January 2021 A new year, new dreams, new possibilities, new life. new whole complete I write this sitting on my couch listening to Friends drone on the T.V. for the fourth hour straight as I heal from the worst burnout I've experienced yet. I write this remembering the cold January snow hitting my cheeks, free… Continue reading What Happens When Rock Bottom Hits Back?
I'll start off my saying that a happy list is not the same as a gratitude list. Though I may be grateful for the things that make me happy, it's simpler than that. A happy list doesn't have to have things that you feel obligated to feel thankful for, it's more relaxed than that. It's just things that make you smile, make your heart warm and make you feel like life is worth living.
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
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?
*Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional and in no way am encouraging others to try any of the products/supplements I mention until they consult with their doctor. Recently I've drastically changed what I'm consuming. Not to say I was eating complete garbage before...but I wasn't eating what my body needed. I'd fill my body… Continue reading Why Changing What I Eat is The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done For My Mental Health
I've experienced and struggled with anxiety since I was a child. Through lots of research and trial and error, I've found strategies and remedies for managing it. *Note: These remedies aren't in replacement of medications, they simply may aid in highly anxious times. I use these remedies on top of my medication as "spot treatment."… Continue reading My Top 3 Natural Remedies for Anxiety
I always look forward to #BellLetsTalk day. A day where everyone makes kind posts and offers their support and love for those who struggle with mental illness. Seeing all of the inspiring pictures and glimpses into the lives of friends and acquaintances I didn't know struggle(d) makes me feel both comfort and heartbreak in knowing I'm… Continue reading #BellLetsTalk
With the holidays coming up I think it's really important to raise awareness of the struggles introverts, people with mental health issues or just anyone who feels overwhelmed by Christmas parties and events. *Written from the POV of a person who is both an introvert and struggles with mental illness. I'm Sad: Christmas is a hard… Continue reading Why I Disappear at Christmas Events
I've been going through some old writing, from a harder time in my life. A time when I was treading water...trying to stay above water. I've been reading the words, remembering how I felt, and being so thankful that I'm not feeling so empty these days. I've decided to post some of my most vulnerable… Continue reading A letter not sent