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It is ok to grow and it is ok to move on. This is especially true if the people in your life contribute to relapses and hinder your recovery. This is a hard step but it shows how strong and dedicated you are to your well-being. It may not be a drastic removal from your … Continue reading
When for so long you are told that your emotions are irrelevant, it seemed only natural to accept numbness. The inability to feel to protect yourself from natural responses to situations. They are temporary and can change at any moment. Acceptance of my emotions was needed to truly love myself. All of me. That is … Continue reading
In high school, I used to get horrible stomach ulcers and headaches which were the result of my uncontrolled anxiety. I think that is when I realized the importance of holistic health and glad I had a mental health professional that focused on it. Mental illness can manifest physically and sometimes it takes physical pain … Continue reading Awareness of the physical symptoms
Sometimes if you can lay your head down at night and survived the day, then that is enough. We all have those days and it is an accomplishment.
"In the midst of my battle with Major Depressive Disorder, I had given up on life completely. I lost all reason to live, the pain being unbearable, happiness seeming like a myth, and hope virtually nonexistent. Every minute of every hour of every day was a fight to stay alive. Then, unexpectedly, God decided … Continue reading Loving myself
"For many years I blamed myself, for many more I blamed him, I held onto my pain and fear like a shield a worthless one that offered me no protection. The doctor called it PTSD, the counsellor called it child abuse, the police called it sexual assault. I called it growing up in my family. … Continue reading Mindfulness