Some Days We Struggle, That’s Okay

I was at a NAMI support group the other night as they always bring in guest speakers. At the end of the speech, which turned into more of a discussion, one of the attendees told me I should be a motivational speaker and another told me I should write. I chuckled because I currently do … Continue reading Some Days We Struggle, That’s Okay

You Can Feel Your Feelings And Still Be Strong

Being strong doesn't mean you are always happy or that you are hiding your feelings, appearing to the outside world that you are okay. Even though that is what society tells us being strong means, being strong actually means having the faith in hard times, but still allowing yourself to feel how you feel. Being … Continue reading You Can Feel Your Feelings And Still Be Strong

Find Your Peaks of Sunshine Through The Rain

There was a track meet we had in high school and I remember the day before freaking out to my teammates that it was going to rain, which in my eyes, would ruin the entire meet. The weather forecast said there was an 75% chance of rain. And I remember my teammate saying, "well there's … Continue reading Find Your Peaks of Sunshine Through The Rain

You Are Worthy Of Your Tomorrow

I remember so clearly a question that was asked during one of my speeches. The question that was asked was, "Do you think you've won your fight?". He asked me that question because during my speeches, I always focus on reminding each of us that we are worthy of this fight for our lives. And … Continue reading You Are Worthy Of Your Tomorrow

Being Exactly Who You Are Is Liberating

Some of the best advice my coach ever gave me was to "Just be Ivy, because Ivy's pretty great". He told me this during my junior year of college and it has something that has stuck with me ever since. But even when he told me, I never really knew who Ivy was. My identity … Continue reading Being Exactly Who You Are Is Liberating