Monthly Archives: February 2017


Happy Monday

Happy Monday!

You may know that I haven’t been feeling well the last couple of weeks. My body has been so achy and I’ve had nonstop headaches. Last week, I started my new medication and one of the side effects has me down for the count! I’ve been so lethargic and so sleepy that I spent majority of my birthday weekend in bed! I really do need to remember this quote more often. I […]


A letter to my 16 year old self

To My 16-Year-Old Self

We learned a lot this year. And I mean *A LOT*. Thinking about it now, that was a lot for a 16-year-old to handle. Good on you! If I were to compare ourselves and the events occurred between our 16-year-old self and our 27-year-old self… I’m pretty sure we could write a book. How did 2004 start? We were still choreographing. I believe we just finished a competition just before Christmas and […]


A letter to a stoic husband

A Letter To a Stoic Husband – From Your Wife Who Suffered Mental Illness

  To my good man, thank-you for teaching me the meaning of unconditional love. In the beginning you were my companion for carefree nights out. You were my super cute boyfriend and together we knew only good times. It’s hard to reconcile that from the seeds of that friendship an unbreakable bond would grow. It would carry me through the darkest of days. You would become my soul-mate and your love would […]


My House Is A Mess

My House Is A Mess & I’m In Sweats… & That’s Okay

Reality check: my house isn’t featured in those design magazines. …and unfortunately, I don’t think it ever will be. I would love for it to be those kinds of homes though. You know… clean. I’m sure we would all love a home like that, right? Bright. Inviting. Spacious. Maybe I’ll have a home like that one day. But for now…   I can tell you right now that if you were to come over, you will find dishes […]


How to grow old without getting sick

How to Grow Old Without Getting Sick

How to Grow Old Without Getting Sick Many people believe that growing old goes hand in hand with frequent trips to the doctor, along with a gradual loss of memory and the ability to learn new things. They’re afraid of aging because they think they’ll become a burden on society. Is this a fair generalization? From a statistical standpoint, getting older does increase your risk of chronic disease, including those associated with […]


What is a spoonie?

What’s A Spoonie?

As a fairly new blogger with a focus on chronic illness, I want to find those who can relate to what I write. I want to find others who I can connect with. I want to connect with those who can help me help others. So I started searching on social media. I searched all the hashtags that I could think of! I looked for chronic illness, mental health, physical health, and other variations […]


Full House is binge watch worthy

Full House Is Binge Watch Worthy

  IMDB‘s little tidbit on Full House: TV-G Comedy, Drama, Family 1987-1995 Watching Full House is so nostalgic! I’ve always loved watching the show! So – of course – I got super excited when it became available on NETFLIX!!!! I’ve been trying to get my son to watch it and guys… I finally succeeded! I opened up with a “hey! I’ve always enjoyed watching that show! Want to see what it’s about?”  and my son agreed. I got […]


CoffeeHeartMind FeatureFridays - Jessica

Anorexia Ate Me Alive

We must all remember that our words can truly affect someone’s life. We must choose our words wisely and with care. We must teach our children to do the same. We can really have an impact on someone whether or not we realize it. This is Jessica’s story. Anorexia Ate Me Alive We all have iconic moments in our lives where our destiny’s change forever. This was one of them. It was like […]


A day in the life of someone with 10chronicconditions

A Day In The Life Of Someone With 10 Chronic Conditions

The last 3 years have been HEAVY! I’ve had chronic headaches for at least a decade. I was diagnosed with migraines in 2013. In 2015, I was diagnosed with psoriasiform dermatitis – it’s pretty much just SEVERE eczema – and I had to take a medical leave (which I am still on). I was diagnosed with 4 spinal conditions (scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, bilateral spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis) in one day in June of 2016. And since I was […]


The best view comes after the hardest climb

Happy Monday!

When times get rough we all want to quit. We have to remember that certain things take work. We have to work hard for what we want. Life isn’t easy. Life is work. If we love something, we have to work hard for it. We have to work hard to get ourselves to the top of the mountain before we get to appreciate the beautiful view.


What helped me during my darkest days

What Helped Me During My Darkest Days

I started the #BrighteningMyDarkestDays hashtag because I’ve been there. I’ve had my dark days where everything is so dark and everything seems so pointless. I also knew that it wouldn’t last, but I just didn’t know how to get myself out of it. So I started #BrighteningMyDarkestDays in hopes that we could all share what helped get us through it in hopes that it’ll help others through their darkest days. Let’s help others get out […]


FeatureFridays - 4 ways to soothe a colicky baby

4 Ways to Soothe a Colicky Baby

Parents… we’ve all been here, right? Our baby who won’t stop crying no matter what we did. It’s worrisome, really. All I thought was “Okay, you just woke up, I just changed you and you’ve been fed and burped. What’s the matter?! Why are you still crying?” Maybe they were colicky, maybe they weren’t. According the BabyCenter, Colic is uncontrollable crying in an otherwise healthy baby. Your baby is considered colicky if he’s […]


CoffeeHeartMind - A reflection on my first serious month blogging

A Reflection On My First Serious Month Blogging

Oh my goodness! January has been AMAZING!! You may be wondering what I mean by my first “serious” month blogging. Well… I started CoffeeHeartMind in early December but I got serious about blogging just this month… and by serious, I mean I googled and Pinterested my way to learn more about the blogging world. I wanted to share with you how my first month of serious blogging went but I don’t plan to have […]


aparentwithdepression

A Parent With Depression (The Mental Black Hole)

Depression. It’s dark. It’s lonely. It’s a trench that keeps getting deeper. It’s the mental black hole. It’s hard to have your mind put you down constantly. I thought that it was difficult before but… Being a parent with depression is a new level of difficulty. It makes you feel like such a failure. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, A major depressive disorder — usually just called “depression” — is different than the […]