I have been "in" therapy since November 2017. Now that I am thinking about it, I don't think I have ever consistently seen a provider for this long. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that I absolutely love my therapist, Camille. Is she my person? Yes. If I told her… Continue reading Why I Still Go To Therapy Even Though I “Feel Better”
Blossoming Part 1: How One Thing Can Change Your Life "You're an inspiration" "You are so talented" "You inspire me to talk about my own mental health" "You're happiness is contagious" "You are absolutely hilarious" or my personal favorite "Please sex chat me" Yeah.. and I am wildly depressed sometimes and other times I am… Continue reading Blossoming Part 2: The Tougher Days
You've probably heard that one small change in your life can impact all the other aspects of your life, right? For instance, working out can make you want to eat healthier (or so they say). I am very body positive and against classifying foods as healthy and unhealthy, you can read about it here. Anyway,… Continue reading Blossoming Part 1: How One Thing Can Change Your Life
I talk a lot about feeling like I am frozen in time. I feel like my emotions are sometimes that of an adolescent girl. Sure, I feel like I am an adult, there is no doubt about that. But, when it comes to feeling alone, abandoned and emotional, I feel like a young teenager. I… Continue reading Part 2: What would I say to my 14 year old self if I could?
When I think about my life, I think about it in phases or segments. Its compartmentalized to different years like before I moved to Houston or after I was sent to boarding school or after I had consensual sex. I don't think of my life as a fluid progression. I almost feel like a different… Continue reading Part 1: So, just tell me about middle school then
Highly functional in the realm of mental illness is typically described as someone who has many symptoms of a mental illness or is diagnosed with a mental illness but continues to work and live life in a somewhat "functional" way. When I met my therapist, she described some of the patients that she typically works… Continue reading Highly Functional and Mentally Ill: What You Don’t Understand
I started seeing my therapist in November 2017. Soon after that, I went to see a psychiatrist (the first one I saw didn't listen to me at all and it was just a bad connection *cue the old AOL dial tone noise*). I went to see another psychiatrist and the medicine she has prescribed has… Continue reading Living With The Regret of Not Getting Help Sooner
I like to do giveaways featuring products that I would a) Use and b) That are helpful towards self care. Do you love diffusing essential oils? Or maybe you've never tried it and want to! How adorable is this essential oil diffuser from Oline Naturals? Absolutely love it. The second product I am giving away… Continue reading Holiday Giveaway: Enter To Win Before 12/21!
"Do I really HAVE to go?..Okay fine I am going but I am only staying an hour" It's that time of year where you get invited to allll the holiday parties and you're like wow I really don't wanna fucking go..right? Maybe its a work party, maybe its a family gathering, maybe its just friends.… Continue reading Overstimulated and Obligated: 6 Tips For The Holiday Party Season
Sexual trauma can be a variety of things. Sexual trauma can occur when you are coerced into sexual relations with someone you know. Sexual trauma can be molestation from a family member at a young age. Sexual trauma can be when a stranger rapes you. Sexual trauma could be when you are fighting with your… Continue reading 5 Things Nobody Tells You About Sexual Trauma Survivors