I was in the waiting room at the dentist office in a ton of pain, so I thought how can I improve the moment and practice some distress tolerance. I looked over at People Magazine on my right. The front cover depicted a photograph of Natalie Wood. Then I thought, “let’s make a list of… Continue reading My Must Watch Movie List
A few days ago someone complained about being in a bit of dazed haze. Perhaps, the bad allergy season he/she hypothesized. This is what I feel like all the time, with a dash of nausea, stomach pain, dizziness and other symptoms thrown in for good measure. I never know what will greet me when… Continue reading I’m Okay (Even though I’m not), You’re Okay (Even though You’re not)!
There are so many ways I get stuck in various emotional traps. Tonight I watched a documentary and got all emotional. It was overwhelming waves of emotion, crashing down on me. To describe what happens, where I go inside my head, that will take too long. Never mind that…Let’s focus on the solution. The solution… Continue reading How to Press Reset Part 1: Showers, Baths and Body Care
Here I am, still fighting. My life is not easy. Mental illness sucks and I really hate the stigma. I can not help that my brain chemistry is completely jacked up from all the medications, anesthesia, X-Rays and God knows what else they shot through and into my body when I was young. Not to… Continue reading Mental Illness: Feelings, Thoughts and Behaviors