Perfectionism, PTSD And How I’m Learning To Overcome The Hustle Mentality

The hustle mentality is the unwavering desire and continuous commitment to acquire satisfaction with your life and status based on what's important to you and the goals you set for yourself. If your goal is financial comfort, making money is pivotal to your hustle; if your goal is fitness, exercising, and eating healthy is pivotal … Continue reading Perfectionism, PTSD And How I’m Learning To Overcome The Hustle Mentality

How I’m Overcoming the Fear of “What Ifs” as Someone With Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD

Lists, Questions and Mental Emails  For me, most mornings consist of waking up worrying about what the day will bring. From overthinking decisions I made in the past or ones I must make in the present to a long list of "what ifs" plaguing my ability to access any type of relaxation and peace, I … Continue reading How I’m Overcoming the Fear of “What Ifs” as Someone With Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD

Trauma is more than Flashbacks

Everyone is familiar with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder these days. It went from being a little-known thing about veterans, to being a well-known problem. Many people define PTSD solely based on traumas like combat. However, trauma can be caused by many things. When I was just starting out in the dating world, I was with … Continue reading Trauma is more than Flashbacks

What Is It Like to Support a Sibling With a Mental Illness

Like most siblings, my brother and I fought, bugged each other but we also stood by each other, supported and encouraged each other. What makes our relationship unique, is my brother has a learning disability and lives with mental illness. He is very emotional and sensitive. My brother was about a year or two when … Continue reading What Is It Like to Support a Sibling With a Mental Illness

7 Things not to say to someone you love with PTSD

Whether we're talking about PTSD from the military, from an abusive relationship, or any other type of traumatic experience, there are some things that simply should never be said to a person with PTSD, and here are a few. 1. "Maybe you should talk about it" Well, that would probably be fantastic, only how do … Continue reading 7 Things not to say to someone you love with PTSD