feeling lost

Find Yourself When You Feel Lost

How to: Find yourself when you feel lost “Know first who you are, then adorn yourself accordingly.” – Epictetus Whether you’re struggling with mental illness, going through a rough time, or starting a new chapter in your life, there are some things you can do to help find yourself when you feel lost. I believe there are times in everyone’s…

Continue Reading

ten things I hate about life

Ten Things I Hate About Life

Ten Things I Hate About Life – An Original Poem By Me. I’m having a bad day. Well, I wasn’t having a bad day. But then…people happened. What is wrong with people anymore? There is such a lack of compassion, kindness and empathy for others, it’s appalling. Everywhere I go, this is all I find. I’ve never seen so many…

Continue Reading

how to deal with a sociopath

How to Deal with a Sociopath

How to deal with a sociopath – antisocial personality disorder. The answer to how to deal with a sociopath is actually very simple. You don’t. I know, it’s probably not the answer you were expecting. But this is the only answer if you want to stay emotionally healthy. There are tons of articles and posts from medical experts and health…

Continue Reading

what is mindful thinking

What is Mindful Thinking?

What is mindful thinking, and how can it help you? What is mindful thinking? Well, I’m glad you asked. It is, after all, a very important question. And once you have the answer, it has the potential to change your life. I’m going to explain it in my own words – what it means to me, and how I use…

Continue Reading

having a mother with bipolar

What is Having A Bipolar Mother Like?

Having a bipolar mother – what life is like. Having a bipolar mother makes life…interesting, to say the least. I guess everyone’s experience is different, but mine is the only one I know. If you’ve read my post on causes of anxiety and depression, I give some details of what it was like having a bipolar mother as a child.…

Continue Reading

The hole in the sidewalk poem

The Hole In The Sidewalk Poem

What does the hole in the sidewalk poem represent? The hole in the sidewalk poem is pretty popular among counselors and therapists, and for good reason. That’s actually where I first became aware of the existence of this particular poem. From my counselor. I got a printed copy to take home with me to read. At first, I sort of…

Continue Reading

today will be a good day

Good Days – Feeling Better. Today Will Be a Good Day

Today will be a good day. I’m feeling better today, much more like myself, I can tell today will be a good day. I saw my counselor today, which always makes me feel better. She helps me to see things in a different perspective. It’s also great having someone to talk to that understands. She’s also really cool; down to…

Continue Reading

when does life get easier

When Does Life Get Easier?

My thoughts for the day: When does life get easier? Is there even an answer to that question? I honestly believed that once I became an adult, life was going to be so much better. I suppose that’s one of my flaws, I’m a hopeless daydreamer. Always thinking that things are magically going to fall into place, and everything will…

Continue Reading

what causes anxiety and depression

What Causes Anxiety and Depression?

What actually causes anxiety and depression? Well, it depends. There are many factors that can cause anxiety and depression to be triggered. It’s different for everyone. But I believe there are some fairly common themes that come into play. I’m no medical doctor, but it honestly doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out. Here’s my take on different…

Continue Reading

Anxiety and Depression

Coping with Anxiety and Depression

Coping with anxiety and depression – The beginning. So, this is my first of many posts to come. I decided to create this blog for several reasons. My main reason, however, is to help others. There are so many of us out there who are coping with anxiety and depression, and it can be a lonely journey. I want you…

Continue Reading