Like many others in the world, I have struggled with low self-esteem for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately, there have been many times that my feelings of worthlessness have built up so much that I cannot bear to be in my own skin. The negative judgments that I have been told or thought … Continue reading Life Lesson #2: That’s a person.
I felt so good last week. For three days straight I was full of energy and feeling more positive than ever. I would go to work and school and then go home and do as much as I could. I painted, drew, planted, cleaned, shopped, cooked, and made lists. I felt like I had to … Continue reading The Bad Days Make the Good Days Sweeter
Sifa and broke up a lot before we got married. While that's probably pretty normal it was an ordeal for the both of us. I loved Sifa but anxiety kept overtaking me and it often ended in me breaking up with him. I had told him about my emotional struggles at the beginning of our … Continue reading How Medication Saved My Relationship
Over the past few years I have learned a lot of different things about myself. Therapy has helped me to accept and love many of the attributes that I have, but it has also helped me to see the things that I need to work on. One of the biggest things that I have struggled … Continue reading Life Lesson #1: You can never make everyone happy.
For years I fought the idea of needing medication. Whenever someone suggested it I thought that it was not for me. Some of my thoughts were contradictory, but I still thought them. Medication can't solve psychological problems.Only really crazy people need medication.I'm not like those people.I don't need medication, I just need to.... (lose weight, … Continue reading Fight the Stigma: Get Medication if You Need It
Sifa was so supportive when I was first considering my internship in Puerto Rico. He has always wanted me to reach my goals and get the education that I want. He did, however, worry about my mental health while I was there. I worried about it too. I have learned that Sifa really likes me … Continue reading Taking Care of my Plants (& Myself)
Yesterday I started seeing a counselor again. Even though I know that counseling is the right move for me right now, there is always a fear that when I share my life with someone they will reject me. About two years ago I went to the counseling center at my university to ask for help. … Continue reading Finding a Counselor That Fits Your Needs