A Look at This Year

In 2018 I went back to therapy after a number of years. In 2019, I remained in therapy and started trying different medications and little life changes. I also started this blog in January 2019, so really it is my 1 year anniversary here, yay! However, I had a mini “failure” here. My goal was […]

Keep Trying to Find What Works for You

Over the summer I wrote a post about how I had some psychological testing done to really find out what’s going on in my brain. I’m the kind of person where I always need really, really clear answers i can understand. This is when I found out that I actually have a mood disorder called […]

Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month and this touches so many people around the world. You could be someone that survived an attempt, lost a family member, lost a friend, someone still struggling, or be an ally to the mental health community. This is so important. Suicide rates are not only alarming in the U.S. There […]

My Psychological Testing

About a month ago I had a series of psychological tests done. I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while since my therapist and I started discussing it. Honestly, I didn’t even know there were tests, let alone how many there are! This will be a longer post, but I hope it’s helpful for […]

Sometimes You Need to Shop Around

Going to therapy can be tough – especially if you have never gone before. It can even be tough if you used to go, and go back again, which is okay! I had a therapist when I was younger and after a while, we just didn’t click anymore. I wasn’t connecting and opening up as […]

Have Some Healthy Competition!

Something that I struggle with on a daily basis is comparing myself to others – that’s been an issue for me for as long as I can remember. There is a fine line between looking to others for inspiration vs. comparing yourself in an unhealthy way. Sometimes my jealousy can get the best of me […]

Refining Your Mondays

We all know the Monday blues – some know it more than others. For me it’s been a little more tough than usual since I don’t live with my boyfriend and him and my family aren’t in the same place as me anymore. Although I love my independence and living in Chicago – it can […]

Sleeping with Anxiety

One of the wonderful possible side effects of anxiety is having some sort of sleeping problem. Of course it is different for each person; not everyone with anxiety has a sleeping problem, and not everyone with a sleeping problem has anxiety. Anyways, if you are one of those people that has a lot of issues […]

Working From Home and Mental Health

Working remote, home-based, telecommuting – all of these terms for working from home has been increasing immensely since 2005, by 115% to be exact. About 3.9 million U.S. employees (2.9%) work from home at least half of the time. In the next ten years it is predicted that 38% of full time staff will be […]

Fiddle Pack!

In my last post I mentioned one of the reasons I finally opened up about my dermatillomania (skin-picking disorder) was because I found the Picking Me Foundation (NFP). I decided to see what came up when I put dermatillomania in the search bar on Instagram – they were the first account to come up. Not […]