I’ve been thinking a lot about my blog and what I really want to accomplish. I want to use my past experiences to help others.. but how? I mean–how can I help in a unique way? One thing I have to offer is medical records. Having these records allows me to be very accurate and objective while telling my story. When I first started going … Continue reading How can I help?
The most important thing I have learned from her is that if you appreciate what you have and focus on the good in life, you will be free to enjoy your blessings. Continue reading Aria’s Smile
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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
I’m selfish. Most people respond to that statement with, “we’re all selfish—we have to be selfish in order to be healthy—in order to take care of another we have to take care of ourselves.” I’ve known how selfish I am for a while and it’s not your average selfish. I’ve always blamed the fact that I’m an only-child and I was spoiled growing up. … Continue reading I AM SELFISH
I debated on whether or not I wanted to share this, because I didn’t want it to seem like I was begging for money. I came to the conclusion that this is just a part of the process if I want to accomplish my goals. Starting my blog has given me a sense of purpose that I have never felt before. I strive to help … Continue reading Donate
If you look at Robert. W Banes’ Facebook, you’ll find a lot of funny meme’s and jokes. He’s clever and quick witted–but if you take a closer look, you will see that he carries a lot of pain and he’s not afraid to share his deepest thoughts. He’s a fighter; whether you’re dealing with physical pain or demons that follow you, he can relate. Follow … Continue reading Share Your Truth Project: Robert W. Banes
Taylor Alton is not only strong and courageous, but she’s also one of the kindest people you could meet. She has an incredibly positive, uplifting attitude and it really seems to be contagious. Taylor is all about balance; she takes her physical health very seriously, spending time at the gym and eating healthy–she takes care of her home and her beautiful daughter–and she also runs … Continue reading Share Your Truth Project: Taylor Alton