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

Should You Have Kids If You Have a Mental Illness?

I often wonder if I’ve screwed up my children. Not only do I enact terrible punishments like limited screen time or healthy options before sugar, but I also insist they … Continue reading Should You Have Kids If You Have a Mental Illness?

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

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

Depression for Dummies

Hi. I’m Chelsea, and I am married to a wonderful, talented, intelligent man who is pretty dumb when it comes to mental illness. Perhaps you know someone like this. Your … Continue reading Depression for Dummies

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

Maybe I Shouldn’t Care so Much

I have been talking to my husband in recent days about the struggles I am still having with depression.  I confessed how I often feel bad that I haven’t done … Continue reading Maybe I Shouldn’t Care so Much