Why I Stopped Writing my Second Book

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

Coping With Anxiety When Trying to Sleep

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

Self-Care Doesn’t Mean Putting Yourself Into Debt

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

Shit I Learned in 2018

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

What do you mean I might not be mentally ill?

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?