It’s Okay Not To Be Okay

They say when a volcano is about to erupt, there are specific warning signs.  The ground around it steams and swells, and there are small tremble-like earthquakes that happen within the area.  I feel the same happens to humans when we too, near our breaking...

Raw Truths

Every day when someone asks what I am taking my medication for, and I explain I have anxiety & depression; I always get asked “What does that feel like?” or “Are you ok?”. I’m never really sure how to explain that, and as I take you through my little journey,...

Managing Our Time In This Crazy World

After 47 years on this earth, I finally figured out what this world really needs… a four day work week so that every weekend is a three day weekend. It’s not that I don’t want to go to work for an extra day (I don’t), but where do we find the time to do...

Manifest That Shit…Just Don’t Go Crazy

So, it’s the last week of school for my kids.  This time last year, I was in an “old yang” state of life. For those that know the Yin Yang meaning, you get me.  Things were toxic. Relationships were on the rocks everywhere in my life. My son was being bullied. I...

Finding Time, Living Happy

The other morning after dropping my daughter off at school, I had a sweet walk back home. I took my time. The air was dewy and cool but refreshing. I noticed the sidewalks covered in damp petals. I looked up and delighted in the blooms of Spring. I paused and...

Let’s Talk Mental Health…with Tristan Coopersmith

We’re doing our part to honor Mental Health Awareness Month here at the Daily Feels.  Many of our bloggers have shared their mental health journey and today, we turn our platform over to an expert.  Tristan Coopersmith is a psychotherapist in Los Angeles and...

Stars

In honor of mental health awareness month, I was going to just write about CODA, or Co-occurring Disorder Awareness, and the work I have done with the organization recently. A co-occurring disorder is when someone suffers from a mental illness and then uses drugs or...

Fraught Is the Word I’d Use to Describe Mother’s Day

I’ve started this narrative at least 1,000 times. Ok, 100. Ok, 5. But you get the gist. Mother’s Day is a hard one for me. It is, as a friend put it in a wonderful text on Sunday, “not [my] most favorite.” It is fraught, which, to quote Merriam-Webster, means, “full...

The Secrets To Marital Bliss

Psst, come close. No closer. I want to whisper in your ear the secret to marital bliss. Are you listening? Good. The secret is: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS MARITAL BLISS! There is however success in marriage. How do you achieve a successful marriage? You do it...