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

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?

Why Changing What I Eat is The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done For My Mental Health

*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

My Top 3 Natural Remedies for Anxiety

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

#BellLetsTalk

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

Why I Disappear at Christmas Events

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

A letter not sent

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

How to Survive When You Miss Your Medication

Worst. Feeling. Ever. Am I right? I don't often miss my medication but, when I do, I sure do feel it. My head feels like electric shocks are pulsing through my synapses and my stomach feels like it's being shredded. I feel exhausted no matter how much sleep I get. I'm irritable, angry and impossible… Continue reading How to Survive When You Miss Your Medication

How to Support People With Mental Illness During The Christmas Season

Christmas, although a cheerful time, can be especially stressful for those struggling with mental illness. It's a time where there are numerous social expectations, alcohol (depressant) is easily accessible and may be part of family traditions, and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is at a high as the world feels terribly cold and dark. Loneliness during… Continue reading How to Support People With Mental Illness During The Christmas Season

My Experience as an Empath

"The trademark of an empath is feeling and absorbing other people's emotions and/or physical symptoms because of their high sensitivities. For anyone who' questioned if they are, in fact, an empath- you likely are if you posses any or all of the following qualities: Feeling or experiencing the emotions of others Feeling or experiencing the physical symptoms… Continue reading My Experience as an Empath