Self-Care Starts With Self Honesty 

Self-care is essential for managing any mental illness. There are days that I just can’t handle the world. I need coffee and Netflix and a cat on my lap. I need rest. I need self-care. But that is only possible if I am honest with myself.  On the surface, this starts with being honest with […]

Rain, Rain, Go Away, Come Again Another Day

“Rain, rain, go away, come again another day.” We’ve all heard the saying. Some of us have likely even used it. Even me, who absolutely loves the rain, I’ve even used it on occasion when rain threatened to spoil some bit of fun I had planned. Why do I love the rain? Because it is […]

Outsmarting My Depression

Depression sucks. There is no way around that. There are days that it saps you of energy, preventing you from even getting out of bed. Yet I am learning to manage my symptoms, and maybe even learning to get ahead of the depression. Which is why today I am choosing to stay in bed. A […]

Recovery from Fight or Flight Fatigue

I wrote yesterday about emotionally focused therapy, and how it is among the tools I use to manage my anxiety. As part of that discussion, I described how my anxiety triggers my fight or flight response for everyday occurrences, such as interactions with my boss or personal conflicts. And as I’ll explain today, that is […]

Sunday: A Day of Rest

Faith is a big part of my recovery. It is a big part of how I manage my mental illnesses. I don’t talk about it on here as often as I probably should, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. However, the fact is that whether you are a person of faith or not, there […]