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Tag: Depression

Invisible illness

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Walking

Credit attached I’m in a new season of life. I don’t feel strong; I don’t feel emotionally capable of sounding ok or writing about all the positivity I have been. The very idea of positivity sounds patronizing to me right … Continue Reading Walking

Reality

Being honest, real, and open is my first step toward healing. When I reference “healing”, I mean from any degree of pain, in any area of health, within my life. Allowing pain to teach me has only blossomed my character, … Continue Reading Reality

Transparency

She sat and looked at her. There was such a sad aura about her, pale color, disinterested gaze. Her hair went black, her clothes now heavy with chains and buckles, weighing her to the ground. She chose dark nail color, … Continue Reading Transparency

Key word

Photo Credit attached to photo {Big sigh} Usually, I’m OK. Even on days when the weight of life is heavy on my shoulders, I can still manage to feel the silver lining. The hope is always there, pulling me through, … Continue Reading Key word

Common Mental Disorders

The National Alliance on Mental Health defines a “mental illness” as: a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling, or mood [https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions]. Such illnesses include: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Anxiety Disorders Generalized Anxiety Disorder Social Anxiety Disorder Panic Disorder Phobias … Continue Reading Common Mental Disorders

Lettrs: Hoorah

Gretchen is like so many others, above and beyond what’s asked of her, selflessly giving, dedicated worker, loyal to work and family. She managed, though, to trip into some sticky situations with a monster of a spouse, and a greedy … Continue Reading Lettrs: Hoorah

Dear You

Dear You, You trying to be invisible, You secluding in the back, Dear You, You driving to fast, You hiding under the sheets, Dear You, You staggering in at 6 a.m., You crying upon endlessness crying, Dear You, You drowning … Continue Reading Dear You

A Beginner at an Ending

Right now, I’m watching a Netflix Original Series , “The L Word”. In this particular segment, Jenny, a compulsive and inspiring author, is meeting with an editor. She’s been diligently writing from the moment her character was introduced in Season … Continue Reading A Beginner at an Ending

Day Six

Prompt: How do you respond to change? Like most people, I hate it. Change creates uncomfortablility. Too much of that at once makes me feel numb. I don’t flip out and act hysterical. I don’t run around screaming and react … Continue Reading Day Six