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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Wednesday Wisdom

15 Ways to Show Gratitude and Improve Your Happiness

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” Willie Nelson When our mental health is challenged by our circumstances and hardships, it can be hard to be thankful and grateful for what we have, but gratitude is actually the antidote to combat depression, sadness, and feeling moody and down.  Gratitude takes the focus off of what could be and shows thankfulness for what is.   Gratitude is a state of being thankful or appreciative.   The journal Psychiatry in an article entitled “Gratitude and Well Being” defines gratitude as “the appreciation of what is valuable and meaningful to …

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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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