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
We’ve all seen her in movies…the girl who could care less. She’s down for any and everything. She can eat junk food, drinks beer and has a smoking hot body. She has zero emotions other than happiness and is completely laid-back when it comes to love. She could care less what her boyfriends do and…… Continue reading I’m not a Cool Girl
The hardest part of having a mental illness is not what you would expect. It’s not feeling that the world will collapse if I make a mistake. It’s not the feeling that I don’t feel the way I “should.” Both of these are common thoughts that run through my mind, and from what I understand,…… Continue reading The Biggest Frustration of Living with Mental Illness
Do you ever wonder why you write? I don’t know if you’re like me, but there are times when it feels like I’m aching to sit down and write out something…anything really. I’m not sure why, and I don’t really know where that urge comes from. But it is something within me that seems to…… Continue reading A New Hobby to Relax
“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.
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
Lately when I tell people about my feelings or anxiety, their response is always….Have you tried yoga? No…no I haven’t tried the most popular exercise craze that is supposed to center you. It never crossed my mind. It always drives me nuts when people suggest obvious solutions to something as complex as an anxiety disorder. I’d…… Continue reading Can Someone Turn This Off?