Blogs Posts: Mental Health
Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Addiction, Loss of a Loved One
“Real hope combined with real action has always pulled me through difficult times. Real hope combined with doing nothing has never pulled me through.” ― Jenni Schaefer, Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life This is a story that almost came to an end many times over the last … Continue reading The Untold Story: My Battle With Depression, Body Image, and Food
“This too shall pass.” Unknown Sweating. Heart racing. Can’t breathe. Hands are shaking. Thoughts are bouncing. What the fuck?! Welcome to the world of anxiety, my friends. It sucks! If you have anxiety, you know it is a very physical and mental struggle. Your body begins to have its own reaction while it seems like … Continue reading My Anxiety has Anxiety
“Loneliness is designed to help you discover who you are and stop looking outside yourself for worth.” Do you ever have one of those days were you just feel misunderstood? Like no matter what you do, you cannot get your point across? Well, what happens when this feeling occurs on a daily basis, leaving you … Continue reading Loneliness
“Those we love never truly leave us. There are things death cannot touch.”Jack Thorne Rewind time back to 2010 – the year my dad died and the first set of holidays without him by our side. Each day that passed was challenging, let alone a group of holidays which seemed so empty. My dad was … Continue reading The Holidays Without a Loved One
“The biggest disability is a bad mindset.” Nick Santonastasso The world is full of negative people. In your lifetime, you will come across many people who will tell you that you can’t do something or that your vision is too big. Many of us get discouraged and then tell ourselves that we are incapable of … Continue reading Mindset – Ready, Set, GO!
“I’ll be seeing you…” Billie Holiday It was April 24, 2010. I was twenty years old. My dad was sick with pancreatic cancer and had just gone through his second major surgery in two years. Most of my days were spent between college classes and the hospital room in which I slowly watched my dad … Continue reading Watching Your Loved One Pass
Exactly seventeen years ago, I attempted to take my own life. I don’t talk about it much because I don’t like to remember that day or the events after it. In actuality, I think part of my psyche has blocked it from my memory because I only remember bits and pieces. I was thirteen. I … Continue reading Anniversary of My Suicide Attempt
“Choosing to engage in binging, extreme dieting, purging and other obsessive behaviors relating to body image and weight loss are attempts to “self-treat” their lack of control in other aspects of their life where they have no control.” Psychology Today, Kristen Fuller M.D. One of the biggest misconceptions about Eating Disorders are that they are … Continue reading The Truth Behind Eating Disorders
“People will judge you no matter what you do. So you might as well do what you want.” Unknown Raise your hand if you ever remember feeling “judged” for something you did, a comment you said, or a decision you made? 🙋♀️ I think it is safe to say, we have all been there. Sometimes … Continue reading Judgement – Who is Judging Who
“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” William James One of the coolest things about being a human being is that we are each unique due to our various experiences and circumstances. These layers of influences have shaped our beliefs whether we realize it or not, and have … Continue reading How Your Core-Conflict Shapes Your Identity
Sometimes in order to heal, we have to forgive ourselves for our imperfections and mistakes. The hard part is “how”. In my experience, the first step is acknowledging whatever it is that is keeping you stuck. That moment in time doesn’t have to be acknowledged to anyone but yourself. It just has to be present … Continue reading Dear Me: I forgive you.
“One of the hardest lessons I learned was that I was worth recovery.” Demi Lovato The term addiction is not a one size fits all kind of term, which is why many people need multiple rounds of treatment in order to truly begin sobriety. For some, their addiction may be to a chemical or drug. … Continue reading The Power of Addiction
The worst place to be is stuck in your own head. Being quarantined due to the COVID-19 outbreak only makes this dilemma worse. It is day two for me working from home and I have noticed that (what I thought would be blessing) is actually making me feel more lost. Don’t get me wrong – … Continue reading Stuck in Your Own Head While Quarantined at Home
“The big issue for traumatized people is that they don’t own themselves anymore. Any loud sound, anybody insulting them, hurting them, saying bad things, can hijack them away from themselves. And so what we have learned is that what makes you resilient to trauma is your own self fully. ” – Dr. Bessel van der … Continue reading The Misconceptions of PTSD
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