The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins – Buy This Book!


5 SECOND RULE So I was looking for a new book to read and I came across this one - The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins.  I posted it on my Instagram asking if anyone had read it and what their thoughts were.  A few people gave some really good positive feedback so I decided to give it a read.  Check out the link for more…

Depression and To Do List


The Good Ol' To Do List! Everyone has one either physically written out or mentally written in their mind.  We all have things we need to do from basic daily chores to house reno's, mowing the lawn, going to the dentist etc. Personally, I am a big fan of lists.  They have helped me keep tabs on what I need to do and the feeling of crossing off something is satisfying.  I get a sense…

Weekly Journal – February 5, 2018


Finally into February.  January seemed to go by pretty quickly.  Quite a bit happened this week so it also went by fast.  Staying busy with different activities has been good. WORK Work was busy this week as I have been pulled into several different projects.  Keeps me from getting to my own stuff which has been overwhelming at times but I enjoy the variety of work.  Seems my managers understand other work gets pushed back…

Meditation Experiment – Follow My Journey


So I have decided to give this meditation thing a try!  From what I understand, there are a lot of successful people doing it now and the reviews have been positive.  I believe I have become a lot more mindful through my counselling and other talk therapy like cognitive behavioral therapy but I want to improve on that. I will update this blog as I work through the journey to keep anyone who may follow…

“How To’s” – Should You Really Take The Advice?


Yes, this is a bit of a rant... Every blog I come across now seems to have at least one or two "How To" blogs.  With the unlimited amount of information available on the internet, a person can basically write about anything and proclaim to know what they are talking about. I am pretty sure I could do an hour of research and write a blog about anything like building a table.  Never made a…

Weekly Journal – January 27, 2018


This week has been a bit up and down.  It started with some stress, then chilled out a bit, got a bit stressful again and finally a pretty chill weekend. Interview Process The week started out stressful because of the job interview I had on Monday.  It was the 3rd stage of the interview process and it included an interview portion along with two presentations.  The interview was in the afternoon so my plan was…

Weekly Journal – January 21, 2018


This week has been a pretty stressful week for me but it has also been exciting.  It can be tough when there are such emotional mood swings but thankfully my prior work with a counselor has really helped me manage those swings.  I don't let my depression and anxiety control me anymore. I feel like I have learned a lot over the past couple months.  Life is full of little lessons and I have been…

Relationship Lessons – Trying Too Hard


This post falls under the "Lessons Learned Along The Way" category.  Unfortunately, it has been one of those lessons where there was a price to pay.  But I suppose all good lessons require some form of payment. Relationships are tricky. In order for them to work, both parties have to want the same thing.  Not just in romantic relationships but friendships as well.  In some sense, you only have so much control and that can…

Weekly Journal – January 14, 2018


Had the thought that I would start doing a recap of my week.  I am not in the habit of writing in my journal every night so this might help me get some thoughts out on a weekly basis and share them with you.  One goal is to write in my journal more often but this will give you an idea of my week and how things went. You may not care about a lot…

Are You a Good Communicator?


I am not a good communicator.  Without question, I am a work in progress when it comes to being even a decent communicator. Reflecting back on my past, I learned that communication was a huge weakness of mine.  In previous relationships I avoided the hard conversations.  At times I didn't always understand why I felt how I felt so I wouldn't express it or bring it to anyone's attention. During my nine year relationship with…