Do you feel like you’re always starting over?

A few years ago, I was going through hell. I don’t know how else to explain it, hell seems to be a pretty accurate description. I was a single mom, raising two daughters alone, and my youngest was having some issues that were affecting school. I was in constant meetings with the middle school and trying … Continue reading Do you feel like you’re always starting over?

What happens when you give yourself acceptance and compassion?

September has always been a hard month for me. Since I was a kid, the transition from summer to fall, going back to school, along with some other difficult things that had happened around that time of year combined with my birthday, usually sent me into a depression. This year, both of my daughters moved … Continue reading What happens when you give yourself acceptance and compassion?

Why I Kickbox

My first cardio kickboxing class was in 1999, before that I was big into the step aerobic classes. They were fun but when I first went to a kickboxing class and I got to jab, cross and uppercut, I was hooked. Other workouts were cool but kickboxing made me feel powerful and let me release … Continue reading Why I Kickbox

Exercise and Mood

Since childhood, I have suffered from depression and anxiety. For years I searched for the perfect pill to give me some relief from the darkness and fear that controlled my life. In my twenties and thirties I tried many different medications and “cocktails” combining different anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds. Few had any impact and the … Continue reading Exercise and Mood