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My Mental Illness is NOT your Paycheck

It started with a simple post. An acquaintance put out a call on social media for all those who have anxiety and depression and take medication. There was no qualifying statement asking for advice or even just explaining she was going through a hard time.  She had mentioned to me privately about struggling with stress…… Continue reading My Mental Illness is NOT your Paycheck

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Small Victories in Mental Illness

Life has a tendency to throw curve balls when you least expect it, making it a wonderful, exhausting, stressful experience.  A lot of time and effort is dedicated to the various aspects of our lives whether it be work, family or friends.  On top of that, there is the daily upkeep of our existence that…… Continue reading Small Victories in Mental Illness

Adulting · Aging · anxiety · depression · Health · Letting go · mental health · mindfulness · positivity · Stress

The Art of Disconnecting

I don’t know about you, but my phone is almost like an extension of myself.  I’ve customized it, bought an array of cases, and it’s always in reach. I know several of my friends are the same way, and I’m sure there are many others  just as connected as I am.  I’ve sat at a…… Continue reading The Art of Disconnecting

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Struggling to Categorize

**Trigger Warning*** This post deals with a possible sexual assault.  If you are deeply effected by these types of experiences, please do not read. October 2014 was a crazy time for me.  The Second and I had broken up, and I was trying to figure out just exactly what I had done wrong.  It came…… Continue reading Struggling to Categorize

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I’m a C Student and Other Things Therapy Has Taught Me.

“Therapy is great,” they said.  “It will be so beneficial,” they said.  Don’t get me wrong.  I enjoy my therapy sessions…that actual sessions.  There’s nothing like talking to another person who helps you make sense of why that misspelling in an email won’t mean you’ll be living on the streets and jobless tomorrow.  Yes, this…… Continue reading I’m a C Student and Other Things Therapy Has Taught Me.

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Valentine’s Day: Something I’ll Never Understand

There have been several things I’ve never understood life….why is it never as warm in my apartment as it is in my bed?  Why can’t I wear stripes with polka dots?  Why can’t I put ketchup on everything?  But what I really don’t understand is why anyone feels the need to justify what they do…… Continue reading Valentine’s Day: Something I’ll Never Understand

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My Inner Child is Confused

When it comes to therapy, there are hundreds of different modalities and philosophies on treatment, and this last two weeks my therapist and I have tried a new one. I’ve heard about Inner Child Healing from friends who had done some work in that area, but it always seemed a bit “hippie dippie” to me. …… Continue reading My Inner Child is Confused