Safe guard

​"I've been struggling with anxiety ever since I can remember. I guess it was the hardest when I didn't understand it, didn't know what was different about me. Sometimes I feel like I am in overdrive although the situation does not require so much energy. It's tiring and confusing whenever I try to switch into … Continue reading Safe guard

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Expressing gratitude

​"I've been suffering from an eating disorder for over 2 years, and it has completely stolen from me my sense of satiety, body positivity, ability to be happy when I'm not in control, and my appetite. I get sad and jealous when I see people around me that don't suffer from these things, but then … Continue reading Expressing gratitude

Birthday reminders

When I was younger, birthdays always bought excitement and joy. Gifts, friends, and family sending their wishes always made me anticipate it. Then depression came and left me dreading them because it was another I had to suffer. The beautiful thing about perspective is that now I see it as another year I have survived. … Continue reading Birthday reminders

what works now, might not work forever 

I find it ironic that my inability to handle change also comes into play with my treatment plan. I've been on several medications, stopped them, restarted, multiple therapy modalities, alternative medicine, etc over the years. Medication was crucial in high school and college, but the side effects were unbearable. I went years without meds and … Continue reading what works now, might not work forever 

Realistic expectations 

Sometimes I swear I'm superwoman and I'm supposed to accomplish it all. But life has a way of humbling me and making realize that I need to slow down. I can't make normal goals because I have to take into account seasonal changes, medication side effects, and setting aside time to sit back and reflect … Continue reading Realistic expectations