Mental Health

A Singular View

I used to wish I could see the world differently.  That I could stop thinking so much, and feeling so intensely.  That I could be just like everyone else seemed to be: normal.  I realize now that normal doesn’t really exist.  Embrace your experience.  It’s the only one you have, and I believe ... read more

Into the Light

There will be days when darkness tries to overtake you, and the choice of happiness seems completely impossible.  That’s OK.  Losing a battle doesn’t mean losing the war. read more

Recover Playfully

Growing older doesn’t mean letting go of fun and play, or losing touch with your inner child.  Recovery requires loving all parts of yourself, and if you’re too serious in the process, you’ll want to give up.  It doesn’t matter what people think–I like bunnies, glitter and ... read more

Out of the Darkness

Some days are a struggle for me.  I feel alone.  I feel scared.  I feel like hiding.  And then I remember that my life isn’t just mine.  I don’t exist in a vacuum.  I influence everything around me whether I want to or not.  For years I ran from that, and tried to pretend I didn’t ... read more

Smell the Roses

Life offers up a lot of difficulty and challenge.  The only thing we have control over is our own attitude.  Do you focus on the light or the darkness?  Ultimately, it’s up to you. read more