The very first step to improving your mental health is recognizing there's a problem. You may be feeling a sense of the blues that you can't shake, or a generalized anxiety that you can't control.
Recently, I've found myself contemplating setting some new year's resolutions, even though I stopped the practice some time ago. I've never been real big on new year's resolutions, mostly because I've never been good at sticking to them. They felt rote and arbitrary to me, like if I did them, I was always doing them … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions and the Art of Setting Goals
Here's an excellent guide on eliminating boundary crossing. If you commonly feel like you're being taken advantage of, you probably are and this is going to be an enlightening read for you. What most people fail to recognize is their own culpability in the situation. I'm by no means saying one should stew in their … Continue reading How to Set Healthy Boundaries
It took me a long time to understand why my physical collapse to Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) caused an equally emotional one that precipitated a total separation from my biological family. Suddenly, I was every bit as angry with them as if I was back there living in the time when I was still beholden to … Continue reading When Family Denies Your Pain
After years of therapy and hard work on the self, I had a certain sense of pride in all I accomplished to overcome so many of the negative childhood thoughts, feelings and behaviors that came from being a neglected child who spent her life as the family scapegoat and caregiver. One particular point of pride … Continue reading Disability, Grief & Looking Toward the Future