COVID 19 has turned the entire world upside down. Every news station, social media outlet, workplace-- basically every human on the planet is talking about this. Pandemic. It's a scary word. We are living though a pandemic. Working through a pandemic. I'm writing this from the perspective of mother, community member, essential worker. There are … Continue reading Things I vow never to take for granted again….
Im having the funnest time with my new photography Instagram page @hollyshustlephotos Every picture tells a story and that's what I love so much about photography. My favorite part is that I can create completely fabricated realities for my objects. Saint John NB is a beautiful old city with so much diversity and life. Photo … Continue reading Photo Series by HollysHustle.
Simple right? You just say to yourself "this is what I want" then it happens. Nope. Its not that easy. What is that saying? A goal without a plan is just a dream. I think I got that right. It is so easy to find yourself caught up in what doesn't matter. The stuff that … Continue reading Goal Setting.
Authenticity means being true to your morales, beliefs and most importantly YOU as a person. Everybody is different. Everybody is unique. Why isnt this embraced? Why isnt authenticity accepted? One of a kind. Photo taken March 1 2020 Because it is hard. Its hard to not assimilate to the masses. Everybody wants to be liked … Continue reading Authenticity. Why is it so hard?
A weekday recipe to beat the blues. I have been jiving all day ( and not in a good way). I have been trying to find the time and energy to make this recipe for quite some time. Effort level : three step process with dough rising time. But overall easy to make with my … Continue reading Cinnabuns
What do you mean, crispy? Im not a slice of bacon? Right?!? A colleague used this word to describe an impending burn out. I liked it so Ive now adopted it as my new concept. And let me tell you. I feel it-- just a little crispy-- and I know i need to take a … Continue reading Recognizing when your crispy
The secret ingredients. Pre-heat your oven to 215c. Spread the slivered almonds on a baking sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes (or until lightly toasted). Be careful not to burn them. In the meantime put the butter, sugar, water and corn syrup in a pot over med heat. Be prepared to stir continuously. Have roasted … Continue reading Almond Crunch Christmas Candy
Meme by Nemeth Counselling I often encourage my clients to practice deep breathing exercises and grounding to combat anxiety attacks. Im telling you it works. I have struggled with anxiety since university. It manifests as shortness of breath, and I am certain it would progress to panic if I wasnt aware it was anxiety and … Continue reading How to regain control of an anxiety attack.
My mom and I attended an annual Christmas get together today with all of my childhood friends and their mothers. We spent a great deal of time this afternoon reminiscing about the shenanegans we were up to as teens. The parties. The underage drinking. The sibling rivalry. I am not going to get into the … Continue reading Harm reduction and parenting.
You know, we really are like glass. Some people are fragile like a tall, thin wine glass. Some people, average like your common water glass. Some people give the illusion they're tough, but in reality they are on the verge of breaking. Without proper self care and self awareness (especially when you work with trauma … Continue reading “Glass”