Week in Review Using Gifs

My Week In Review Using Gifs ~ Week 3

Week beginning Monday, January 15, 2018. Welcome to my week in review for the second week of January.  This is a weekly Sunday series where I discuss what I’ve done how my week has been using Gifs.  Please view this post on my website instead of WordPress Reader or email because you will not be able to see the Gifs. I hope you find it interesting, entertaining, and funny! Monday I wanted to work some on my blog, but I wasn’t feeling well that day. It’s still a mystery. I had an emergency appointment with my psychiatrist because my anxiety …

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On the personal

Dear us, We Need to Talk

Dear Us, We need to talk.  I don’t know exactly how to start this conversation, but let me first say that I’m sorry I have not been your friend for ages and beyond. We learned early what it was like to be neglected and abused, and I didn’t know what to do with that, so I took it out on you.  To be honest, I still don’t know what to do with it all, and I know I’m still punishing you for things that were beyond your control.   An aggregation of labels binds us together and places us under …

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On the personal

Simplified Story Of My Life As Told In Gifs

Welcome to the simplified story of my life. First, when I was born, I was already causing problems. I grew up as a misfit.  Nobody liked me, and I had no friends.  I was bullied mercilessly. In my teens, anxiety started to consume me. I wondered what was happening to me.  I thought I was going crazy. I knew I was different. I was so depressed, all I wanted to do was stay in bed all day. I couldn’t think clearly. My dog told me to snap out of it. But no matter what I did, I was still miserable. …

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Music Monday

Music Monday – Make Yourself “Invincible”

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Invincible: Unbeatable.  Indestructible.  Powerful.  Strong.  The former words can all used to describe Music Monday’s empowering anthem by Pat Benetar called “Invincible.”  Benetar sings the personal and authoritative fight song that will make you rise to your feet, sing out loud, and fire you up to beating the monsters that trouble you.   Benetar recorded “Invincible” in 1985, so it is a little dusty, but the take-no-prisoners lyrics completely address what many of us are going through.  Benetar said this was her favorite song out of all her catalogue, and it’s no surprise.  It’s about the …

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Music Monday

Music Monday – Vol 3 – James Arthur Recovery

James Arthur – Recovery James Arthur is a British singer who won the British show  X Factor and fell from grace due to an in appropriate comment he made for which he later apologized.  The song below is more about looking yourself in the mirror: do you like what you see or are you willing to change?  Do you give up or do you try to recover? Recovery is about sitting down with the truth of ourself and facing the truth about what we are.  We can never recover by running away or ignoring things from our past that bother us.  That’s what “Recovery” …

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THE NOT-SO BIG REVEAL OUT OF HIDING!

Always have to start with Maybelline.  She’s the beginning and the end of my world. Today sucks.  I hate today.  I feel depressed because I’m fat.  I am having some distressing gastrointestinal issues going on, and they are wreaking havoc on my body and making me feel fat . . . . which in turn makes me depressed.  So I’ve been hiding in my apartment all day. So I thought of one thing that might make me feel better today which is to stop hiding behind an anonymous screen and reveal my picture and identity.  I’ve been thinking about revealing …

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FRIDAY FEELINGS – THE BASICS OF SELF CARE – VOL 1

Never really engaging in self-care, I had no idea what to expect, write, or suggest about it. I’ve been to enough treatment facilities that encouraged self-care, but I always believed I didn’t deserve it, so I wouldn’t even try. But learning that self-care lowers stress levels, helps maintain focus on recovery, and helps boost personal happiness, I knew that whether I believed I deserved self-care or not, I was going to “fake it till I make it”; I was going to act like I deserved it. But where to begin? First, the website Psych Central defines self care as “any …

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INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC MONDAY!! POST 1

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Maybelline hogging my heated plush throw.  Silly girl.   Are you ready for some inspiration? Welcome to the first Music Monday!  As I wrote in my last post found here,  I have dedicated Monday to music.  For today’s Music Monday, I have 3 incredible songs that I hope will inspire you to keep working and  fighting in your recovery.  I’ve scoured songs from multi-genres and discovered music that I trust will speak to the feelings and thoughts of  men and women dealing with the scourge of mental illness.  Some of the songs you may like, some …

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