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
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
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!
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?
Before I start, no this isn't a suicide note. Just wanted to make that clear to keep anyone from a freak-out. This past week and a halfish I've found myself in the midst of my biggest relapse I've experienced. Generally, I write about insightful things on the blog, hoping to break the stigma one blog… Continue reading How to Say Goodbye
In case you haven't already guessed, I like to write... a lot. Over the years I've become an articulate person who can usually express what she needs to say and can find words for things that others can't. I've been asked to write books, articles, presentations, and I make it a point to write in… Continue reading When Words Fail, I Dance
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