Happy 4th Anniversary!

Four years?! Crazy!Every year I like to bring up a few posts that I've gotten feedback on that have helped you. Over the past four years, here are the top four:What High-Functioning Depression Looks LikeSo I Got Fired... Thank You Me vs ThemAs always, thank you for joining me on the journey. This next year …

Clouds

I've been thinking about what Dr. G told me to do with intrusive thoughts. She's mentioned to me a few times of acknowledging their presence (either by taking a moment or saying, "That's interesting") before releasing it & letting it go. I'm sure this sounds like an easy-peasy task for most of you. For me, …

J-O-Y

Do you ever look back at your childhood & think it was normal...until you start talking to others? I'm not just talking about the obvious damage like abuse. My brother & I were raised in a fundamental Christian home. Televangelists were to be honored & respected, regardless of their slimy ways. Halloween was "evil." And …

Recognizing dissociation

Trigger warning: I'm going to talk about my small experience with dissociation as a way of starting to process this complex concept. I think everyone dissociates from time to time. You get lost in thought. You're driving down the road & letting your mind wander. You stare into space. Again, I think most people have …

Me vs Them

I try really hard to not compare myself to others. I know I should only be in competition with myself. But I'm human. And more than that, I'm an American woman. As much as it pains me to say this, society has ingrained in me to compare myself to other women. Coupled with my own …

Glow Up

My apologies for the radio silence. I've been chewing on this post for a few weeks. I didn't realize it was so difficult for me to get out. Thank you for your patience & understanding.I had a scary thought. I realized in about a month, I will have been graduated from high school for 20 …