Value

It’s not always about money.

Sometimes it’s about relationships, experiences, and learning.

Not all value is monetary. There are other forms of currency.

Be Kind, Be Respectful

When people are nice to me and treat me with respect, it makes me feel good inside and makes me happy.

I hope I give others the same feeling and make them happy.

We can make others feel good. We can make others happy.

Be nice. Be respectful. Be a good human.

You Matter, Your Wellness Matters

I’ve learned to take care of myself over the past few years.

I’ve prioritized it.

I’ve practiced. I’ve put in the work. I’ve given it my time and attention.

I’ve dedicated my life to it. I’ve gotten good at it.

Self-care includes mental health, physical health, emotional health, spiritual health, and financial health. There are also other dimensions of wellness that need addressed.

I want to teach others to take care of themselves. I want help others take care of themselves.

I know what it feels like to need love, care, and help.

This is my calling. This is my purpose. This is my why.

I hope to motivate, inspire, and empower you to take care of yourself. I’m here to help.

Spark the Fire, Fuel the Fire

You may have everything you need.

You may have all of the tools and resources.

You just may be missing one thing – a spark.

Find a spark. Be a spark.

Be Pure, Be True

Do it for the right reasons.

Don’t do it because we’re pressured and forced. Don’t do it because it’s politically correct. Don’t do it because we face backlash.

Do it because we genuinely want to do it. Do it because we believe in it. Do it because it’s the right thing to do.

Do it with intention and purpose.

Be pure. Be true.

Remember, it’s never too late to change our values and beliefs. We can change at any time.

Beliefs

Changing our beliefs on the surface is not changing our beliefs.

Changing our beliefs happens deep down inside of us.

Think about your beliefs. Dig deep.

Are you proud of what you believe and stand for?

Mental Health Advocate

I met with a psychologist twice in 2016.

We may not even realize we’re depressed when we’re depressed.

I’ve experienced some extreme lows in my life. I may have hit rock bottom.

When we’re suffering, hurting, and feeling pain, address it. Accept it. Don’t fight it.

Ask for help. There are people out there who will try to help us.

Vulnerability is a strength. It will help us overcome whatever we’re going through.

I still get depressed, but I’ve come a long way.

I’ve dedicated the past few years of my life to working on myself.

I am a priority. My life is a priority. My mental health is a priority.

I make time for myself daily, work on myself daily, and help myself daily.

I see the light. I won’t go back.

If you’re feeling down and depressed, you can find peace and happiness. We don’t have to suffer.

I was embarrassed to admit what I was going through and what I was feeling. I felt shame. I felt weak. I was in denial.

I’m better and stronger for the adversity I’ve faced and what I’ve overcome.

If I can get through some of the things I’ve gone through, I’m confident I can get through anything. You can do the same.

Eliminate the stigma associated with mental health.

I’m proud of my struggles. I survived. I’ll advocate for mental health until the day I die. And I’ll advocate for you.

Wander, Explore

We get to choose which route we take.

We can take the “safe” (if there is such a thing) route.

Or we can take the adventurous (the interesting, exciting one) route.

I don’t know about you, but I like to wander.

I may get lost occasionally, but getting lost has taught me a lot about myself and life.

I’m grateful for getting lost.

These times have made me stronger and better.

We see the world from a different perspective when we’re lost.

We stumble upon some of the most amazing views as we venture off the beaten path.

Besides, do you think any of early explorers had any idea where they were going?

You Can Do It Your Way

Who cares how they did it and how they made it.

You are not them. You are you.

Observe and learn from them, but do it your own way. Stay true and authentic to yourself.

There are an infinite amount of ways to get where you want to be. Do it your way.

Believe

When we’ve been told we’re not good enough, whether directly or indirectly, repeatedly, over an extended period of time, we may start believing it.

Don’t believe it. Don’t get discouraged. Don’t get down on yourself.

When one door is closed, open another one.

Adjust. Make changes. Control what you can control. Whatever you do, don’t give up on yourself. Don’t stop. Keep moving forward.