I'm all for promoting good mental and physical health, but it appears our current standards are at odds for both. So yes, it might be safer for people to pursue a more realistic ideal that doesn't take us as far away from who we truly are or what our body naturally wants to do, but if we leave the decision in someone else's hands, we will forever be surrendering our own power.
Now if you didn't already know, I'm a sucker for a good list (or any itemized index that allows me hold onto the fleeting notion that there's some semblance of order or logic in my life) but I'm sitting here looking at my agenda of counselling "homework" and dreading having to sequentially confront my own [...]
A not-so-eloquent stream of conscious thought containing some ramblings about life, society, and lying on the couch.
Note to self - read it then read it again. Destroy the toxic idea that you're not sick enough. Remind yourself that this is the voice of your illness talking. It's the voice of internalized societal stigma. The voice of fear and self-doubt. It's the little devil on your shoulder preventing you from moving forward [...]
With the end of American thanksgiving, Christmas and holiday season feels like it's right around the corner, and with it the inevitable pressure to empty our wallets to show that we care. Over a celebratory lunch for my boyfriend's birthday the other weekend, I couldn't help but lament that I wasn't (financially) able to afford [...]
I reached 1,000 followers on Instagram today and I've been inclined to take a step back and think about what this really means to me. In theory, it means 1,000 people (likely fewer because of all those spam-bots) actually want to hear (or see) what I have to share - at least to some degree. [...]
In a general sense, a "trigger warning" is considered a statement alerting someone that content may contain potentially distressing material. Regardless of the initial intent of introducing trigger warnings, they are currently used beyond just for people with PTSD and are increasingly "misused" - with less and less apparent or consistent meaning (as are most [...]
Words have the power to define what we see. With respect to mental illness diagnoses, this is no different. There's so much to be said about this topic, I'm elaborating a bit on here after one of my latest Instagram posts. (Keep in mind I am not a diagnostic professional, nor clinician, and my knowledge [...]