My anxiety has this charming habit where it can completely derail my life when it’s in the mood, but, today I wanted to share some pretty neat ways that I … Continue reading When panic attacks, this is how I regain control
Please don’t judge me for the title of my post, hear me out before you think of me as someone who is “fake” or “self-absorbed.” In my life, I have … Continue reading Makeup Saved My Life
I always enjoyed horror though I never considered myself a fan of horror. I remember watching Tim Curry portray Pennywise the Clown in “IT” (1990) when I was three or … Continue reading I Read/Write/Watch Horror to Cope with My Mental Illness
Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. From the baroque era to black metal, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t … Continue reading Music and the Memories of Depression
Writing is my greatest weapon to deal with the ups and downs of my mental illness. The writing projects that I am currently working on and this blog are so helpful.
Ah, metaphors. Without them, we’d be adrift in a landscape of cement without an actual tree or honest-to-goodness purple unicorn to disrupt our perspective. Sounds boring and harsh, doesn’t it? … Continue reading What IS The Black Dog of Depression?
We met an age ago amidst a storm. Her inn shone like a beacon in the night. I longed for some relief, for some place warm. The storm would pass … Continue reading The Woman of the Inn – A Sonnet
Ever get so caught up in the day to day crap-you-have-to-do that you lose sight of what you actually need to do… or what might actually enrich your life? Of … Continue reading Challenge Yourself! – Find 5 Meaningful Things To Do
Despite having lived with people for most of my life, I’m no stranger to loneliness. In fact, those of you who suffer from depression as I do can probably attest … Continue reading The Things We Do When We’re Lonely
Alien Mind A poem, by Chelsea Walker Within this crypt, This coffin deep The real me gone– Dead, fast asleep I dwell inside the doorless keep of my alien mind. … Continue reading Dispelling Emotional Darkness
The clinking of dishes; The lights; The “Mom, I’m hungry.” “He’s hitting me.” “Can you play with me?” “What’s for dinner?” The piles of laundry; The overflowing dirty dishes; The … Continue reading Overstimulated
I read a post that James, the creator of this blog, wrote a few days ago. He listed out his top coping skills and how they’ve helped him navigate through … Continue reading My mental health coping skills (and a story!)