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. Continue reading Guest post by Johnzelle Anderson: Faith & Mental Health
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; she has taught me so much about the grieving process, … Continue reading Guest Post by: Kelci Jayde Gwatkin
I’ve been having a torrid love affair with Reddit since we met, not long ago. One awesome bloggers tool I found there was Blog Wondering. A large part of blogging is networking, if you want to get your blog out there, that is. There is a community of bloggers and you can learn a lot from them. Using the Blog Wondering website you can map … Continue reading Blog Wondering?
The title says it all, I’m looking for guest bloggers to diversify my blog! Submit your blog via e-mail, email@example.com. I will be picking blogs that I think will resonate with my audience so don’t take it personally if you aren’t chosen 🙂 Continue reading Looking for guest bloggers!
“Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.” https://www.helpguide.org/articles/mental-health/laughter-is-the-best-medicine.htm/ Here are a couple of advertising/ architectural flops to keep you laughing! Continue reading Advertising Fails! Laugh for your Health & Decrease Stress
Enter the Altruistic Blogger Contest for a chance to win $25 and to have your post featured on MyAria! Continue reading The Altruistic Blogger Contest!
My therapist always encouraged me to write. She gave me a journal—a few actually, which I always lost somehow. I liked the idea of keeping a journal but I didn’t know how to make it fun. “I had eggs for breakfast. I sat down to journal at 10 a.m., et cetera…et cetera” I liked the idea of tracking my life but I just didn’t enjoy … Continue reading Can writing heal?
I’m sitting here, in a slightly dark room watching lights projected on the wall as they move in fascinating patterns. The lights are meant for my 4 month old daughter but I like them too. Usually when I write, the words jump out of my head, flowing onto the paper with perfect cadence. There’s something that I’ve been wanting to address for a while now, … Continue reading Should I Forgive My Rapist?
During recovery, it’s important to have goals—distractions—something to work toward. My blog has done just that and my supporters have helped me continue to focus. Today I’ve felt depression take hold. Depression doesn’t have to be symptomatic of an outside influence; it isn’t in this case. Depression, to me, feels like my body is enveloped in one of those tar face masks. I know, odd … Continue reading Down The Rabit Hole: A Downward Spiral to Deep Depression
I sit here, curled up in a blanket on the couch, my computer on my lap. Yesterday something happened that lead to a new experience. My brain is racing and I feel as though my body is disassociated from my mind. The words I write just poor out of my head onto what I perceive as paper, though it’s just a laptop screen. I’m exhausted, … Continue reading A Blessing in Disguise