Posts in Embrace
Smoking CBD and Cooking Plant Protein - A Weekend Vlog

Welcome to my first ever weekend vlog. Hang out with me while I roll CBD joints, go to the grocery store, take a walk, cooking some plant protein, and talk about smoking CBD for anxiety.

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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

Here are the posts from 2018 that received the most visits. They are a snapshot of this past year in my transition, bodybuilding, and self development journey. They are an honest look at what I love to share with others. I hope that they can be resources that give others support when they need it that most.

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Warning Signs That You May Need a New Therapist

This video is all about the warning signs of when you may need a new therapist or a break from therapy. This topic is very important to me. I never really saw a list of these warning signs and didn't know going into therapy how to spot a professional working relationship that is losing it's benefits. I hope this video can help others in their future therapy efforts!

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Ask Me Anything - Q&A Video - FTM Transgender

I requested that people ask me questions on social media and you all delivered! Thanks to everyone who reached out and sent me a question. I had fun filming this one. I hope you enjoy it.

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One Year on Testosterone - FTM Transition Before and After

This video recaps my first year of transition through clips from my video journal series. I talk about the incredible experience of this first year on testosterone and show my FTM transformation.

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Post Op Top Surgery Scar Care - Topical Treatments and Nutrition to Heal

After care is vital to healthy healing and feeling your best. In this post, I discuss my scar care methods for post op top surgery care. These care methods mostly apply to once you are at about 2 weeks post op and beyond.

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Homemade Mask for Scar Care - FTM Top Surgery

I developed this mask after top surgery (double mastectomy) to help my body detoxify, reduce inflammation, minimize redness, decrease puffiness, and do all I can to help minimize the chance of having dark scars on my chest. The ingredients are all chosen for their natural healing properties. The mask is gentle, safe, and easy to make!

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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

What a wild ride this year has been. It's not quite over but with only a handful of days left in 2017, I wanted to pause and look back on the progression of River Runs Wild this year. 2017 has been such a transformative year and I wanted to share some of it's highlights. Here are the top ten posts from this year on my blog. Enjoy, share, and feel free to connect with me for any questions, comments, etc.

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Going "Home" for the Holidays - LGBTQ+ Reminder

The Holidays can be difficult for so many reasons. They are meant to be enjoyed with the people we love... bring us close together. Often, they do the opposite. There's all the stress of planning, large amounts of food, the pressure to spend money, seeing people that you haven't seen in a long time, etc. Some of these pressures can feel really overwhelming, especially if you are already going through a particularly vulnerable patch in your life.

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"Old Soul" Designs Now Available for Purchase

OLD SOUL designs now available on the online store. Available on apparel and wall art. All proceeds go towards my top surgery fund.

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Coming Out as Trans to My Professional Network

This is the actual email that I used to come out to my clients. I want to have this public and available as a resource to anyone who is trying to come out in a similar situation. This letter worked very well for me and answered people's questions. It also has a positive and open tone that invites any questions or concerns to be voiced.

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Combating Stress and Self Doubt

This video is on the topic of stress and how it often causes me to doubt myself. These doubts often lead to self confidence and shame issues. Throughout my journey to my authentic self, I've experienced many bouts of shame, anxiety, depression, and lack of self confidence. There have been some really helpful self care tools that got me through hard times and this video aims to share those.

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Tarot as a Self Care Tool

The beauty of the Tarot lies in the relationship that one develops with it over time. There will be readings that are just ok, some will be surprising, and some will be deeply moving. There are times that I have felt an energy connecting with me that was clear and strong.

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Drinking After Sobriety

After ruminating on the decision I knew that I didn't want to drink to alter my state, escape, numb out, or run. I wanted to be able to drink occasionally, end of story. It was the lack of excitement about it that was promising to me. I wasn't itching for a swig. I knew that if I tried it again and it didn't go well, that I could always go back to sobriety. That method would always be there for me as a tool. 

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Struggle with Over Consumption

Any act of consumption can quickly turn into a way to shove down feelings, anxieties, and fears. Whether it's a case of beer or a case of donuts, items that we consume can quickly turn into sources of go-to gratification.

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