I've been wanting to write this for a while but wasn't sure where to start. My first book, Waves, took years to write. It was a bundle of poetry and prose written over the span of 7 years. It was a representation of personal torment and growth. Honestly, it came easily. It was burning inside… Continue reading Why I Stopped Writing my Second Book
It's no secret many of us lose sleep due to stress & anxiety. When our parents checked for monsters under our beds, I wonder if they were thinking to themselves "silly kid, they're inside your head." I've overcome night time anxiety and nocturnal panic attacks. I started having nocturnal panic attacks after I graduated college- likely… Continue reading Coping With Anxiety When Trying to Sleep
Wow. Not quite sure where to start as I feel SO much has changed since I began my naturopathic treatment plan in early December. For Anyone Who's New Here I've struggled with depression (possibly bi-polar according to my family doctor [who I have since left due to her lack of knowledge and bedside manner]), anxiety,… Continue reading Life Update/Recovery Details
My First Experience With Self-Care I first heard the term "self-care" when I was in college studying Child and Youth Care. Our profs would tell us constantly how important self-care is in our profession and how it will ultimately prevent burnout. We would have conversations of what self-care meant, and how to fit it into… Continue reading Self-Care Doesn’t Mean Putting Yourself Into Debt
2018 was a year for the books. It brought me the greatest highs I've ever experienced and also brought about the deepest depression and anxiety I've ever known. Here are a few things I learned along the way. Quit anything that hurts your soul. I have spent so much time and effort working jobs, maintaining… Continue reading Shit I Learned in 2018
If you were to ask me 10 years ago where I would be at 25, "I don't know if I'll make it to 25." My mental illness (diagnosed as depression, anxiety & OCD) has been a shadow following me since I was 12. I remember the first time I thought there might be something wrong… Continue reading What do you mean I might not be mentally ill?
Note: This post will be written by no other than Doby, the dog (@dobythedawg on Instagram). I woke up today, and it was like any other day. It was rainy which meant likely no walk... but then, mom turned on the fireplace and invited me for special couch cuddles where she doesn't ask me to… Continue reading My Dogs Birthday