Sometimes I’ve thought about how others would react if I passed away. Everyone’s had that thought I’m sure. Wondering who would cry or who would attend the funeral. It’s hard … Continue reading I Don’t Want to Die But I Hate Living
My brain is always moving quickly–thinking, planning, reminiscing, dreaming, creating and is actively working. It doesn’t shut down much. It has always been like this and it always will. That … Continue reading Don’t Be a Negative Nelly
We live in a society today that is ruled by technology. We have access to so much more than we did ten years ago. There are a number of ways … Continue reading The Dark Side of Social Media
I have battled with my weight my entire life and was thin until I became pregnant with my first daughter. I followed the example of others around me at the … Continue reading Can You Have a “Little” Binge Eating Disorder?
My friends from large families never understood why I don’t enjoy family gatherings. I don’t like crowds, even if I know everyone. I don’t see my family often enough to … Continue reading Family Estrangement After Childhood Trauma
It’s all about the flash, the flash of the past, the flash of what was the flash of what could have been. The flash of dreams you want to come … Continue reading It’s All About the Flash (a Very Free Verse Poem)
I’m sorry. It is something I have found myself repeating often. I am sorry when someone has a bad day, when I mess up, when someone else messes up, … Continue reading Sorry Not Sorry.
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
It is that fantastic time of year again. It’s MAY! The important month where we educate, celebrate, and increase awareness of mental health. Every MAY I write a POST A DAY … Continue reading Post a Day in May For Mental Health Awareness
Growing up, my family never went on any vacations. One year when I was eight, we traveled to Tennessee for a family reunion. I didn’t know anyone on that side … Continue reading That Time I Almost Went to Disneyland
I took a step forward today. I applied about a year ago to become a speaker for the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) speaker’s bureau. I suffer from … Continue reading I’m Better Than This.
Courage is always required to move forward in life. I often think about courage and how hard it can be just to do ordinary things for those of us who … Continue reading Courage to face down the ogre