Clean. It might sound silly, but focusing on minute details with a clear objective in mind (a clean stove) does wonders for our brain.  Call someone (who relieves stress/not someone who adds to stress), and let them do the talking. You can even say “distract me.” (I think it’s helpful to tell a few people […]

Addiction

July 1, 2020

Addiction: Five ways to cope by distracting the mind from cravings/urge

My dad always wanted a boy. I’ve been aware of this fact my entire life.  Maybe it’s the reason I’m a tomboy. It certainly isn’t a coincidence that I play tennis, like my dad does. I went to Michigan (Go Blue) which was his dream. He actually came to class with me more than once!! […]

Emotional Health, Mindset, My Journey, Relationships, Self Esteem, Support, Teenagers

June 18, 2020

My Dad Always Wanted a Boy

Let’s talk truth. What’s your definition of toxic? I initially think of chemicals. But there’s emotional toxicity, too. We’ve all dealt with people who blame and deflect instead of just taking responsibility and apologizing. I have someone who makes this into an art form, to the point that I question myself. Bottom line: I know […]

Emotional Health, Ideas, Inspiration, Mental Health, Mindset, My Journey, Relationships, Support

June 4, 2020

Let’s Talk Truth…Emotional Toxicity

Life becomes easier to handle and more fulfilling once you accept this difficult truth: Anxiety doesn’t go away! There is no cure. It is a part of the human condition.  Sure, it might lie dormant for periods of time and give the illusion that it has left forever, but the moment something exacting triggers it, […]

Anxiety, Depression, Disorders

May 31, 2020

Accepting Anxiety

Random thoughts I wanted to share from my latest journey…moving into my new home and moving forward with my life. When I was in Denver, I wanted to get out, desperately needed to get away from all of its chaos for at least a year and a half… My dream was to be in the […]

Depression, Grieving, My Journey

May 29, 2020

My New Life

Losing a spouse is traumatic. A tragedy. Losing a spouse unexpectedly has been, let me be honest with you…complete hell. Jim passed at the end of 2017. I’ve been surviving in the house we bought together since. I’m now taking the bold next steps, (oh my god am I really ready to step forward into […]

Anxiety, Grieving, Mental Health, Mindset, Quarantine, Support, Teenagers

May 10, 2020

High School Seniors Need to Grieve

I was out yesterday and once again was reminded how fortunate I am to live in such a beautiful place, Boulder, Colorado. There is a smell to the air here that is unlike any scent I have encountered. What I truly love about where I live is the nature that surrounds me. To me, nature […]

Ideas, Quarantine

April 24, 2020

Navigating Quarantine Alone: My journey…your needs

Affirmations are phrases that you repeat to yourself over and over. Though incredibly simple in nature, they are powerful tools for improving emotional wellness. Our thoughts greatly influence our lives. The messages you send to yourself internally dictate how you think of yourself, your career, your social situation, and all other aspects of your life. […]

Ideas, Mindset

March 16, 2020

21 Positive Affirmations To Improve Mental Health

DENVER, CO — Samantha M. Ruth is a psychotherapist. Today she runs a counseling business; a business based from her own life transitions and is named Never Give Up. Never Give Up has also been Samantha’s personal mantra as she struggled to start her career over when she moved to Denver, CO for love, with […]

Media

March 16, 2020

Close-up Television & Radio

How to find stillness in the face of a global epidemic. With greater access to technologies and more individuals now declaring themselves informants or reporters, a wave of panic can be set off instantly with a simple opinion or post. How does anyone know what to believe? I may not know the answer to that, […]

Anxiety

March 12, 2020

6 Ways to Find Calm Intervention During a Panic Storm

When I look around, I see lights everywhere. I see couples holding hands. The air even smells festive. But the fact of the matter is, people everywhere are struggling in different ways. What they have in common is that they mostly sit back and observe, not wanting to disrupt the festivities. I’m here to let […]

Stress

December 6, 2019

Supporting Individuals Struggling with Mental Health During the Holidays

I’m extremely passionate about ending the stigma surrounding mental health. I believe that sharing our pain candidly, to heal and to help others heal, is a wonderful movement to create positive change and encourage mindfulness in our everyday lives. Mental Health & Bullying I wanted to create a safe space for others to be open, […]

Bullying

December 4, 2019

Stigma’s Surrounding Mental Health & Bullying

I’m extremely passionate about ending the stigma surrounding mental health. I believe that sharing our pain candidly, to heal and to help others heal, is a wonderful movement to create positive change and encourage mindfulness in our everyday lives. Mental Health & Bullying I wanted to create a safe space for others to be open, […]

Bullying

December 4, 2019

Stigma’s Surrounding Mental Health & Bullying