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I have a right to be angry

I have a right to be angry. Anger is a difficult emotion for me to express because I associate anger with instability and unpredictability. As women in society, we are told that we are allowed to be sad but not angry. Anger is a sign of a “bitch.” I once wrote an article called “stop [...]

By | 2017-12-23T00:46:59+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I have a right to be angry

Blogging Made Me a Stronger Person

When I first started blogging back in 2009, I was conservative about what I shared. I talked about my kids and my life as a new mom. It was a fairly innocent blog at the time. I shared anecdotes about daily life raising children in New York City. It was a nice journal of what [...]

By | 2017-12-21T21:08:45+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Blogging Made Me a Stronger Person

I didn’t realize it, but I was emotionally exhausted

I have a tendency to be a tenacious person. I give and give and go and go until I have no more gas in my brain tank. I am an extremely energetic passionate human being with a lot of feelings. I don't have the ability to regulate that passion at times. It comes out of [...]

By | 2017-12-14T02:51:30+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I didn’t realize it, but I was emotionally exhausted

Words Cut

Never underestimate the power of words to hurt so deeply that you feel like you could die. I have experienced this first hand. Someone says "I was just angry." And that's why they said something so hurtful to me. I am not convinced that angry words aren't truthful. I think that surge of anger gives [...]

By | 2017-12-10T20:06:43+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Words Cut

Lately Being Misunderstood is What Causes My Depression

Recently, I've been dealing with the Oregon school system, who apparently hasn't read the Americans With Disabilities Act. I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD and ADHD. My son was also diagnosed with ADHD and OCD as well as anxiety. It's incredibly frustrating to watch my son deal with the same mental health issues that I [...]

By | 2017-12-09T11:36:38+00:00 December 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lately Being Misunderstood is What Causes My Depression

I Don’t Care if You Don’t Understand My Panic Attacks

I’m having a panic attack and it’s OK if you don’t get it. I used to care whether you got it or not but now I don’t mind either way. This is my panic attack and I own it. I didn’t necessarily buy it from the panic attack dealer but here it is! It was [...]

By | 2017-12-08T00:15:40+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I Don’t Care if You Don’t Understand My Panic Attacks

What shit to buy for people this holiday season from people I like

Hello everyone, Here is a list of people to buy things from for this holiday season: Schizophrenic NYC - Awesome clothing and artwork that promotes mental health awareness and fights against stigma Check out her shop! http://www.schizophrenic.nyc/mental-health-t-shirts/ Here's some info from the creator, my girl, Michelle Hammer: "Schizophrenic.NYC was created, founded, & designed by Michelle Hammer, [...]

By | 2017-12-04T21:03:17+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What shit to buy for people this holiday season from people I like

Should therapy last until you die?

The short answer to this question is: no. I know that people love to see their therapists. It feels good to be understood and validated. I get it, and I want to say this: yes, you're right and you are entitled to those feelings. Listen, after I see my therapist I feel awesome. She hears [...]

By | 2017-12-02T15:50:05+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Should therapy last until you die?