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New Website!! (click here for the link)

Hey all! I've updated my website! Check it out here:  https://www.colleenbartlett.com. SEE YOU THERE! -Colleen

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Inspiration · Self-Discovery · transformation

I Used To Believe.

I used to believe fragility meant weakness and being brave meant being fearless. I used to believe if I kept my outer shell from shattering, I wouldn't fall into a thousand pieces. I used to believe others' perception of me was more important than my perception of myself. I used to believe if I had a… Continue reading I Used To Believe.

Inspiration · Mental Health · Music · Self-Discovery · Self-Exploration · transformation

Bravely Breaking Open.

One of the biggest lessons I've learned is that allowing myself to be vulnerable is one of life's greatest freedoms. In fact, I believe it's the first step to being healed and becoming my best self. I didn't really know how to be vulnerable to others in the areas I felt most fragile because I… Continue reading Bravely Breaking Open.

Inspiration · Self-Discovery · Self-Exploration · transformation

22.

My birthday is coming up so I've been doing a lot of reflecting on what I've learned and improved in since being 21. I've come to realize three major things: Nothing in life is ordinary Seemingly useless moments--like waiting for my computer to turn on really slowly--are great invitations for spiritual growth (ahem, patience) Self-improvement is often… Continue reading 22.

Mental Health · Self-Exploration · transformation

The Art of Resilience.

When I think of the word "resilient", I think of one thing:  growing pains. But not all pain leads to growth. We must know how to let our struggles strengthen us. But let's be honest, it's hard to see any growth when we're in pain. Oftentimes I find myself looking ahead. Looking ahead to where I… Continue reading The Art of Resilience.

Self-Discovery · Self-Exploration · transformation

When Perfectionism Blinds You.

"Good enough" is a triggering word for me. I never wanted to be seen as someone who didn't know her worth. But the truth is, I didn't. In my eyes the words "good enough" meant, "just barely." And I wasn't even just barely.  Somewhere along the path of life, I realized my desire to be perfect stemmed… Continue reading When Perfectionism Blinds You.

Inspiration · Mental Health · Self-Discovery · Self-Exploration

Hidden Heart.

Last year at this time I was in a very different place. I had just finished my album Serenity. The garbage that surfaced during the process of writing it was still clinging to my bones. Stuck. I was exposed. I was afraid. I was uncertain. I wanted to explore the attic of my heart, which for so long had… Continue reading Hidden Heart.