Hello. My name is Colleen and I am the mother of a 13-year-old girl suffering from severe anxiety and OCD. This is our journey as we do our best to enjoy the small moments each day, keeping the beast of anxiety from taking away the joy of life. In addition to being a mom and wife, I am an elementary teacher who loves the wide-eyed excitement experienced by a student when the "ah ha" moment strikes. My children's laughter, waves crashing on the beach, the smell of new school supplies, and fresh baked cookies are four things that bring instant happiness.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS