Working When You are Struggling with Mental Health

I’d like to tell you that it’s ok to take breaks and to stop working for a little while but that’s not a reality for most people. Bills and other financial obligations don’t stop when we aren’t feeling well. This list is helpful for me and my hope is that it may help others to … More

Audio Video Diary This Week

This week, I recorded an audio diary. I talk about how my trauma recovery is going and a bit about my work now as things have evolved. I am really having to accept myself and my capabilities instead of trying to strive for a level of functioning that just isn’t possible for me right now. … More

Grieving Losses After Abuse

For most of my life, I ran from my feelings. I avoided them to survive because I wasn’t ready. I could not cope with the truth of what had happened to me. I was still just surviving every day, every minute while trying to hide all those pent up feelings, thoughts, and memories at the … More

Moving Forward

In the years that I have been healing full time I have definitely gone through the stages. I’m currently in a place where I want to move forward with my life. I’m not interested in talking about the details of the abuse anymore. I’m not interested in talking about the abusers anymore or why they … More

Mental Health Check-in

I was triggered into a depressive episode after having a severe infection. The feelings and signs were all there but I felt helpless to change things. Even as I practiced the coping skills that I had learned I felt myself sink longer and lower into the depression. I can handle 5-7 things going on but … More

What are Your Early Warning Signs?

Do you know what your early warning signs that things are letting you know that you are feeling worse? They can be subtle but with self awareness it’s possible to catch yourself before you head into a difficult time or at least understand what is going on. Understanding myself is a huge advantage in helping … More

How I Cope with a Bad Day

This is how I cope with a bad day. I say a bad day but it can last for weeks. As I am healing more the week long or month long stretches of depression and anxiety along with my other symptoms have decreased but I still have bad days and bad weeks. I hope the … More

I Thought

I though I was well enough to start working more. I made a schedule and really poured myself into having a routine and my next steps mapped out. I was tired but I didn’t think much of it. Tired is pretty much my normal. Then I started to gradually feel worse and worse. Some sores … More


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