couple of years ago. I never knew how to provide myself with self-care without the feeling of guilt attached to it. I have learned much about self-care in therapy, and my therapist is really good about guiding me towards my own self care, and I have learned (at a snail’s pace) how to accept that. I have gotten better about taking time for myself in the middle of the week, and maybe taking a day of the weekend to just take care of me, but…

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  • that old familiar feeling

    April 5, 2013KarenBeth

    It took me a long long time to really feel comfortable in the therapy room when I started therapy 6 years ago. I remember my first steps into the therapy room and how scared I was. I sat in the leather chair with one foot out the door, and now years later, it’s a room filled with my story, and my healing; a place where I am accepted, supported, loved and heard fully. I am in that space 4 days a week with Tuesday being 2 hours, you would have to say it’s like another little home for me; home to my…

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  • a new kind of hope

    March 14, 2013KarenBeth

    In all the years I have been writing in this blog, never have I named the subject of the post the same as the name of the blog – but today it fits! I found a new kind of hope today. Today in session my therapist said something that latched onto something deep and it gave me tears so fast that we both wondered “where did the tears come from, and what do they mean?”. and I opened up…. I opened up about something today that gave both my therapist and I “a new kind of hope” going forward on…

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  • feelings of anger

    March 13, 2013KarenBeth

    I had big anger in session yesterday! I didn’t plan it, I didn’t really see it coming, but then again anger has been at the surface for a while now; it was just a matter of time before it found it’s way out to be heard, seen and felt. When I think of anger I think about holding onto a rope with a beast of some kind at the other end pulling and dragging me and not being able to get control of the rope. Anger is something I struggle with. I avoid it, swallow it, and find every way…

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  • healing takes time

    February 24, 2013KarenBeth

    When I walked into therapy almost 6 years ago, never did I think it would be years and years of work and that I would be in this place 6 years later. I thought I would walk into this mystery place of healing, talk about my story, find out what was wrong with me, find a way to heal and away I go into the world where I came from – with just a little less walls and pain. Here I am, 6 years later and I am discovering more and more about how deep my wounds were or still are. I…

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