Mental health awareness

Right now in the US, we are in the middle of Mental Illness Awareness Week, which spans from October 1 through October 7. For those who don’t know what this is or what it means, the Mental Illness Awareness Week is put on every year to help fight the stigma associated with mental illnesses. I know this without having to look it up because all too often, people judge and ridicule that which they don’t understand, Continue reading “Mental health awareness”

Word to the wise

Don't Panic Note Means No Panicking Or Relaxing

Two little words.

So simple, it seems. And yet, so loaded with emotion. Often, the above phrase is accompanied with annoyance, surprise, or even disbelief. People utter those two words together to anyone they think has no reason to panic. Continue reading “Word to the wise”

You might be hurting someone’s feelings every day (and not even realize it)

Words have power - napkin note

I have been thinking about people and humanity lately. About how much we listen or don’t listen to each other. About how much we focus on questions we want to ask and focus so little on the answers we receive or if the questions are even wanted at all. Continue reading “You might be hurting someone’s feelings every day (and not even realize it)”

An exercise in distraction

Confession: I gave up on my mindfulness journal.

P1040274The journal was part of that mindfulness book I bought. It’s an exercise in which you take note every day of things you see, smell, taste, feel, and hear. I was so excited to try it and thought it would be such a great activity for me, a way to help me focus on the present. Continue reading “An exercise in distraction”

Fighting back (and winning!)

For five days in a row, Choo-choo choke-hugged me. I know this is one of my triggers. I know he does not mean to hurt me. And I finally had the chance to fight back against my PTSD before it broke me down.Two boxers during the boxing match

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Respect

I have been working so hard, attempting to improve my health and my moods, attempting to be the best mom and wife I can be, all the while following my passion that is writing. Today I failed. Miserably. Most especially with Choo-choo.

Yes, he is a toddler. Yes, this is a very trying time. But today it was more than that. It is abundantly clear that he does not respect me.

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More meds, more problems

Medications

I have been working with my doctors and NP’s to figure out the correct medication and dosages in my battle with depression and anxiety.

A year after I started anti-depressants, I find I am still struggling with a lot of issues. I haven’t been all that happy with my psychiatrist since he  Continue reading “More meds, more problems”