It's PTSD awareness day, so I decided I'd reflect on my history with PTSD today, and how it affects my life.
Stories from the Mental Hospital
“What Can I Do to Help?”
My Biggest Fear
As each day passes that I'm battling all my mental and chronic illnesses, the more I feel convinced that I'm never going to find a partner. Each night I sit with a cold wash cloth on my head while on the bathroom floor puking my guts out, the only question in my mind is "why… Continue reading My Biggest Fear
I'm back! I apologize for being so inactive on this site lately, but now that my book is in the editing process, I have time to dedicate to the blog again! TRIGGER WARNING This article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about SELF-HARM and SUICIDAL THOUGHTS/ ATTEMPTS which may be triggering to those who struggle with… Continue reading Self-Harm Breakthrough
What is an Exposure?
Exposures are a type of therapy exercise that I learned when I was staying at Rogers Memorial Hospital for my residential stay. They're designed to help lessen your anxious reaction to everyday situations because unfortunately, simply telling yourself not to be scared simply doesn't work. When I was at Rogers, I hated doing my exposures. Not… Continue reading What is an Exposure?
DIY: Weighted Stuffed Animal!
**DISCLAIMER: The information in this article is designed to provide helpful information to people with sensory disabilities, mental illnesses or other special needs. I do not own any rights from Build-A-Bear or Pokemon, or their affiliates. Any references are for informational use only. I understand Build-A-Bear and Pokemon are not responsible for any problems the product has… Continue reading DIY: Weighted Stuffed Animal!
To College or Not to College?
It's back to school time! For some of you, that's high school. For others, it's college. Maybe your kids are heading off to kindergarten or you're teaching in your own classroom for the first time! Empty nests, the freshman 15, new teachers and new schools. It's both an exciting time and a time of big… Continue reading To College or Not to College?
Secrets Can Kill
When it Rains, It Pours
TRIGGER WARNING This article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about SELF-HARM and SUICIDAL THOUGHTS/ ATTEMPTS which may be triggering to those who struggle with suicidal ideation, cutting and other forms of self-harm. If you follow me on Instagram, some of this will sound familiar. A few mornings ago, I had an unfortunately realistic dream that… Continue reading When it Rains, It Pours