There are a number of issues which I am extremely hard on and will not budge. They are deal breakers in the relationship department…. from casual acquaintances through to romantic partners. I base my opinions on education and life experience. This list is probably not exhaustive nor is it in any particular order. Am I judgmental and harsh with a dose of hard-core bitch mixed … Continue reading Deal Breakers
The last couple of days I’ve been especially honest in my reactions to people. I am finding more and more that I am most certainly my mother’s daughter! She was loved and respected by many… and intensely disliked by others. Daddy described my style of communication as a reality punch in the face earlier today. I tend to agree. There are those who love it … Continue reading Reality Punch in the Face
A friend here on WP just sparked a memory in me that I want to talk about. Self-esteem is one of those things which covers all parts of who we are and how we cope and function in the world. I struggled with self-esteem issues for several decades of my life. I have never felt unloved. My mom adored me and I always knew that. … Continue reading Worthy of Love
The day is here. my brothers are coming to our home today to look at what needs to be done to get the house ready for sale. i haven’t seen any member of my family is nearly 6 years. So many reasons for that. Phone calls have been rough, as i’ve written about in the last few weeks. my heart is in my throat and … Continue reading Family & Anxiety
I’m sitting here in Daddy’s big chair sipping a cup of yummy Vermont Maple Tea with Almond Milk watching Counting Cars. The pups are napping. At the moment, all is ok in the world. By all outward signs… things are ok. On the inside, my heart is pounding and my blood pressure is through the roof. All the stress and worry thoughts humanly possible right … Continue reading Outrageous Anxiety
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
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
Mental heath conditions are the least understood of all medical conditions. They are also subject to the most stigma and judgment. The vast majority of people have no idea what the differences are between diagnoses, severity, causes, treatments and how they are classified. I cannot begin to address all of these things in one post. I’m going to break down the categories of mental health … Continue reading How are mental health conditions classified?
The last couple of weeks have been incredibly hard!! On top of our home being in a constant state of disarray with the struggle of getting the kitchen put in after the water main burst back in July, fights and struggles with the trustee on my house…. we were evacuated for nearly a week with the threat of losing our home and everything we own. … Continue reading Love & Marriage
Every couple has that one fight they have over and over. OK… not all, but many. Ours came up again tonight. I’m not going to get into the details because, frankly, they don’t matter. What matters is that I’m really hurt. I’m sitting here seriously contemplating if my husband and I should stay married. The issue which comes up is huge and really painful. I … Continue reading Marriage is hard work!