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Shatter Your Own Glass

Shatter Your Own Glass

I can't tell you how many seasons over the last decade where I've had to pick up the many pieces of my life. I've physically retransplanted myself numerous times. I've lost the balance with my mental, spiritual, and physical health. My finances have seen the red on...

You Can’t Outrun Your Depression

You Can’t Outrun Your Depression

In the heart of Rome, Italy was the very first time I exposed myself to my partner in the most vulnerable way possible. I allowed him to enter inside of my depression-filled brain.

I Was Vulnerable For the Wrong Reasons

I Was Vulnerable For the Wrong Reasons

Traveling opened up the window for my vulnerabilities to jump out of. It forced me to confront issues like an oncoming truck. If I didn’t move myself from the middle of the road, I would collide with the semi and that’d be the end of me.

“In Body I Trust” by Lauren Dow – Now Available!

“In Body I Trust” by Lauren Dow – Now Available!

My hands are shaking as I write this. My armpits are sweating and I can feel my heart beating a little bit harder than it was before my fingers hit the keyboard. In Body I Trust, my first novel, is now available for you to order!

Take An Emotional Day of Rest

Take An Emotional Day of Rest

Sundays are usually the days since I’ve moved to Tampa to go over to my mom’s house and give her a day of emotional rest. See, my amazing, incredible, strong, powerful, faithful mother is also a wife to a man who was diagnosed with dementia a few years ago.

Mental Health Awareness Month: You’re Not Alone

Mental Health Awareness Month: You’re Not Alone

This month is something special to me. Not only is it Mental Health Awareness Month, but the theme this year is “You’re Not Alone” and MY GOSH if that hasn’t been the absolute message I’ve been trying to share with so many people since I first shared my recovery story.

Hey, It’s My Birthday! 31 Lessons I’ve Learned in 31 Years

Hey, It’s My Birthday! 31 Lessons I’ve Learned in 31 Years

Wowza… I’m 31. Would you look at that? I look at myself in the mirror and see wrinkles outlining the corners of my eyes and the curvature of my cheeks. I see gray hairs sprouting through my roots and my skin becomes more like my mother’s with every passing day.

Why My Life Never Changes: Finding Freedom In The Disarray

Why My Life Never Changes: Finding Freedom In The Disarray

“With everything going on right now,” I watched my new friend lean closer towards the phone so they could truly articulate with their body the severity of what they were feeling, “I just want to know when I’m finally going to touch the ground.”

Ditch The Negative Self-Talk and Make Space For the Good

Ditch The Negative Self-Talk and Make Space For the Good

I’m going to be incredibly vulnerable with you…The last two months have been incredibly difficult. Scratch that. 2021 was deemed as the year of saving grace. The one where we could wash away the sins and chaos of 2020 and start fresh. But let’s face it, that’s not real life.

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