Doing My Best is Enough

I'm sitting in a coffee shop, drinking my iced latte, and enjoying the sunshine outside the window. Along with those simple pleasures, I'm enjoying the ability to take a deep breath and feel peace. This last week and a half has been filled with panic. School to-do's are building up to an extreme and unmanageable … Continue reading Doing My Best is Enough

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Social Media Breaks

About a week ago, I deleted my Instagram app. After I realized how much I was comparing my life to everyone else's, I quickly pressed the little "x" in the upper right corner of the shaking app. Goodbye. Well, until 5 minutes ago. I had the urge to look and surf the infinite profiles among … Continue reading Social Media Breaks

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week & Update

I'm dealing with a lot of jealousy, bitterness, and anger all of a sudden. The annual National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) week is starting tomorrow, and to be completely honest, I'm just not feeling it. I don't want to think about the fact that I still have an eating disorder, and how much longer I … Continue reading National Eating Disorders Awareness Week & Update

Reflection on 2018: Fight

I haven't been writing here for a couple months, so hello again! School and work have been taking up most of my time, along with taking care of my¬†own mental health. I've never been a huge fan of setting new year's resolutions. In fact, I think they are seeped with diet culture with the large … Continue reading Reflection on 2018: Fight

4 Myths About Emotions and the Truths That Accompany Them

Here are four common myths about emotions: Emotions are scary and bad. You can't handle hard and intense emotions. Some emotions are good, and others are bad. Emotions aren't helpful. FALSE! Let's break it down. "Emotions are scary and bad": Emotions don't need to hold that much power over us. They can sometimes be scary … Continue reading 4 Myths About Emotions and the Truths That Accompany Them

Gently Exploring our Emotions

Today I wanted to talk a little bit about non-verbal processes and how it has worked within my own therapy. I'm a huge proponent of the arts and therapy. Art therapy, music therapy, play therapy, etc. I tried talk therapy for many years, but I realized that my emotions don't express themselves as freely in … Continue reading Gently Exploring our Emotions

Honest Thoughts About Suicide Prevention Day

September 10th. World Suicide Prevention Day. But shouldn't every day be Suicide Prevention Day? If you live with suicidal thoughts or tendencies, if you work with those who do, or if you've been affected by suicide, every day remains just as important as today. It's so easy to share a post, or so say that … Continue reading Honest Thoughts About Suicide Prevention Day

Depression: Bland and Boring

Depression is so boring. It is the same feelings over and over again, but no matter how many times you hear the same awful thoughts, they still persist. This pictures accurately depicts the awfulness of depression. I have no words because this is so true. My mind is so bland lately, just like this blog … Continue reading Depression: Bland and Boring

Finding Strength in Every Day Moments

Today in my yoga practice, the affirmation was "I am strong". It got me thinking.. what does it really mean to be strong when suffering with depression? I am strong because I wake up every morning. I am strong in my resiliency to keep trying different medications. I am strong when I talk to my … Continue reading Finding Strength in Every Day Moments

Pressure to Be a Certain Way

Have you ever felt isolated and lonely even though you had people involved in your life? I have friends that reach out and I have people in my life, but I feel so damn lonely. No amount of human contact feels authentic enough to stifle the inherent depression that is sitting on my lungs. It's … Continue reading Pressure to Be a Certain Way