blogging

helps me hear my own thoughts. I'm more confident with graphite, ink, or keys than I am with speech. I can express what I'm too afraid to say. You can't hear my voice shake in text on a screen. No one can interrupt me when I type. No one speaks over me. I don't have [...]

#MentallyMe Montage

Thanks to everyone continuing to tag and share with the hashtag #MentallyMe. Growing the more vulnerable and authentic side of social media while fostering our identity outside of mental illness. Tag your posts #MentallyMe for a chance to be featured. Shout out to - Embracing self-love "Hey, hi, hello. I'm Nicole and self love is [...]

Triggers in Recovery – Building Sanctuary Within

One roadblock I seem to keep hitting in recovery is when other people talk about what they eat. I've learned about selective attention and other psychological phenomena in my studies but its funny to feel it in action where it almost seems like when someone says something that threatens my eating disorder, they're saying it in [...]

Peppermint Oreo Cheesecake Truffles

Coming at you with yet another seasonal recipe, inspired by this indulgent prompt! Ingredients 1/3 cup crushed candy canes/peppermint candies 8 oz (1 package) cream cheese, softened 36 Oreo cookies, finely crushed (or 1 box of Oreo crumb) 8 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate Directions  Set aside 1 Tbsp or crushed candies. Mix the candy, crushed [...]

The Simplest Shortbread Cookie Recipe You’ll Ever Find (Only 3 Ingredients) – Light and Delicious

These shortbread cookies are incredibly light and they melt in your mouth! They're seriously one of the only shortbread cookies I've ever liked and they're quick and easy to make. Ingredients: 1 cup butter, room temperature 1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup icing sugar. Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all [...]