• stop suicide

    NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK

    September 12, 2019

    My article, “Your Story will Not Bury You” was featured on the front page of Elephant Journal yesterday for National Suicide Prevention Week. Thank you for the support and encouragement- especially for something so close to my heart. Michelle Gbur Click here to read the article. Here’s a snippet: I see you when you don’t…

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  • I called off my wedding + got my dream marriage to someone else.

    August 26, 2019

    I called off a wedding a few years ago.  It was hands down the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make.  I have walked thru heavy things but this was the heaviest.  And although we never got to the aisle, it felt like a divorce in many ways. The piece I wrote for Elephant Journal…

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  • Half a Year

    July 11, 2019

    I’m not sure how our souls found each other in this lifetime Across the nation Through days that we didn’t know would matter this much Both in Space + Time… But you feel like Home. m ♡ j One of the greatest acts of self compassion I ever granted myself was saying yes to love.…

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  • 15 Things That Happen When You Move Somewhere New

    July 4, 2019

    I’ve been getting homesick recently. Just for a sunset on the west coast or an afternoon at the beach with my favorite Mexican take out on the way, or a farmers market night in my old neighborhood with all my favorite treats and kombucha and friends.  I miss my old routine, my old work, my…

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  • happy people

    One Quality Happy People Share

    April 8, 2019

    95.4% of the time I’m THIS HAPPY. 😁 I was listening to an audiobook & then a documentary about happiness and they both said something that stuck with me- happy people RETURN to happiness faster than their peers. Their regular, general, most of the time state is HAPPINESS. They find joy. They “come back” to…

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  • four leaf clover

    What 4 Leaf Clovers Taught Me About My Chronic Illness

    March 29, 2019

    I’ve had clovers on my mind a lot lately.  I found this one outside today when I was thinking about writing this post and what I’ve learned. It’s beautiful, huh? Just last week I was presented with my very first IN REAL LIFE 4 leaf clover.  OMG! I had no words.  Totally unexpected. I could…

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  • A lesson in not (unnecessarily) pushing yourself

    March 1, 2019

    This is me right now, while I’m on the road in Arizona for work. This trip has been action packed, and when I am traveling I try my best to be THERE- at all the parties, socializing like a butterfly with ALL the people, and soaking in all the experience. But sometimes that’s hard to…

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  • bye 2018

    Goodbye 2018.

    January 1, 2019

    As I look back at photos of 2018, I see patterns for how I spent my time.  Adventures.  From the beginning to the end of the year, I see adventures splashed across my screen with every color my eyes have been blessed to see this year.  From the time Finn and I spent exploring San…

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  • SEE YOU LATER

    On Feeling the Emotions, and Letting Them Pass Thru

    November 1, 2018

    Moving across the country….leaving what has been my home for 5 and a half years…leaving the comforts I’ve created…saying goodbye to people I love. Not to air dirty laundry but to be so completely honest with the world and you (a value I dedicate myself to embodying…the sharing of my struggles to encourage you thru yours, whatever…

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  • ASKING FOR HELP

    On Asking for Help in Grief

    October 26, 2018

    I have been having such a hard time with life recently, the last 2 weeks especially. JUST KEEP SWIMMING, just keep your chin up, stay positive, etc etc DOESN’T ALWAYS CUT IT. So I don’t just keep blindly smiling in the face of my adversities. Sometimes I cry. Or get mad (usually I get mad).…

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