​’Finding Elena’ NOW AVAILABLE

Well, here we are, my dear friends. I’m finally able to take a deep breath and say, “It’s finished! My book ‘Finding Elena‘ is NOW AVAILABLE.

OH, MY GOD. HOW COOL IS THAT? I AM BEYOND EXCITED FOR THIS RELEASE.

This book is a huge accomplishment for me. I have poured my life, my heart, and my soul into these pages and I am overwhelmed with excitement that it is finally published. The continuous work I have put in has finally paid off.

I am also very grateful to my family, my friends and my publishing team for all of their support, love, and efforts to make this book possible. I could not have done it without them. My family has been there for me every step of the way, and I could not be more in debt to them for everything they have done for me. My friends have been there for me and shown me so much love even when I was down, and I am grateful for their kindness. My publishing team has been diligently working hard to make sure my standards were met and that the book looks amazing.

I am just so thankful to be able to do this, and so blessed to be able to share it with all of you.

So here it is. ‘Finding Elena.’ My heart and soul splayed out on white pages for you. My everything in the grasp of your hands. Get your copy today!

Finding Elena is available on Createspace. Soon to be available on Amazon and Kindle. Here is the link: https://www.createspace.com/7164582

xoxo

-E

PODCAST – EPISODE 4 OUT NOW!!!

Hi, everyone! Just an announcement that episode four of my podcast is now posted!

Here is the link: https://www.spreaker.com/user/9881094/episode-4-how-fitness-can-help-during-re

Hope you all enjoy! Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

xoxo

-E

Words from a beautiful stranger

I’m writing this blog post as my coffee is brewing so, please bare with me.

I woke up this morning (quite early, I might add), to a beautiful stranger writing to me. They wrote some very inspiring words. These words made me think about why I write and why I podcast, and I came to one conclusion. I do this for others to resonate with my struggles and to have someone on their side who “gets it.” I also do it for me, so I can reach out and connect with others who understand or who are trying to understand mental illness. Connecting to other people helps me with my recovery as well as it helps others gain a supporter and a friend.

Mic drop.

There’s my inspiration for the day. Thank you, beautiful stranger.

I do this not only for myself, but to help others as well. That is the essence of why I started this blog, why I wrote a book, and why I recently started the podcast. I want to make sure people know they are not alone in this. It’s a long road to recovery, and it can feel like you are the only person walking that path. Trust me, I know what it feels like, and it’s not fun at all.

My words are meant to inspire others to walk the path of healing. To be brave and do for themselves what no one else has done before. To take care of themselves before they take care of anyone else. That is the point.

This person’s comment has made me come to realize many things. That not only am I here to recover and be strong, but to also support others in their own recovery as well.

WOW.

What an honor.

I am so blessed to be able to do what I do with the support of my family and friends. Without them, I would not be able to help you guys. I would not be where I am today.

Having that support team is so crucial. I know from experience that it feels super lonely a lot when you’re trying to understand what’s going on inside your own mind as well as fix yourself. IT IS HELL, let me tell you. Not a day goes by where I wish I had just one person who understands me clearly and who can see through me to my soul.

So here I am, ready to be your support system. Ready to write what you need, podcast what you feel and say what no one else will to help you recover. I welcome all of you with open arms and a warm heart, to lean on my words when you need them. Trust me when I say it can help. Let me be part of your support team. I will do my best to not let you down.

-E

Writer’s block

I’ve been finding it hard to write these past few days. The words are muddled and somehow will not flow out through my fingers and onto the keyboard as freely as they usually do. I don’t know why this is the case, but I’m determined to find out.

This writer’s block has been happening for a little while now, and it’s starting to worry me. What if I can’t write anymore? What will I do without it? What about my freedom of expression?

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ME?

Nothing, of course. Nothing will happen. I need to relax and calm down. I can write, it’s just I’m having some trouble with it right now.

I need inspiration. But what will inspire me? I don’t know. I guess I will have to wait and see…

Okay, to be completely honest, I haven’t had a huge writer’s block. Just a minor one. Let me explain what I mean.

The words I write are dark and filled with hatred. The words I want to write are filled with joy and hope for the future. It seems to me I can only write words that are dreary. But I want to be better than that. I want to rise above the negative self-talk and be stronger than my demons; stronger than my weaknesses.

You feel me? I hope so.

It’s so frustrating to not be able to write what I want. But maybe I need to write the negative to write the positive. Hmm…

In all honesty, I don’t know what to do. I’m just waiting for a sign or something to spark an interest in the creative part of my mind. More on that later I guess. Right now I think I’m going to have some dinner and grab a book to read.

Until next time my loves.

-E

PODCAST – EPISODE 3 OUT NOW!!!

Hi, everyone! Just an announcement that episode three of my podcast is now posted!

Here is the link: https://www.spreaker.com/user/9881094/episode-3-finding-elena

Hope you all enjoy! Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

xoxo

-E

Gray mornings

This morning is a gray morning

The weather is

Dark and twisty

The wind  is blowing

And the rain keeps

Falling

Falling

Falling

On my cold skin

Touching my soul

Feeding the hunger

For love

For security

And

For healing.

-E

BOOK UPDATE

Hello, everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve said anything about my book coming out and I want to make sure you’re all up to date with what’s going on. Don’t worry, YES I am still publishing the book, it’s just taking a little longer than expected (sad face). All the writing and editing is finished (yay!), and my publisher and I are working on the interior and cover design at this time.

I am so excited to share this book with you. It has taken a lot of courage and time to put together the posts, and other little creative inserts I thought were most significant. Yes, it is true that if you have read my blog, you have pretty much read my book already. But there are poems and other words and photographs in my book that will be different which have not been posted on my blog.

Whether you are a new reader or a returning reader of my blog, my book is definitely worth the read! I hope you enjoy it. I do hope you will all pick up a copy for yourself or for a loved one, whether it be in store or online once it is published.

So, I hope you are all excited for this! I am beyond overjoyed.

I will post more updates as we get closer to the release date.

Until then my darlings, namaste.

-E