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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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You Follow Me Wherever I Go

Most of us learn about our shadows when we’re little, and our little selves are mesmerized by them. This dark shape on the ground that looks just like us keeps us occupied, sometimes scared, but mostly intrigued. They grow and change with us, an almost perfect reflection of ourselves depending on the sun’s position, of…… Continue reading You Follow Me Wherever I Go

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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

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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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Don’t Say the D Word!

My mom came for a visit this weekend.  We got to spend some much needed time together, and of course, I milked her visit for some assistance in cleaning my place.  Lol.  I can only clean on the weekends so why not wait till the morning she visits?  I’m horrible; I know…haha. My place is…… Continue reading Don’t Say the D Word!

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Today I Ate a Cheeseburger and Other Anxiety Musings

Today I ate a cheeseburger, and I can’t stop staring in the mirror.  I  know it’s not possible to physically see a weight gain right after eating something bad, but once I finish the meal, I start picking a part my body.  My face is so full (fyi…it’s always been); my arms are too big; my hips are…… Continue reading Today I Ate a Cheeseburger and Other Anxiety Musings

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Loving Someone Who Hurts You

I’m not sure about you, but my Facebook feed is always inundated with quotes from my female, and sometimes male, friends regarding relationships, abuse and everything in between. When I see a good one, I’ve even shared it.  I always think these are so true…but as a woman who’s been in abusive relationships, I have to say…it’s not…… Continue reading Loving Someone Who Hurts You