Parenting with PTSD: Parenting Through Fear

I have PTSD. Not the kind that most people think about. I haven't been to a war. I haven't been in a car accident. I haven't watched a loved one die in front of my eyes.  I have PTSD from sexual and relationship based trauma as well as from the abandonment I felt from being sent to boarding … Continue reading Parenting with PTSD: Parenting Through Fear

3 Signs Your Job Is Negatively Impacting Your Mental Health and Questions To Ask Yourself

I have been in jobs where I feel like my creativity, my voice and my autonomy were been stifled. I have been in roles where I feel like I have "permission" to flourish and lead. I obviously prefer the latter. I am a High D High I (Disc Profiling Explained) and require a certain amount of … Continue reading 3 Signs Your Job Is Negatively Impacting Your Mental Health and Questions To Ask Yourself

7 Statements on Early Sexual Trauma & The Impact on Adult Relationships

Before you read through the next 7 statements, make sure you read my experience with the MeToo movement I have PTSD. I was not diagnosed until February 2018. I lived with these symptoms for the better part of 10 years.  Sex is about the other person and their pleasure, only.  When you have early sexual trauma, … Continue reading 7 Statements on Early Sexual Trauma & The Impact on Adult Relationships

Silently Suffering With Mental Illness: How To Help Yourself

Mental illness is not an openly talked about topic. It is typically only talked about when you are a close friend or family member but even then, many people feel embarrassed or ashamed about their illness. I am typically an "over share-er". I will talk about almost anything with almost anyone. I tend to connect … Continue reading Silently Suffering With Mental Illness: How To Help Yourself

7 Important Steps To Take After Leaving An Abusive Relationship

  I am outspoken about abusive relationships and how easily people can find themselves in one. I have volunteered with women's shelters in the past and I would say it is a passion for me to help women (Yes I realize men can be victim's too). I like helping women to realize the relationships they … Continue reading 7 Important Steps To Take After Leaving An Abusive Relationship

7 Ideas For Self Care You Can Do This Week

So you're overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, possibly depressed and ready for a break? Yeah, I am totally there with you. We have a lot of sh** going on! Between starting a new job, raising a kiddo and trying to keep the rest of my life together, its a struggle to make time for myself. But..it is … Continue reading 7 Ideas For Self Care You Can Do This Week

5 Tips for Overcoming Anxiety At Work

My anxiety definitely comes and goes, kinda like the weather. I have times where my anxiety is higher like around the beginning of my period, when I forget my medication, throughout a break up, when someone is mad at me or under high stress situations at work. It is particularly challenging to "hide" anxiety at … Continue reading 5 Tips for Overcoming Anxiety At Work

Supporting Others With Mental Illness: 3 Steps

It can be completely overwhelming to be in a relationship, a family member, friend or coworker of someone suffering with a mental illness. I have had friends who have suffered with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addictions, bipolar and panic disorders. I understand that it is frustrating to handle all the emotions and challenges that come … Continue reading Supporting Others With Mental Illness: 3 Steps

5 Quick Tips For Parenting With Anxiety

I can totally admit to being the "yelling" parent sometimes. I also can admit that I don't like being this type of parent. Occasionally, I lose my shit and scream "PUT YOUR SHOES ON" after asking nicely 7 times prior. I get it. Being the screaming parent isn't fun for you or your kids. When … Continue reading 5 Quick Tips For Parenting With Anxiety

Mental Illness, My First Memory

When I was a little kid, my grandmother came and stayed with us from time to time. She would sleep in our yellow room. The yellow room was our guest room on the opposite side of the house as the kid's rooms. The yellow room had it's own bathroom and it had a blue and … Continue reading Mental Illness, My First Memory