First off- I'd like to start this post by saying I love my wife VERY much. I remember when we first started dating I was blown away by her ability to open her mouth and project sounds that didn't resemble a dying animal (Note: I really cannot sing). I was even more impressed when she… Continue reading Being The Wife of A Musician: The Things No One Tells You
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?