Keywords: adhd , anxiety , bipolar , c-ptsd , depression , help , mental health , mental illness , resources , your not alone
I also want to be able to show those that are not struggling what it is like so that they can have a better understanding of us. I want to break the stigma.
Keywords: My Life As a Therapist , Starting a blog , Who am I , Why I Became a Therapist
My goal is to give my personal experience with counseling and mental health topics. I also want to share with you some of the tools I provide my clients, and hopefully, you will find them helpful too.
Keywords: Life in general , Personal Growth
For years I had disconnected myself from my own needs. I had found that ignoring them was a survival strategy, experience had taught me that I was safer that way. This wasn’t a sustainable approach. I’d become so good at hiding and ignoring my needs that I spent years going through life numb to the good experiences I should have been having. All my actions were routed in expectations and obligations. When that got too much for me I turned to food, drink and drugs to fuel actions. It was ok that I needed to spend the day in bed, it was a hangover rather than depression caused by my unhealed trauma. It’s fine that I drank before I went out, that was me being savvy with money as I wouldn’t spend so much at the club. My binge eating was tied to the days when I was suffering malnutrition from before my adoption (I don’t recall that, I think I may have made it up. I recall walking to collect water with a container on my head as part of my chores, but never hunger…) and the list of justified negative behaviour that sustained the numbing of my emotions is endless. This was never sustainable, and that’s a good thing.
Keywords: POETRY, WRITE TO RECOVER , Beliefs , Creative Writing , Creativity , Eating Disorders , Emotions , mental health awareness , Recovery , Stream of consciousness
Perhaps my words are my winning ticket to recovery .
https://daisyinthewillows.com/2021/09/04/perhaps-i-want-to [now daisyinthewillows.com/2022/06/10/perhaps-i-want-to ]
Keywords: burnout , creativity , freinds , grad school , health , jail , job , marraige , mental wellbeing , middle age , new writer , writer , writing , adventure , friends , grand teton , new writers , writing commmunity , yellowstone
It’s slowly occurring to me that it may take a while to recharge fully. After 22 years of serving others, especially after this past year and a half, it’s time for me to take care of myself. I keep reminding myself that I need a break.
Keywords: family , life stressors , mental health , relationsips
My point is, burn out can be normal. Mental illness is also more common than people understand.
Keywords: Journey , New Things , bipolar , blog , blogging , codependence , commentary , growth , learning , life , love , mental health , mental illness , mind , opinion , personal , reading
Not necessarily cured, but an individual who does not tear the life out of the world around him. I am absolutely willing to carry the weight of being mentally ill and codependent, if it allows me to reach these goals.https://perfectideals.wordpress.com/2021/08/19/we-dont-know-what-we-dont-know
Keywords: life + style , self care and worthiness , anxiety , helplines , postpartum , postpartum anxiety , self care
Remember you are not alone in this – so many these days suffer from anxiety, seek support from others when you need it, there is nothing to be ashamed of. Reaching out shows strength and also demonstrates bravery for speaking out.https://justyouraveragerose.com.au/2021/08/09/anxiety-acknowledging-my-anxiety-and-knowing-you-can-overcome-it