Before I went to a psychiatrist or a therapist, I wholeheartedly believed that my behaviors and thoughts were normal. I always thought "I wonder how other people deal with this" or "Why doesn't it seem like other people are focused on the same things as me?" I can assure you that the PTSD diagnosis did … Continue reading PTSD Symptom Spotlight: Hypervigilance
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?
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
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
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
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