PTSD Symptom Spotlight: Hypervigilance

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

Highly Functional and Mentally Ill: Coping Ahead

I wrote a blog post back in December 2018 Highly Functional and Mentally Ill: What You Don't Understand, besides any post about sex (go figure), this was one of my most popular blogs. In that post I wrote about hiding your condition, trying to keep it altogether with work and within relationships, how to spot … Continue reading Highly Functional and Mentally Ill: Coping Ahead

I won’t be minimized so.. stop trying

Has anyone ever tried to make you feel ashamed for being who you are? I have had quite a few people try to minimize me over the years. Family, friends, boyfriends and coworkers. The funny thing is (not funny but you see where I am going..) nobody was ever worried about me when I was … Continue reading I won’t be minimized so.. stop trying

The Next 6 Months

Recently (Yes, like 5 days ago) I decided that the long distance love thing wasn't working for me. When I think about a relationship or getting to know someone, I think about doing the most normal things together but they feel like magic. Like, going to the farmer's market or after sex Netflix binge watching. … Continue reading The Next 6 Months

10 Essential Tips: Healing From Sexual Trauma

Childhood sexual abuse, rape, incest and sexual coercion and all forms of sexual trauma impact us for the rest of our lives. What people don't understand is that it isn't just our sex lives that it affected. It is not being able to trust people. It is not being able to feel joy during sex. … Continue reading 10 Essential Tips: Healing From Sexual Trauma

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

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

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

My therapist told me to get a life

First of all, I think its important to talk about mental health in a very transparent way.  Second of all, therapy is great. Third of all, antidepressants and anti anxiety medications changed my life. If this were Yelp: 5/5 would recommend.  I spent years trying to get other people to agree that I should be … Continue reading My therapist told me to get a life

Me. A Microphone. 12 minutes and 300 strangers.

A few weeks ago I took the advice from my therapist (if you don't have one, get one!) and submitted a pitch to a local storytelling organization. To be honest, I wrote the pitch in 3 minutes and didn't edit it. Curious? Read the pitch below. "I walked out of my childhood home, into the … Continue reading Me. A Microphone. 12 minutes and 300 strangers.