My Illness & My Faith- Part IV

I love words. I do. I love reading them, writing them… I LOVE learning new ones. I even have a board on Pinterest dedicated to words believe it or not. I enjoy learning in general and words feed right into that obsession. As of late various scripture readings have stuck out to me. Two passages... Continue Reading →

Your Fight, Battle Scars

Battle scars are the hardest part to explain of a mental illness. They come in all shapes and sizes. Some fade into mere nothings while others remain part of you as a constant reminder. What’s worse? They come internally as well as for the whole world to see. I have both. I have had all... Continue Reading →

Our Own Brand of Therapy

So… to start… The definition of therapy is: treatment intended to relieve or heal [a disorder]. The “Disorder” part can be scrapped for all I care in that definition. Everyone can use therapy of some sort. Therapy with an actual therapist isn't for everyone; and for others it's the perfect remedy. I fought it for... Continue Reading →

People! What We Need from You

People. We need different things from them. At least I know I do. There's the expectations. Let's start with those: There are the ones that people expect us to need from them AND the ones WE expect we are going to need from certain people. Family, for example, people would assume you need something specific... Continue Reading →

Taking Care of Ourselves

Taking care of yourself isn't always the easiest path to take. You'd think it would be, right? Well, it isn't. You have doctors and therapists with appointments you need to go to, pills you have to swallow, triggers you have to avoid until you can hopefully find a way for them to no longer be... Continue Reading →

The Known is the Unknown

After going through your years before a diagnosis and those after it, you would think you'd have the whole thing down to a science of sorts. Before a diagnosis you don't know what's going on, but after the diagnosis you can look back and say to yourself, "Oh! So that's what it was." AFTER you... Continue Reading →

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