There are often many things that fall by the wayside due to mental illness. They include, but are not limited to, hygiene, relationships, motivation, academics, social interaction, romance, honestly the … Continue reading In The Face Of Mental Illness
Over the years I’ve become extremely good at hiding my emotions from others. I grew up with the belief that sadness & tears made me weak so I did my … Continue reading No Longer Hiding my Emotions
I am guessing that most of you might have realized that I have been absent for quite some time. Despite me being an advocate for mental health, I too suffer … Continue reading Reclaiming My Love For Literature
“There is no light without shadow and no psychic wholeness without imperfection.” – Carl Jung This last month I stumbled upon something new called shadow work. It was something I’ve … Continue reading Confronting Your Shadow Self
I made it back home after a 17 hour drive, tearful goodbyes, and many many stops for gas. I feel relieved that I have removed myself from an environment that … Continue reading Reaching Out.
Right now I’m at a period of my life where I’ve been focusing more and more on my own inner work & personal development. It’s something I neglected and put … Continue reading A Special Thank You to my Friends & Family
My last post and this one are going to be a little contradictory because circumstances have changed. I previously said that I am mentally ready to take a break from … Continue reading Change Gives Me Anxiety
I have been thinking for a while now that I want to stop seeing my therapist. Typing that makes me nervous about ending it! I have been seeing my therapist … Continue reading Taking a Break with my Therapist
I wanted to say thank you to everyone following this blog and keeping it going. To my contributors, thank you for being there even when I can not by creating valuable mental health content. Let us celebrate our mental health advocacy, mental illness, and mental health recovery wellness.
*This post is a combination of processing and asking for input from my fellow bloggers and readers.* Today my boss came up to me asking if we could have a … Continue reading Belittling Myself
My title sounds like a bad sequel in a movie franchise that will not die. I’m trying to keep it light hearted since I’ve really been struggling today. My mental … Continue reading Depression & Anxiety Returns
Four years ago was when I hit rock bottom. I was sexually assaulted and that experience broke me. I was drinking everyday not wanting to deal with life sober. I … Continue reading Why I’m Thankful for Hitting Rock Bottom