Most of my blog now focuses on sharing skills (amongst personal anecdotes) about healing from mental illness. However, a big part of my life was spent NOT in active recovery and I know there are many out there in the same boat. Recovering from an eating disorder is a difficult thing. Our motivation to get [...]
Just because something doesn't show up the way you'd expect, doesn't mean it's not worth welcoming.
Thanks again to Beckie's Mental Mess for this week's insightful prompt about how social media impacts our mental health. Conscious use of social media has been something I have advocated for since starting this blog and it's what actually led me to start the mentally me hashtag. Realizing the power social media has, both good and bad, [...]
Maybe, in my own small way I'm leading a rebellion. From my living room. Rebelling against the beliefs that kept me sick, trapped, and suffering my whole life. Rebelling against my illness telling me differently. A middle finger in the air to the toxic "rest is for the weak" messages. Maybe there's a good reason it's uncomfortable.
"I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning". Anxiety greeted me with the all-too-familiar full-body tension and a racing mind. I had been a while since I woke up in one of these poor moods so it was disheartening to say the least. My heart sunk with the overwhelming weight of [...]
Thanks to The Patchwork Fox for the idea! I encourage you guys to copy the questions down yourselves and leave me a pingback with your answers in the comments. Some self-reflection and purposeful thought is always a good idea and it's never too late to start. 1. How do you feel at the moment? Nothing [...]