My days are hectic. I work full-time, and I have a 5 and 3-year-old. My self-care is always lacking, or non-existent. So I decided to make myself find time to squeeze in self-care every day for a week. In order to do this, I had to set a reminder on my phone for each morning … Continue reading 7 Days of Self-Care
(iStock Photo) Why am I the way I am? Why am I rarely at peace, and always in a battle from within? When I am exhausted and sick, I cannot sleep. When I am short-fused and need a break, mania sets in as if it is there to kill me off. When I am trying … Continue reading Getting Real Tired of My Own Shit
“It’s sunny and 98 degrees outside, but as I gaze out my work’s storefront, I feel cold and blue. I know it is hot out there, but I feel a cold, empty feeling. I will go days at a time feeling what I imagine is ‘normal’ until suddenly the darkness creeps back and finds me. … Continue reading Still Around
"When I'm sad, I am sad. But when I'm happy, oh god I'm happy." These are lyrics from a Front Bottoms song. They stick with me because that is how I feel. I feel all the highs and lows too deeply. I am either super sad, or super happy, and I can never find a … Continue reading Rough night, but I’ll be okay.
Somewhere I read that it takes three weeks to form a habit. I have really been working towards forming a routine lately. I made a chart, and cross a box out when I reach a goal for each day. Sometimes forming a routine can be overwhelming for me though. When I see all the different … Continue reading Balance
I absolutely love it when I see people comfortable in their own skin. Everyone – every shape, size, color, shade, type, etc. Confidence is the best makeup. It doesn’t matter what you look like, march proudly and rock what you have going on! There will always be people who are negative and try to dim … Continue reading This is me letting go.
I woke up to my heart pounding, pressure on my chest and my throat closing up. I looked at my watch. I had only went to bed an hour ago, why am I up? I laid back down and tried counting my breaths until I fell asleep. It wasn't working and I began to hyperventilate. … Continue reading We need to be more open about mental illness