Since April was cancer awareness month, today I'll be sharing some tips on prevention and coping mechanisms for if a loved one has been diagnosed or fighting this hideous disease. Personally, I have lost many loved ones from cancer. However, the scariest part of all of it, for me at least, is that kids (yes … Continue reading Cancer Awareness Month
"Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it's something that it doesn't get a day off." ~ Demi Lovato I remember it like it was yesterday, the day I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. Monday December 16, 2013 (at around 5pm). It was a gloomy day, which I find … Continue reading My journey to recovery
It's no surprise that I'm a fan of Demi Lovato, and have been since as long as I can remember (back to the Camp Rock & Sonny With A Chance days). But when I heard she went into rehab for, at the time was told as, "physical and emotional issues," I was taken aback. To … Continue reading Mental Health in The Media
When it comes to mental illness, there’s still a current of suspicion and blame running through the church.
In my honest opinion, I believe that everyone, at some point, has experienced caregiver burnout. Also, I believe that there are more cases of caregiver burnout than we'd like to admit too - meaning it's a lot more common than we think. I know for me personally, I've experienced caregiver burnout an amplitude of times … Continue reading Caregiver Burnout
There are many things I want to share with my children, many things I want to teach them as they grow. My anxiety is not one of those things. If you're a worrier like I am or have anxiety (I find they usually go hand-in-hand like a well-committed couple), it's easy to unwittingly "share" your … Continue reading End the Anxiety Cycle
The heat comes early. A Bible lay on the bench, out of reach unless I get up. I close my eyes against the slant of light, and against the air stirred by the blades of the ceiling fan. I lean my head back, resting it on the cushy part of my chair. I don’t hear … Continue reading Wisdom Wednesday | Audacious Faith