I woke up this morning. Today is my 25th Birthday. The sun was already shining when I opened my eyes. What an absolute blessing it is that I am alive to see this day. The beautiful gift of life has been something I have taken for granted for far too long. A lot of you […]
Maladaptive coping mechanisms fascinate me. Often times we know what we are doing hurts us but we do it anyway. Immediate stress relief is addictive. An entirely different part of the brain is responsible for impulsive behavior— as opposed to long term, carefully considered decision making. It’s our brain’s reward system. When we are used to using that part of the brain, I suppose it’s like exercising it.
One way or another, if human evolution is to go on, we shall have to learn to enjoy life more thoroughly. —mihály csíkszentmihályi1 In a blog I posted, Failure Is a Part of Success; If You Don’t Try, You Wont Succeed, I talked about how I was ‘holding it together’. How my husband and I […]
One of the apps that I’m trialing is isavemoney, click the link to download. Unfortunately this version is only compatible with android mobile devices.
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that wont work.
I write a lot about bi-polar, PTSD and self-medicating. It’s kinda my thing! I’ve been accused of using mental illness as an excuse or a crutch, and I feel the need to explain why I think it’s important to recognize a “diagnosable” mental disorder. I’m sure many people use mental illness as an excuse but […]
Wow, today is the day. I don’t even know how I got here, it seems like time has gone by so fast. I was just pregnant yesterday wasn’t I? Where did this 6 month old baby come from? It’s like a dream—it just doesn’t feel real.
When I was young I was overweight and extremely low in confidence. I had severe self-esteem issues from grade-school up until my junior year in high-school when I lost 60 pounds and started taking care of myself. When I was struggling I never wore make-up or even brushed my hair and I always wore baggy […]
I totally agree, I think that it’s incredibly irresponsible to ignore various contributing factors and on top of that over-looking the fact that they have the ability to influence millions of people in a potentially deadly way. Mental Health @ Home I have always been a big fan of the documentary program The Passionate Eye […]
Alfred Nobel was a man who dedicated his life to the development of explosives for warfare and construction. Newspapers had confused Ludvig Nobel’s death with Alfred’s, and published obituaries that read, “The Merchant of Death, is dead.” Upon reading these, Alfred was so torn by these obituaries that he amended his will, leaving almost all of his fortune to the cause of celebrating humanity: he created the Nobel Prize.
My journey towards becoming a therapist began when I was a junior in undergrad. I was diagnosed with panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder and went through my own counseling and psychiatric process. As I am also a Christian, I looked to my faith to help me through that time as well.
Kelci Jayde Gwatkin is more than just a beautiful woman, she is a woman who has endured trauma that most couldn’t imagine. She has shared her journey, after losing her baby boy shortly after he was born. Kelci’s story is hers to tell, and I hope to delve deeper into her past a future blog; […]