Hey everyone! I apologize for the month-long wait. I was diagnosed with a new chronic illness last month and I've had to direct all my energy into staying afloat. So that's what I'm choosing to write about today. I was diagnosed with gastroparesis. Basically, my stomach is paralyzed. It doesn't work anymore. I lost a… Continue reading A New Chronic Illness
TRIGGER WARNING This article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about SUICIDE and SUICIDAL THOUGHTS/ ATTEMPTS which may be triggering to those who struggle with suicidal ideation. You've probably heard of Logan Paul's latest vlog that he posted that has generated high amounts of media coverage for his vlog where he went into Japan's Aokigahara, or… Continue reading Logan Paul’s Aokigahara Vlog – My Thoughts
So it's the last day of 2017, and what a year it's been. Both in our world and in my personal life. I started out 2017 in the hospital for an overdose on one of my medications that was the result of psychosis and a loss of control over my body. So naturally, the only… Continue reading Reflecting on 2017
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
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?
**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!
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. September 2, 2015. The suicide attempt where I would have been successful without the intervention of the police. There's a wide variety… Continue reading After an Attempt
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?