Relaxation Therapy with ASMR

Relaxation therapy is supposed to be a coping mechanism for me to get used to. After a particularly stressful day, I decided to search for relaxing videos on YouTube. Believe it or not, I am not a huge YouTube watcher, so I had no idea what I would be walking into. This search opened up […]

Keep Your Damn Casserole

I have read that mental illnesses are not a casserole disease. If you get cancer, in an accident, or are injured somehow, people send casserole. When you have bipolar disorder, chronic anxiety, and other invisible illnesses, there are no casseroles. Keep your Damn Casserole and Just Understand Well, I am here to tell you to […]

Change is Key to Recovery

Things have to change in order for anyone to recover.  This sounds like an obvious statement, but it’s so true and really key to any type of recovery.  The littlest habits or even certain people can be enough to trigger old ways.  Just like a smoker trying to quit, little details in life can get […]

Intervention and Trip Number One to Rehab

My intervention was nothing like you see on TV, but it was definitely an intervention.  Since I surely didn’t believe that I had a problem, it took some coaxing (and kicking and screaming) to get me into a rehab facility. My Intervention As I mentioned in my post about how my addiction progressed, my sister […]

The Power of Pain and Consequences

Never underestimate the power of pain.  Our bodies feel pain for a reason.  Pain protects us and lets us know when there is danger.  If you touch fire, the pain you feel will likely make it so you will not do it again.  Pain is a consequence.  Without consequences we would all be living in […]

Finding Motivation When You are Overwhelmed

Finding motivation when I am overwhelmed is such a challenge.  I have such a hard time tackling one thing at a time when there’s just so much to do.  My head actually starts spinning and I never know where to start. Motivation While browsing Pinterest, I found this quote (or saying?).  What a simple, and […]

Online Health Communities and Why I Love Them

Online health communities and social media can play a huge role in recovery and/or coping with mental health issues.  I think this is such a great way to reach out and connect to real people who share their stories. Reasons Why Online Health Communities Rock Find Extended Support – Maybe your inner circle (friends and […]