19 years ago today, my Dad died. I still think it’s weird to say that. It doesn’t sound right in my mouth. Gets caught in my throat. He had so much life left to live. Not that he didn’t live. He lived. He made the most out of the life he had. He was happy. … More 19 Years
I am 49 years old (closing in on 50 in March) and even though science says we stop having physical growth spurts when we are teenagers I hope that I’ll continue to have mental, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual growth spurts until the day I die. I feel that a growth spurt is on the horizon. … More Growth Spurt
Those of us living with mental illnesses work hard every single day to manage our disorders. Most of us find our own personal way and hopefully end up having more good days than bad. I have found what works for me and these practices have allowed me to make massive positive changes in my ability … More $hitty Moments.
*Originally written and posted on The Mighty in 2017* When you grow up surrounded by addiction, you take notice. You see things in others and in yourself that some people might miss. You learn quickly addiction is not always black and white. A lot of addiction lies in the gray area of life. When I … More Why I Choose to be Sober
The other day I was speaking with a friend about living with a mental illness. I have OCD. She does not. She is incredibly supportive. She promised that she was not judging me and that she would always ask questions to learn more and try to understand as much as she could. She said she … More I Believe You
Negative self-talk is one of the quickest and certainly the most convenient way to torture ourselves. People with and without mental health issues all do it. It’s universal. Now some people are better at controlling it, out-thinking it, or even stopping it altogether. Those of us with mental health issues are not normally successful at … More Negative Self Talk – Mental Health Awareness Month