Little Thoughts, Big Feelings: Mental Illness & Motherhood

I thought for a long time that I would never have children. Not simply because I wouldn’t but because I shouldn’t. I had so many negative thoughts leading me to believe having children wasn’t the right path for me. Is it selfish to procreate when you are mentally ill? Most humans have an inherent desire to pass on their genes. There are a lot of … Continue reading Little Thoughts, Big Feelings: Mental Illness & Motherhood

Little Thoughts, Big Feelings: He would if he could…

A couple of weeks ago I said to my husband “You are not allowed to have feelings for the next month!!!” If he is tired, I’m twice as tired. If he is sore, I’m twice as sore. Every inch of my body is in pain and swollen and I’m barely getting enough sleep to survive. I’m 9.5 months pregnant and ready to get this thing out … Continue reading Little Thoughts, Big Feelings: He would if he could…

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Are you being deceived?

Cognitive Distortions II Are you being deceived? Imagine that you’ve just taken a pill that makes you feel as though your leg has just been severely broken. You have no physical injury and it’s perfectly safe to walk but you are in complete agony. Your goal is to overcome the pain and walk, or maybe even run. This is what comes to mind when someone asks me … Continue reading Are you being deceived?