What I Learned About Forgiveness Through My Abusive Parents

What I Learned About Forgiveness Through My Abusive Parents

As a child, you are usually unaware of the notion that your parents might not know what’s best. Usually, we are much older when we find that they are fallible people, like everyone else. But my parents weren’t just imperfect. They induced isolation and pain into my life. Pain which planted seeds of distrust.
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A Morning With Mental Illness: An Open Letter

A Morning With Mental Illness: An Open Letter

Already, in order to wake up and have a chance at a productive, I need to think of every inch of my body. If I don’t do this my brain will run haywire and might suddenly decide I don’t have enough air to breathe. But hey, I could just smile, right.

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What My Childhood Diary Taught Me About Having A Mental Illness

What My Childhood Diary Taught Me About Having A Mental Illness

What I found as a result of my search was another dose of perspective, similar to that which came from writing the aforementioned letter. I don’t know if handwriting is still a live form of journaling, I am sure all the cool kids keep theirs digitally. Writing, journaling, etc. offer a unique form of perspective that doctors have long confirmed to be incredibly helpful for mental health because it keeps you letting things out, helps in organizing thoughts, and provides a place to put emotions which may not be welcome. Writing is a powerful defense which took me about twenty years too long to pick up again.

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Giving Myself Permission To Feel Better

Giving Myself Permission To Feel Better

If I am completely honest, I kind of thought that once I had gathered the courage to talk about my feelings with a stranger, that would be all I needed. That was the work. Sitting across the room from a therapist and reliving my nightmares was not easy. How could it that not be enough?

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What They're Really Saying When They Call You 'Sensitive'

What They're Really Saying When They Call You 'Sensitive'

It’s no secret that some words can be maliciously used to hit you right in the heart. To those who are working through their understanding of the world and feel at odds with how they are feeling versus what they are told they should be feeling –this story is for you.

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Dear Seventeen Year Old Me - A Letter To Myself 10 Years Ago

Dear Seventeen Year Old Me - A Letter To Myself 10 Years Ago

You’ll need to go through your journey to get there yourself, but I know you are holding onto a thread of hope that one day you will be okay. Okay is correct, but it won’t come in the form you think okay means right now.

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4 Things You Do After Growing Up With Narcissistic Parents

4 Things You Do After Growing Up With Narcissistic Parents

Narcissism Personality Disorder is a mental health issue which does not have to be synonymous with being mean or vindictive or even a bad parent. But when all those qualities align we, as children, are forced to learn bad habits in order to survive our toxic environment. Here’s a list that may help identify negative coping behaviors we may have picked up through our shared experiences as children of narcissists.

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Mxiety: The Origin Story

Mxiety: The Origin Story

The reason for starting this blog occurred to me while I was sobbing and gasping for air in panic. A little light bulb went off. Who else was out there, feeling this pain? Feeling like there was no hope?  Then I looked over to my husband. How many people were in his situation, feeling fine but unable to understand what the heck is up with their loved one? For the first time in a long while, I got out of bed with a purpose.

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