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Fluctuating Sense of Self

My "sense of self" changes frequently. There are some days where I feel like I’m on top of the world. And there other days when I don’t feel so great about me. Today I felt like a failure. And there is no logical reason for it. I felt like I wasn’t doing anything right and [...]

By | 2018-01-23T23:01:09+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fluctuating Sense of Self

Is it Needy or Is it Human?

I've wondered about "neediness." Is it "needy" to want people to support you when you're having an extremely trying time in your life and you already suffer from mental illness? I don't believe that it is. I already manage my OCD with reward-based exposure therapy, so I am working on being a healthy independent person. But, in [...]

By | 2018-01-23T10:01:39+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is it Needy or Is it Human?

I’m staying up until forever o’clock to get things done

As a new mother, you don't sleep much. You've got an infant who is always crying because they need something and it's understandable for you to be exhausted. Having a baby is hard work and you're up every couple of hours feeding, changing or soothing this little baby. There's a myth out there that once [...]

By | 2018-01-06T06:07:13+00:00 January 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I’m staying up until forever o’clock to get things done

Bobby McFerrin Was Wrong: I Need to Worry to Be Happy

I want to be happy with my whole body and soul. As much as I want to let depression go just “be happy,” I can’t force myself to stop being depressed because that’s not how depression works. Remember that Bobby McFerrin song “Don’t worry, Be happy?” I have always admired the simplicity of that song. [...]

By | 2018-01-04T04:34:15+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bobby McFerrin Was Wrong: I Need to Worry to Be Happy

Facebook is the destroyer of people’s opinions

Do you have an opinion? Would you like it to be completely verbally eviscerated? Are you feeling great today? Would you like to stop feeling that way and have someone invalidate your feelings? Open your browser or get on your smartphone and head to Facebook! 1,2,3, your opinion is completely invalid. All you have to [...]

By | 2018-01-01T21:44:05+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Facebook is the destroyer of people’s opinions

I found my voice and I’m not afraid to use it

For many years I was an introverted child. I grew up to be an introverted adult in my 20's in particular. In my 30's I realized that I didn't have to be silent or hold back anymore. If people don't like that, they can fuck off. I'm not here to please people anymore or walk [...]

By | 2017-12-31T16:11:08+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I found my voice and I’m not afraid to use it

Why Do People Self Harm?

Trigger warning - self harm When I was a teenager I used to have repetitive thoughts about cutting my wrists. They were intrusive and they scared me but I never engaged in self harm. I do have many friends who have self harmed and they've explained why they engaged in this behavior. Self harm is [...]

By | 2017-12-29T03:32:15+00:00 December 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Do People Self Harm?

The power belongs to the one who cares the least

The power belongs to the one who cares the least. This wisdom was brought to me by one of my best friends, Jen. She knows that I wear my heart on my sleeve and I care (sometimes too much) about what other people think. It's natural to care about what other people think about you, [...]

By | 2017-12-27T05:29:43+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The power belongs to the one who cares the least