"I'm not responsible for how you feel"

I walked around for years and years saying this to others and letting others off the hook for being hurtful. I don’t remember the circumstances any longer, they don’t matter, but I do recall the conversation about this saying not being totally true. I told my supervisor that my feelings were hurt by something someone said or did followed by “I’m responsible for how I … Continue reading "I'm not responsible for how you feel"

Weight Loss: The good, the bad, the ugly

Ohhhh… I remember well the days of New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight. I’d set a goal to make permanent changes in my lifestyle. Exercise more, eat less, change the type of foods I was eating. I wasn’t a fad dieter. Not ever, really. Except once in the mid 90’s I did the cabbage soup diet along with everyone else. lol It works because you’re … Continue reading Weight Loss: The good, the bad, the ugly

Trauma DOESN'T make you stronger

The saying “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is fine. It has value and is true in many instances. It’s not meant to encapsulate every bad thing that’s ever happened to you. For example child abuse, rape, domestic violence, going to war … these are traumatic events which don’t make you stronger. They break you. Once anything is broken the integrity of the object … Continue reading Trauma DOESN'T make you stronger

Working On Us- Medication

Help Break The Stigma Surrounding Mental Health ~~ Question Prompt: When you first were diagnosed with your mental illness/disorder, did it take a while to get used to your medications that were prescribed to you?  If you answer the question, (YES), How did you feel initially? Depending on how long you have been on medication, how many times do you think it has been adjusted … Continue reading Working On Us- Medication