I mentioned in my most recent article that I was upset about someone close to me that has dementia and how coping with this has been difficult for me and the rest of my family. Money issues are also another huge stressor in my life. I had been feeling it all week and all … Continue reading Spun!
This is one of my favorite pieces that Sarah Othokian Brazen She has written. What DOES Life on your terms look like? Are you where you thought you'd be? Did you chase your dreams? Would you have really been happy if you did? Did those dreams change as you grew? Are you where you thought you'd be? via … Continue reading Fight Despair Together: What Does Life on Your Terms Look Like?
"How are you doing?" It is a common inquiry that most of us ask either over the phone, online or in-person and the simple go-to answer is "I'm fine". I say this because more often than not I don't want to bother others with my problems. I am nowhere near doing fine right now. … Continue reading I’m Fine…
I'm sorry that you feel that I snipe at you all the time! I'm sorry that you find me so difficult! I'm sorry that I don't feel like coddling you right now! I'm sorry that my anxiety is kicking my ass and I don't feel like doting on you all the time! I'm sorry that you … Continue reading I’m Sorry…!
When I was a little girl I loved spending time with my mom's side of the family the most. I have always been close to them as they made me feel like the honorary fourth sister. Oftentimes my mom's eldest sister Glenda would color with me. She is my second mom and one of … Continue reading Coloring Therapy
Fireworks are beautiful, but they are also very loud and unnerving for anyone who suffers from mental illness. Military Veterans and others suffering from PTSD, victims of gun violence and anxiety, or phonophobia also our precious pets they can be terrifying. The sounds, flashes, and smells of fireworks can trigger images and emotions that … Continue reading Fireworks and Anxiety
Have you ever experienced, sudden overwhelming fear, heart palpitations, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, the sense of choking, chest pain, nausea, dizziness, detachment, disorientation, fear of dying, numbness or tingling in the limbs or the entire body, chills or hot flashes? Did those episodes last up to ten minutes? Did you feel exhausted as … Continue reading Panic and Anxiety Attacks
The subject of mental illness is complicated. It makes people uncomfortable because it’s difficult to treat, or even understand. It is a taboo subject that is whispered about or discussed behind closed doors but never out in the open. This can lead to those of us suffering from it to feel ashamed and therefore unable … Continue reading The Stigma of Mental Illness
If you are reading this and you are suffering seek help! There are trained counselors out there. Don't worry about what anyone might think of you! THIS STIGMA NEEDS TO STOP!!! https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/about/ 1-800-273-8255 For Hearing Impaired 1-800-799-4889 If you are a Spanish speaker, call the Spanish-language Lifeline at 1-888-628-9454. Si hablas español, llama … Continue reading Suicide Helpline
Yesterday was a bad day for me, as you can read on that post if you wish . https://wp.me/p9Rlgo-5k I was in a very bad place. I haven't been in that bad of a place for a long time. I didn't really calm down much either. My brain wouldn't shut up and I felt too … Continue reading Bad Days Don’t Last Forever!!!