Friday, October 21, 2016

10/21/16

It's Friday, October 21, 2016. As I'm writing this it's 8:15 pm and it's time for me to get incredibly real. Today has been unbelievably tough for many reasons. I'm not sure how to pinpoint exactly what's causing all of this anger and frustration. But lets get to the point shall we?

If you are struggling with mental/physical health, addiction, anxiety, depression, body image issues, family difficulties, stress from school, money trouble, toxic relationships, or just life in general... know that you are not alone. Life can get to be ridiculously hard sometimes. Everyday brings on new feelings (good and bad). Limitations that you can either allow to stop you dead in your tracks, or decide to completely knock down. And hardships. Boy oh boy lots of hardships.

I'm here to tell you that it's one hundred percent okay to not be okay. If you're trapped inside of your head, if you're stuck in a bad situation, or just don't know what move to make next, I promise you that the answers will come. You will end up exactly where you need to be. Life has a very silly way of turning out perfectly imperfect.

If you take anything away from post let it be this quote, "Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle".

As I write this post, I know deep down it's for me and me alone. I know that I need to read my own words, and get my thoughts out of the jumbled mess inside of my head. I thought that even if this helps one other person besides myself, it's worth making myself completely vulnerable.

YOU are beautiful. YOU are so strong. YOU can overcome anything life throws your way.

Love always,
Michaela


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Women In The World: 8

Hello my loves!

This segment of Women In The World is extra special to me. Today I am sharing my interview with the lovely Sharon Bridson. Meeting Sharon while volunteering at Camp Sunshine just a few weeks ago was such a huge blessing! Talk about empowering, motivational, grab life by the horns kind of lady! Sharon is by far one of the strongest women I have ever met, and I am very excited for all of you to get to know her a little bit!

Sharon Bridson:


Age: 57 years old
Location: Sandown, New Hampshire
Occupation: Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and Yoga Teacher

1. What is the first thing on your bucket list?
I don't really have a bucket list but I would like to jump out of a train and travel more!

2. How has becoming a mother changed your outlook on life?
Raising children in this world is scary but you can only walk on faith or fear. You can't walk on both and I try to remember that when I get nervous or uneasy. 

3. What is one way you de-stress at the end of a long day?
I start my day by de-stressing. I get up each morning and I sit on the couch or outside for a half an hour and practice mindfulness. As my mind wanders I just bring it back and try to breathe, and calm my mind before all the craziness starts. At night I usually take or teach a yoga class and watch TV or read. 

4. Who is your hero? Why?
I have many heroes. One group is students who struggle with learning and still come to school everyday, and the other group are all of the sick children and their families that fight the terminal illnesses that they face. 

5. What has been the biggest life lesson you have learned this far?
Everything changes all the time. You can't get attached to ideas or people (in an unhealthy needy way) because change will happen whether you want it to or not. It is the only thing that we KNOW will happen.

My all time favorite thing about Sharon is that she empowers everyone around her. She is not afraid to tell people how beautiful and wonderful they truly are.

Thank you for reading!

Love always,
Michaela

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