“i have the ‘flu. okay, it’s not the ‘flu it’s a cold, but it’s a bad one. well, not bad, but i’m definitely miserable. my nose is running like a tap, i have the fuzzy brain that comes from congestion, i’m ache-y and cough-y, and yesterday i’m pretty sure i set a world record for sneezing.” Continue reading when not to make big plans
“most of the time, “constancy” is seen as a good thing. a dependable anxiety disorder, however, is not really anyone’s dream.” Continue reading constancy is not cool when talking about anxiety
““i can’t do it.” how often do people use that phrase? i’ve used it myself frequently. it was my go-to response when i thought about stopping my harmful behaviours. “i can’t do it. i can’t stop. it’s out of my control. i want to but i just can’t”.
“can’t” is an interesting word. often, our use of it isn’t technically accurate.” Continue reading “i can’t” means something else entirely
” “it’s hard to fix it when you break into a million pieces. sometimes, i almost feel like the self i was ‘once upon a time’; other times, i feel like i’ll never be whole again.” i wrote this down on my notepad when i thought it; it felt deep. “once upon a time” is back before my breakdown; before my depression, anxiety, and other issues got the best of me and left me shattered.
sometimes, when i have thoughts like these, it causes me distress. other times, i think wow, am i ever being maudlin and overly dramatic. yes, my breakdown was a big deal but i don’t need to keep it fresh. it’s okay to let it go. it’s okay to get better.” Continue reading a little maudlin and over the top
“we all have needs. we have wants too but those are different. it’s hard to believe they are sometimes, but it’s true, and the distinction is getting lost. my pocketbook pays the price of the incorrect labelling but it’s not wholly my fault. it’s hard to label our impulses correctly in this age of constant marketing.” Continue reading you can’t eat enough to quench a thirst
“i woke up this morning and it felt like i had not slept at all. the energy that rushes in as one wakes up to face the day was completely absent. all i felt was the drag of overwhelming fatigue and the mental distress that comes about when my depression decided to rise up and attack.” Continue reading if i could change without changing, that’d be great
“it’s nine-thirty in the morning and i’ve been up for nearly five hours; i’m not doing sleep very well of late. too much in my head, too many thoughts, and most of them unpleasant. if i’d have been given the choice, i would definitely have rejected anxiety. it is fatiguing to deal with its constancy.” Continue reading choosing to stay the course for today
i’ve mentioned before that it’s odd how sometimes things show up when you need them. i’ve had a hard week; returning to school, even for one course, is having a significant effect. i’m struggling. thus, coming across this post seemed amazingly fortuitous. having a community around you that “gets it” is vital. this is a great post about how we can support one another: … Continue reading mental health awarenes
“I like memes. They are the new millennium’s version of the fortune cookie; sage advice, deep thoughts, or clever quotes presented in bite-sized pieces that are accompanied by lovely visuals.” Continue reading memes and epiphanies