Buzz The Bee, Mental Health Monday

Rearrange Your Knick Knacks

We love our knick knacks. That is why we have them after all. We have collected them, been gifted them and because of that, we see them and see the memories they hold. We see the trips we've been on. We've seen the memory of a loved one who has passed. We see firsts and… Continue reading Rearrange Your Knick Knacks

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Buzz The Bee, Motivation, Running, Yoga

Happy Anniversary: A Letter To My Practice

An Open Letter to My Practice: Aikido, Happy 15th anniversary. Forty percent of marriages have ended but we're still together. It's our crystal anniversary. Does that mean that you will finally be clear to me? Unlikely. You're my greatest mystery, my largest enigma and that's just fine. That's you. I remember how we met. I remember wanting… Continue reading Happy Anniversary: A Letter To My Practice

Buzz The Bee, Mental Health Monday, What I Mean When I Say

“I Don’t Regret Self-Harm”

Should I have done it? No. Do I regret doing it? No. Is it important that we break down the stigma surrounding self-harm? Yes. So in my head, what I've done to myself isn't a big deal. My scars have faded quite considerably and most times I've completely forgotten about it. But occasionally, I'll get some… Continue reading “I Don’t Regret Self-Harm”

Buzz The Bee, Mental Health Monday, writing

Accept Failure

That's right, I said it. Accept failure? Easy. Accept your failures? All right, not so easy. And we know why. Because it means we were not good enough, we messed up, or we were just plain unlucky. There are so many negative thoughts in our head, not just those three. They flutter around our failures and… Continue reading Accept Failure

Buzz The Bee, Mental Health Monday, The Crew

The High School Experience

How am I not dead? How am I not dead? In the last few months, I've found myself stumbling over this question a lot. And it's not because I'm having an existential crisis...been there done that. Everything will end. No, I'm not asking myself that question because I'm in a bad mental state. I'm asking it… Continue reading The High School Experience

Buzz The Bee, Mental Health Monday, writing

The Immortals

They're out there, the immortals. They go to work, buy groceries, teach children. They cry, they scream, they fight, they mess up. But still, they are immortal. At least, that's my take on it. No, this isn't about ghosts. No, it isn't some weird, otherworldly phenomenon. This is going to be a shorter, guided reflection… Continue reading The Immortals

Buzz The Bee, Mental Health Monday, Yoga

Regroup, Restart

So we haven't talked about Buzz the Bee in quite a long time. If you aren't familiar with the little bee behind this blog, Buzz has his own article. He's a special little friend. He's a little buzzing bee that gets in your ear. With him, he brings all the negativity in the world. He's… Continue reading Regroup, Restart

Buzz The Bee, What I Mean When I Say

Don’t Worry About It

What do I mean when I say, “Don’t worry about it” or “It’s fine”? People say these phrases along with all their various variations all the time. It’s okay. It doesn’t matter. It’s fine, really. Women, rightfully so, have been the butt of many jokes and memes because of this phrase. Too many people say… Continue reading Don’t Worry About It