You'd think at 7.5 months my son would be able to wrap his head around how his behavior affects me, but here we are. Kids, right??
I'm not feeling great tonight. I thought I was in the clear last week once I had my self-care day. Instead, I ended up getting some sort of manageable-but-unpleasant viral infection on the same day. In other words, I transitioned directly from feeling mentally unwell to feeling physically unwell. I thought I was in the …
It's much better to move toward the light than to drag the light further into the darkness.
Over the years, treatment has served as a psychological fire drill. I talk things out and discuss strategies in therapy so that I'm prepared when the next depressive episode comes around.
Using the right words in the right place can be a daunting task... Somehow, we have to find the right combination of syllables that gives us dignity and respect, describes our circumstances truthfully, and chooses accuracy over sugarcoating.
It doesn't matter what you did or didn't do that led up to this moment; what matters is going out there and showing that goal it made a big mistake by underestimating you.
Seeing as loved ones are there to love and support us when we need them most, it makes perfect sense to make sure they're along with us for our journeys - even if we need time to ourselves, too.
If you're trying one of your self care strategies, and it doesn't seem to be helping, you owe it to yourself to move on to the next thing on the list.
Forget what you already have; add a few more things to your collections now, wait a few months, then add the rest.
When we re-brand ourselves, remember: changing how the can looks on the outside doesn't mean what's inside is different.