Treading Water in a Sea of Diagnoses

It's no secret I've been struggling the past 6 months with my health, and it's regrettably left me unable to write as many blog posts as I'd like. I feel like I'm treading water in the middle of the ocean without a boat in sight. So today I'm going to talk about how I've managed… Continue reading Treading Water in a Sea of Diagnoses

Finding Solace Outside of the Home

Finding a place where you feel safe is a natural desire in life. It can be in your own home, on vacation somewhere, at a coffee shop or bookstore... basically everywhere has the potential to be "home." I've lived about a dozen places and visited 48 states. Just when I start to settle down somewhere,… Continue reading Finding Solace Outside of the Home

Learning to Love My Life with Disabilities

At age 22 my life is not at all what I thought it would be. I now own a seemingly excessive amount of medical equipment: 2 canes (folding and traditional), a simple walker, a rollator walker, shower chair, blood pressure cuff, 6 different types of braces (most of them in pairs for bilateral support -… Continue reading Learning to Love My Life with Disabilities

How 1 Band Helped Form My Recovery

I see the light that I'm chasing A memory, but it's fading When it's gone I'll be waiting Knowing it's too late There's no sugarcoating it: recovery is hell. It's not easy to make a complete lifestyle change and fight against actual chemical imbalances in your brain every second of every day. Even living in a… Continue reading How 1 Band Helped Form My Recovery

Reflecting On Rogers Memorial Hospital

5/23/17... a year ago today I arrived home after a 2-month residential stay at Rogers Memorial Hospital. It may have only been 2 months, but there was a long road that led me there, and a lifetime of memories to treasure afterward. My first mental health diagnosis (Borderline Personality Disorder) came about because I went to… Continue reading Reflecting On Rogers Memorial Hospital