I am a different person than who I was a month ago. Gross. I hate being that pretentious asshole that declares their self evolution. I seriously debated about writing this post, to be honest with you. Some things do need to be said, especially since this is a mental health blog. It is absolutely vital… Continue reading Gaining momentum
Missing you, Still. Last year's post.... I'm a little disjointed tonight. I'm okay but there is still that ache that comes with loss of a loved one. Five years. Five years of grief. Some days I miss you so much it hurts. Some days I miss you so much and I laugh at all of… Continue reading 5 years without you
This post isn't really for me, as much as it is for you. Please read at your own will and take as much as you want. Sometimes seeing our feelings validated in written form is more healing than we can comprehend. So, here's to you, dear reader: People post online, "Adulting is hard." I'll let… Continue reading You are stronger than you think.
Trigger warning: disordered eating, depression, drinking Today's blog is pretty straight forward, so if any of those things are triggers for you, please click out of the blog. Here is a video of Jenna Marbles making a bed for her dog out of soap. What if I told you, dear reader, that we have an intrinsic… Continue reading It’s really fucking simple.
You have the right to know your worth. You have the right to say no, and to set limits. You have the right to say, "hey, I learned something from this and I'd like to share that knowledge with you." Remember that the way people react is a reflection of where they are in life--… Continue reading Boundaries.
January is quickly coming to an end. It's gone by pretty quickly, hasn't it! I know so many people who set goals for themselves and then who stopped short and decided to quit trying. Here's the thing, it's better to fuck shit up and fail than it is to not try at all. A lot of… Continue reading Let’s talk about motivation.
If you have never seen the movie called "The Family Stone," I highly recommend it. It is my all time favorite holiday movie, because of the chaos that is family and the emotional context that is portrayed in nearly every scene. We see Meredith (Sarah Jessica Parker), a high strung career woman initially fail to… Continue reading Smoke and mirrors in the living room
November is National Adoption Awareness Month. The fall is usually a time of self reflection for me. The year is coming to an end, and with all the holidays and focus on family, it's hard to not get introspective about my own adoption story. ALL thoughts, feelings, stories and scenarios are purely my own and are not a… Continue reading Adapting and Adoption
"If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote 'Me too.' as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” I saw the status going around online. And I felt a big stone drop into my stomach. My throat was dry and I sort of froze.… Continue reading Me, too.
I read a quote online that really resonated with what I have been experiencing. "I said to my body softly, 'I want to be your friend.' It took a long breath and replied, 'I have been waiting my whole life for this." Anxiety is a very strange thing, and can manifest itself in different ways. It's… Continue reading Landed myself in the ER