Mental Health, Opinion, self care

Mama Said

I didn't sleep well Sunday into Monday. I woke up with a sore back and high fasting blood sugar. I ate a leftover mini-quiche then felt nauseous and had intense diarrhea. The Metformin is like that. I scrolled through my twitter feed to find more bad news, more negativity, more sad pictures, and more reminders… Continue reading Mama Said

Bereavement, Mental Health, Opinion

What Depression Looks Like

In the wake of celebrity suicide there is always an initial push on social media encouraging those who are living with depression and/or suicidal tendencies to reach out if they're considering taking their life. But, the problem is it's just not that easy. While it's a really nice sentiment, most of the time if you're… Continue reading What Depression Looks Like

Bereavement, cancer, motherhood, Thirties, writing

Memory Lane: My Faucet Is Leaking

I'm starting a new series here where I'm sharing old posts from past blogs and giving them new life. I published this in July 2015, just a few months after my mother's cancer diagnosis. Rereading these words, almost three years later, is a surreal experience. And I wanted to share them. "The Faucet Is Leaking"… Continue reading Memory Lane: My Faucet Is Leaking

Marriage, Mental Health, motherhood, Opinion, Parenthood, Thirties

When Someone You Love Loves Someone With A Mental Illness

Navigating the difficult journey of loving someone with a mental illness is a daunting task, requiring more grace and resolve than most people think they're capable of. When we look at someone who has a physical illness or disability, we can see how cruel it would be to leave a person in the midst of… Continue reading When Someone You Love Loves Someone With A Mental Illness

Bereavement, Mental Health, Parenthood, Thirties

Deep Quiet – Finding Calm In The Midst Of Panic

I started having panic attacks in high school. I didn't know that's what they were at the time. I thought maybe something was wrong with my brain. I blamed them on lack of sleep or not eating enough for breakfast.  Like clockwork they'd arrive, first period, about 20 minutes into the school day. I'd be… Continue reading Deep Quiet – Finding Calm In The Midst Of Panic