My struggle with mental illness has taught me a few things that I would like to share with you.
Using music to help recover from sexual transgression.
I am currently working with a counselor to help in my recovery from PTSD. Before now, it was as though I wasn't able to see my situation for what it was... ...other than overwhelmingly all-consuming. I had difficulty even identifying as a survivor until now. My demons would have liked me to believe that I've been making things up and... Continue Reading →
Hoping for the best post 2016 election.
Today's the day; whether you are a U.S. citizen or not, you've likely been anxiously awaiting the outcome of this particularly...dramatic election. How does this impact our mental health? Propaganda, memes, lively debates, the comment section of almost the entire Internet... how are these affecting our thoughts, emotions and actions? Listen... I live north of... Continue Reading →
I won't dance around it; I'm done dancing (when it's not for joy). I am feeling alone. Not lonely - I am blessed with friends, both close and distant. I am literally and figuratively surrounded by caring family members aplenty. I share my space with loving animal companions who shower me with more affection than I figure I deserve. So... Continue Reading →
This evening I had a terrific opportunity to attend a talk by Dr. Gabor Maté entitled: Vulnerability: Blessing or Curse? (Or something to that extent...short term memory is not exactly my forté.) Before I continue: many thanks to a good friend who spared me a ticket. You rock! Long story short: I was captivated by this... Continue Reading →
I have been seeking help for years now, in its various forms. Therapy, for me, began at age seven. My first suicide attempt at age nine. My life was just supposed to be getting started, but I was already tasked with trying to pick up the pieces of myself...and they were scattered into so many shards... Continue Reading →