I recognize how important that is, as someone who has struggled with the stigma and shame of even the topic of mental health for years because of… … More How Are You Really Doing?
Hey and welcome back. This new journey! Whew! If you live anywhere on planet earth, hopefully, you are are aware of what’s going on in the world. While this seems to be normal to some, for some reason, these events hit me differently. I seemed to have a new awareness or connection to them … More Unshackled, Unburdened, Uncensored
Over the past few years I have begun to come to grips with the fact that I am the child of a parent with schizophrenia. That single fact has caused me to live in a sheltered shadow of a life that I personally put myself in. The shame of having a parent who was not … More I Know Who I Am
I have been a chronic “stuffer” for most of my life. My definition of being a stuffer is a person who ignores their feelings, concerns, and challenges and stuffs food, work, and other activities in its place than deal with it. I came face to face with my stuffing after my car accident in January … More Honor Your Feelings Instead of Stuffing Them
As private as I am, I didn’t realize how much I would enjoy my support groups. It is absolutely wonderful having a place where I can voice my concerns about my challenges and triumphs and know that someone else understands. It is comforting to know that someone has felt or is feeling the same way … More Support Groups