There's a certain strength that comes along with being honest about where you need to be met. I've not had much trouble throughout my life being open about my chronic physical illnesses. Most of the time, I've not had a choice in being straightforward about what I need and what my limits are, as feeling… Continue reading Honest About Mental Illness
One of my least favorite things about myself has got to be my ever-changing emotional state. When you live with depression and anxiety – you can never really be sure when that under-tone of melancholy is going to rise to the surface and assault you. I’ve learned the only way to get out on the… Continue reading Changing Tides
I’ll have to say, having a chronic illness has certainly done nothing to aid in my fight against my anxiety. It seems like the more physical symptoms I exude, the more anxious I get. This makes sense really. The more physical symptoms I experience, the more I suddenly have to fear, or lose. The scariest… Continue reading Boundary Hunter
So, what sort of symptoms are you experiencing today? How many people have you told about them? Does your spouse know what you're feeling? Your friends? Your parents? Or, have you fallen silent because you're tired of bitching about something every single day? Something I battle daily is whether or not to open my mouth… Continue reading What’s Your Safe Word?
Being chronically ill comes with a lot of negative bullshit. Regardless of what you're sick with - you reap awful side effects and symptoms of whatever you're diagnosed with. Aside from everything you deal with on a daily basis, there's a symptom of chronic illness that no one really seems to talk about - guilt.… Continue reading Chronic Guilt