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

Creating Mindfulness

Mindfulness. Something your friend who does yoga talks about. Mindfulness. Something your local spa (shout-out to Kneaded Relief!) writes a blog post about. Mindfulness. Something that, if given the chance, can radically change your life. I know. Big statement. Bear with me. Mindfulness. Mindfulness. What is it? It's bringing your awareness to the present moment.… Continue reading Creating Mindfulness