Happy Mental Health Awareness Month! 💗 I want to include a trigger warning in today's post. There will be topics including eating disorders and suicidal ideations. Today I wanted to share a video from 2015 to remind everyone to always be kind, you never know what someone is going through. I additionally want to share [...]
Having a mental health diagnosis can feel as though two very different sides of you are at a constant battle; two sides of a magnet that refuse to touch. I have the side of me that is motivated, chipper, eager to walk out the door and take the world for a spin. The side that [...]
" You can't control the wind, you can only adjust your sails" One of the hardest concepts to come to terms with for me was the fact that - although I did not have control of my circumstances - I had control of my actions and the decisions I made in life; no matter what [...]
Anxiety takes me to the Pit of Sorrows. A view on what Anxiety feels like for me.
It's official! I have a Masters of Arts in Psychology! These past two years have been an absolute dream come true. A dream I never thought I would get to experience. It has taken a lot of hard work, tears, and setbacks to reach this milestone, but I've learned that that is precisely how [...]
As a peer advocate, I learn just as much from the patients as they learn from me. The lessons of "Chapters" really spiked my interest.
Life is a time in which we have the opportunity to learn about ourselves. I know for me, I learned the most about myself when I was struggling. However, it took patience, mistakes, and professional guidance for me to understand my faults and turn them into life lessons. With my Anxiety, Depression, and OCD, there [...]
*TRIGGER WARNING: The topic of suicide is mentioned in this post.* Imagining your future is such a strange phenomenon. Throughout your life, you will imagine many versions of yourself. Many jobs, many houses, and many names for your future children. Life is full of planning for what is yet to come. However, there are many [...]
A couple months back I saw this quote online from nOCD. It really hit home and was the perfect reminder that there is no reason to fear my anxiety. In the past, the moment I felt the tingle of anxiety was the moment I would quickly try to shove it away. If the anxiety did not go [...]
"We can't go over it. We can't go under it. Oh no! We've got to go through it!" - Michael Rosen, We're Going On A Bear Hunt. Do you remember the children's book called Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen? It shares the journey of siblings going through the wilderness to hunt a bear. They come across obstacles such [...]