Resisting the Urge to Clap Back

“A power struggle collapses when you withdraw your energy from it. Power struggles become uninteresting to you when you change your intention from winning to learning about yourself.” - Gary Zukav Nothing pisses off a practicing Buddhist more than when her husband calls out, “that’s not very Zen of you!” It can be so hard to navigate people who know...[ read more ]

Gaslighting You to Crazy

We come in peace, but we mean business. And to those who would dare try to silence us, we offer you two words: TIME’S UP.” - Janelle Monae Have you ever found yourself in a scenario where you felt the truth was skewed by another person? Maybe a family member or an intimate partner? During the #Metoo movement I became...[ read more ]

Hi, My Name is Sadie & I’m an Al-Anonic

“You either walk inside your story & own it or your stand outside your story & hustle for your worthiness.” - Dr. Brene Brown I walked into my first Al-Anon meeting about five years ago. During this time, I had attempted to micromanage my partner’s sobriety and he mentioned that maybe I could use a meeting of my own. They...[ read more ]

Thank U, Next

Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path. A few weeks ago, everything I thought to be my worries and problems evaporated. A few weeks ago, my husband received test results about his heart that were deeply concerning. In an instant, his, and our lives were turned upside down. Thoughts ran through our minds...[ read more ]

Wellness: Just Another Hustle

“Extremes are easy. Strive for balance.” - Colin Wright As a child I fell into the trap of perfectionism, hoping that if I did all the right things and acted the right way, my parents would quit fighting, drinking, and ultimately leaving. This flawed thought process found its way into my academics, physical appearance, and my pursuit of optimal health....[ read more ]

Contrast Brings Clarity

“It takes courage to live through suffering; and it takes honesty to observe it.” - C.S. Lewis I work with so many people who are struggling with significant adversity in their lives. I see people dealing with the hardest circumstance's life has to offer and yet somehow find a way to keep it moving. As an Emergency Department (ED) Social...[ read more ]

Don’t Go Broke Trying to Look Rich

“Don’t buy things you can’t afford with money you don’t have to impress people you don’t like.” - Dave Ramsey About five years ago I read the book by Dave Ramsey, Total Money Makeover. At the time I was $20,000 in student loan debt. My monthly take-home paycheck was $2,800. I had been waiting for this book to arrive form...[ read more ]

Minimalism – Little to do with STUFF

“When your room is clean and uncluttered you have no choice but to examine your inner state.” - Marie Kondo             Minimalism seems to be all the craze these days. You see it everywhere – in articles, documentaries, books, podcasts. People are now claiming to be happier, healthier, and calmer all because they have de-cluttered their homes. You have seen the...[ read more ]

The Essential A, B, C’s: Assertion, Boundaries & Clarity

“‘No’ might make them angry. But it will make you free.” - Nayyirah Waheed Becoming assertive, creating boundaries, and being impeccable with your speech is a skill that you learn. I and presumably other women, struggle with wanting to please others and always be liked. It is uncomfortable when you begin this journey. There will be moments when a person...[ read more ]

Blasting Into 2019

Today is a great day to manifest the shit out of some abundance. There is a line drawn in the sand where I can clearly see the previous version of myself and a Knowing that there is another version on the horizon. The truth is, of course, I am scared to death. While I feel the Knowing in my bones...[ read more ]

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