“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
Sometimes, life gives you lemons. At other times, it throws them at you. Really, really hard. Especially if you’re not looking. In one moment, you might think you’ve got everything … Continue reading Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
I’ve learned that when I find myself in stressful situations is when my depressive episodes start to surface again. It’s why I’ve added exercise and meditation into my routine because it does help eliminate the stress and lifts that weight off of your shoulders.
I am making moves towards my next goal of moving back home after moving out of state a year ago. I applied and applied for jobs until I finally found … Continue reading Running Towards Hugs.
I got my cat Calypso five years ago when I had moved back home from University. That period of my life was when I was struggling badly with my mental … Continue reading How an Emotional Support Animal Helped With my Healing
I’ve lived with depression and anxiety my entire life so I understand the ups and downs of mental illness well. There are days when all things are fine then others … Continue reading Can I Keep It Together?
Yesterday I turned 26 years old. I had an absolutely wonderful day spent with my family and my boyfriend. There was nothing lavish or anything but it was time well … Continue reading A Birthday Reflection
This is not a gardening blog. Just as well because I am not a gardener. But which of us is not encouraged by Spring? It’s a cold one here in … Continue reading Spring, Mental Health style
It could be the time of year. I always struggle to find my focus during the colder winter months. The recent time change has allowed me to be more productive and I see that my mental health is improving, which is everything. It is a small sample size, but I am always better when the weather is much better.
You are so much more than your productivity. Don’t break yourself for it. Friendly reminder that “your best” doesn’t mean pushing yourself to your breaking point. “Your best” means the … Continue reading A letter to myself on the days I feel I’m about to drown
When I first started on meds last July, I spent hours on google looking at online forums on how bad side effects could be with antidepressants. I was terrified that … Continue reading Scary side effects