It's no secret that I am a big believer in therapy. Maybe it's because I live in a more liberal state where everyone seems to have a therapist, but I know not everyone is open to discussing their innermost feelings with a stranger. That's the line I hear a lot anyway. "Therapy isn't for me" or "it won't work." Are you sure? You'll never know unless you try.

In thinking of topics for this series, one idea kept coming to mind - lessons I've learned in therapy. It's so many years to finally figure some of these out, but I thought today would be the perfect opportunity to share some with you. At the risk of sounding self-righteous or preachy, just know that these are ideals, and I work on each of them every single day.

1. Let it go.

2. You cannot live in the past without sacrificing the present.

3. You will keep making the same mistakes if you don't get honest with yourself.

4. It's ok to ask for help.

5. Exercise and nutrition are vital to a healthy mind.

6. Everyone is on their own journey and it may not look anything like your own.

7. Secrets keep us sick.

8. Take responsibility for your own actions.

9. People stick with the narrative they've created for themselves.

10. Do something outside of yourself. Help someone else.

💗 I hope this sets the tone for your day 


  1. Love these! Number 2 is such a truth bomb! And I keep working at number 5 because it really is the foundation for everything else!

  2. I've never been to therapy and I would totally be open to it. It's crazy but every single point you made are part of my let's say 'life rules'. I would add the voice in your head is first of all not you and often wrong.


  3. Wow, these are great Noelle. Each one is so simple but so accurate! I need to either memorize these or print them out and post them somewhere. My kids would benefit from referring to this list frequently, too. What a great post!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  4. Thank you ladies, I hope you have a great weekend!

  5. These are great, Noelle. And it’s funny. Those three little words- let it go. So hard to do but so impactful when you can actually do it!
    Caryl | http://morepiecesofme.com


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