A Family’s Perspective: Battling Addiction – Part 2

In Part 1, I discussed trauma my sister endured which led to our discovering the truth about her life as an addict. Over the next four months, we saw my sister only a couple of times. Between my work schedule and her desire to hide her life from the family, we were only permitted to … Continue reading A Family’s Perspective: Battling Addiction – Part 2

10 simple ways to break free from worry

Gosh it seems at times worry haunts me.  It’s either waiting around the next corner, or I feel so oppressive it is like a second skin. Over the years I have learned some ways to help me cope with, and to overcome my worries. Using deep breathing techniques.  Being aware of your breathing, and slowing … Continue reading 10 simple ways to break free from worry

Ablutophbia Symptoms and Treatment

Ablutophobia is the persistent and abnormal fear of bathing and tends to be more common in children and females, than males. It is a situational specific phobia and comes from the Latin word Ablutere which means “to wash off”. Symptoms Intense fear or anxiety Avoidance of bathing or washing Panic attacks Sweating Nausea Tantrums if … Continue reading Ablutophbia Symptoms and Treatment

5 Red Flags of Depression that People Often Miss

Depression has its stereotypes, just like anything else. When people think of depression, they don't think of someone laughing, but they think of someone very sad. Those who live with depression probably know this isn't always the case. My fiance owns a comic and gaming store, and lots of round pegs hang out with us. … Continue reading 5 Red Flags of Depression that People Often Miss

Seven Ways To Cope When Winter Takes a Toll on Your Mental Health

Often when winter rolls in and the dark, cold, shorter days begin it can really affect your mental health. Some individuals may suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder and may find though their mental health can be fairly good during the year, the winter may bring sadness, low energy, irritability and other negative symptoms. Others may … Continue reading Seven Ways To Cope When Winter Takes a Toll on Your Mental Health

Just Because I Look Okay, Doesn’t Mean I Am

For a while now I've been threatening to write a book about fighting against the stigmas placed on Mental and Physical illnesses, especially in reference to invisible disabilities. When exactly did it become a social norm to judge what a person may be going through inside themselves? For me, my physical illnesses play a large … Continue reading Just Because I Look Okay, Doesn’t Mean I Am

A Family’s Perspective: Battling Addiction – Part 1

My family never imagined we’d have to endure all that transpired in our lives over the past two years. If I didn’t have the relationship I have with Jesus Christ, one that brings me closer to God, I may not have walked through this very well at all, nor be the glue that held us … Continue reading A Family’s Perspective: Battling Addiction – Part 1

Advice On Controlling Your Emotions

Emotion is the thing that connects us as humans. There are generally two types of people, overly emotional people and people that claim that they feel very little emotion. Whether you're the former or the latter, everyone has issues controlling their emotions at one point. Personally, I identify with the overly emotional people, which in … Continue reading Advice On Controlling Your Emotions