Life’s struggle of me vs me

struggle

I have written many blog posts sharing and explaining what my mental illness is like. I will continue to so that others can be educated and to let the others that suffer too know that they are not alone. This post is about another one of my struggles with depression. It’s my life’s struggle of me vs me. I understand that makes absolutely no sense but it will in the end. I truly believe there…


Shattered reflection

shattered reflection

I hate seeing who’s in the mirror Some days wishing it would disappear Other days feeling like it’s a fake Not sure how much more I can take   Why can others see me as whole when all I can see is the hole How can they see the life I gain when all I can see is the pain   Scars of this life have inspired a few But have teared me down a…


Voices of darkness

Voices of darkness

Voices of darkness is a poem explaining what it’s like for me living with depression. This is my personal experience with it. I also have a follow-up poem that shares the other side of it. The link to it will be at the end. Thank you for reading and hope it helps others.   From morning to night every day Here’s what the voices have to say Its never been anything positive Always repeating the…


Finding joy within the pain

I truly believe there are others that struggle during the Christmas season because I am one of them. I write this to share my story and to help myself in the healing process. It might have been just one Christmas years ago but it has had a negative effect on the rest of them since. Well until recently it has slowly changed for the positive. I know this sounds confusing but by the end you…


#LinkYourLife RoundUp Challenge 12/9/2016

Welcome! I am fortunate and honored to host the roundup again this week. In case this is your first time here, you can check out the last roundup I hosted. There are some pretty amazing bloggers below and encourage you to check them out. This roundup is also part of the #LinkYourLife facebook group. I hope you enjoy reading the following bloggers’ post as much as I did. Tricia Barker @triciateacher Standing Rock has been…


The struggles of an introvert

introvert struggles

There have been many blog posts written explaining what it’s like being an introvert. I felt the need to write my own blog post about it so that I can continue helping others understand what it truly feels like. I have written about my depression and anxiety previously. This is sorta a continuation of sharing the personal side of me. As you read this please remember that every introvert is not the same. We are…


#LinkYourLife RoundUp Challenge 11/4/2016

LinkYourLife RoundUp

Welcome to this week’s #LinkYourLife RoundUp Challenge. Here’s last week’s roundup to find out more info about this challenge and also to read the awesome work from other writers that was shared. I am lucky to be selected for this week’s roundup. I am honored to do this because I love to share the great work from others.  If you would like to know more about the #LinkYourLife movement to connect and share through several…


Mental health benefits from playing sports

bowling mental health sports

I always look forward to the fall season of the year. This is because the bowling league I am on begins. I love bowling. It has had a positive impact on my mental health. In my teenage years, it was soccer and wish I could participate in that sport today. I want to share with you how sports, in particular bowling, has helped with my mental health. Exercise It’s well known that any kind of…


3 important things we can learn from nature about life

nature

There are many things nature can teach us about life. We just have to take the time out of our busy lives to see them. This is very hard nowadays because of social media, smartphones, work, family, etc… I would like to help you by sharing 3 things I realized recently while taking a moment outside. I hope that this will encourage you to stop what you are doing and step outside more. Seasons of…


I am the author of my story

author survivor story

I always have a choice. I may not be able to prevent negative events in my life, but I can choose how I respond to them. As an adult, I have chosen to view my childhood adversity from the angle of my overcoming. This doesn’t erase my personal history or the existence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in my life, but it does take me from a victim mentality (this is still happening and it…


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