I Give Myself Two Thumbs Down

Think positively. Look on the bright side. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Don’t worry; be happy. Yeah; my brain’s not getting that memo. Despite hearing the merits of Cognitive … Continue reading I Give Myself Two Thumbs Down

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How to Break the Cycle of Abuse Within Your Own Mind

I am really good at not being good to myself. “Most of your class is smarter than you.” “No one wants to be your friend.” “Of course you didn’t win.” Throughout … Continue reading How to Break the Cycle of Abuse Within Your Own Mind

Belittling Myself

*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

Y’all Are Crazy, and That’s Okay

Having a mental illness is a lonely thing. Like most people, we want at least someone with whom we can talk. We want a friend to cry with, or even laugh … Continue reading Y’all Are Crazy, and That’s Okay

How Depression Feels

After the successful results of our last how-to article, “Depression for Dummies,” I felt a continuation of similar advice might be helpful. I may have decided this after yet another … Continue reading How Depression Feels

Viagra for Mental Illness

My therapist and I once debated what would be the one thing that could change the human race.  Ok, not really but the seriousness of the conversation felt like that. … Continue reading Viagra for Mental Illness

You Aren’t Struggling Because You Suck

Hey, you. Yes -YOU! -The one with your head hanging down, sitting in the corner with your vice at hand. I’m here to give you a pep talk. Hey! Put … Continue reading You Aren’t Struggling Because You Suck

When I Finally Knew My Worth

I have outgrown friendships, love-ships and family-ships that did not celebrate accomplishments. I stopped supporting people who disappeared whenever life got a little tough. I learnt to respect myself.

Falling In Love After Trauma

As a child I felt myself to be alone, and I am still, because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of, and for … Continue reading Falling In Love After Trauma

100 Things

It has been some time since I have written.  With summer in full swing and my children all home for vacation, I found I was spending too much time writing … Continue reading 100 Things

A New Kind of Stigma

My writer’s ink has literally dried up in the last few weeks.  At first it was a “I’m too busy” thing, then it was a “people are helping me access … Continue reading A New Kind of Stigma

When Things Don’t Sparkle Like They Used To

We are all a little broken. But last time I checked, broken crayons still color the same. – Trent Shelton This is a letter to anyone who has been recently … Continue reading When Things Don’t Sparkle Like They Used To