Porcupine Mountains 2017 Trip

Life happened and the trip didn’t go quite exactly as planned. The night before I came down with a sore throat and it became a bad head cold that I’m still fighting off. I spent most of the trip laying down but I did try to make the most of it and even though I […]

It’s Time For A Wilderness Re-Charge

“Wilderness – where humans are visitors that do not remain.” Next week I’ll be back in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park for our annual family camping trip. I am in need of a full re-charge and the Wilderness + Lake Superior + Family should be the perfect thing. I get so attached to my […]

Self Care – A Few Of My Favorite Things

It’s getting to be that time of year again when the weather gets dark and cold, the snow starts flying and I start to feel a bit more depressed. I’ve been trying to think up new self care ideas and I came acrossed old blog posts that had some great ones. I hope maybe some […]

Happiness is a Journey Not a Destination

Happiness (and recovery) is a journey, not a destination. I’m not looking for a certain destination. I’m just trying to be the better Katie than I was yesterday. I say “Go forth and be the best YOU that you can be.” Choosing happiness isn’t always easy. It’s so easy to get sucked into the negatives […]

There is a Time For Everything

To everything there is a season. It’s my time for LIFE. My time to be REBORN. My time to HEAL. My time to BUILD on my life. My time to LAUGH. My time to DANCE. My time to THROW OUT the old. My time to HUG and embrace life and all the special people I know. […]

Confessions Of a Recovered Borderline

Or maybe I was just a girl…Interrupted.   Possible Trigger Warning Lately, I’ve wanted to write more about my experience with Borderline Personality Disorder, how it almost killed me and how I was able to find help and start a new life. Even as someone who has been in “remission” for quite some time this […]

I Survived Mental Illness and Abuse

Depression. Anxiety. Self-harm. Not knowing if you want to live or die. Afraid to speak up because people don’t understand. This invisible illness is very real indeed. It may be invisible to the blind eye but to those who suffer with it or have family or friends that deal with it, it is a very […]

Be Kind – Everyone is Fighting a Battle You Know Nothing About

Today I want to talk about kindness. We never know what someone is going through and instead of tearing each other down with words of violence, and other means of hatred, let’s remember to put a little love in our hearts. The world has so much pain and suffering already, it doesn’t have enough love. […]

We Need Less Technology & More Human Contact 

In a world that is almost fully driven by technology, we are lacking the best companionship of all —human face-to-face contact. I’m guilty of having my phone attached to me 24/7, posting useless stuff to my social media accounts. I also like my DVDs, Netflix and Lifetime movies more than I should. I find myself […]

Farewell ODC, It’s Been A Journey

Yesterday it was decided that in just a couple months I’ll be weaned off having any job coaches at all. I will be getting kicked out of ODC’s supported employment services, or as I like to call it graduating and being back to working on my own. It’s pretty bittersweet, but this was just the […]