Anxiety & Depression, Bipolar, Inspirational, Mental Health, Mental Illness

When Love Overrides Guilt and Shame

Today I went back to work. I was nervous.  There’s something about depression and it’s ability to twist and turn your thoughts into outlandish, negative distortions. I’ve always felt extreme guilt over being away while caring for myself.  My psychiatrist tells me “if you had diabetes and you were sick you would need to take …

Anxiety & Depression, chronic illness, Inspirational, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Overthinking

When you feel held back from greatness because of your Mental Illness 

This hit home for me tonight… I’m laying in bed, still slightly lethargic from my latest depression and new med addition.   But, in my head, are finally clearing thoughts that aren’t so negative.  It’s like the cloud is lifting and my creativity is again infusing the brain that felt useless for a whole week. …

Anxiety & Depression, Bipolar, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Parenting

When Momma Has An Eeyore Day

This week was tough. I fell into my first full depressive episode since I was diagnosed Bipolar II.  Being aware of what was happening and not being able to stop the cycle was frustrating to say the least. I’ve felt it coming for a couple weeks now, but was fighting against it. Monday was hard …

Anxiety & Depression, Bipolar, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Uncategorized

Bipolar II: It was more complicated than Major Depression

It’s been some time since I’ve sat down to write.  The last time I posted, I wrote about how I was slipping into another “funk”, but attempted to maintain some positivity and insight – trying to convince myself more than my readers. That particular “funk” turned into a Major Depressive Episode.  Not anything I haven’t …

Anxiety & Depression, chronic illness, Inspirational, Uncategorized

One Flawsome Momma: What is a FUNK? And what to do about it.

In a funk? Me too.   Affiliate Disclosure: I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.  Any products I suggest are based on personal experience and I share them because I …

FIERCE Women, Parenting, Relationships, Uncategorized

Breaking Free From the Chains of Abuse

The following is a Guest Post by a fellow blogger who has overcome the odds and not only survived, but thrived after enduring an abusive relationship.  It is my priviledge to have this platform to share inspiring stories from everyday women – to inspire those of us who are battling our own set of difficult …

Inspirational, Intentional Living

Cluttered Space, Cluttered Spirit: One Week Later

It’s currently storming in North Carolina and I’m sitting with my feet kicked up feeling pretty proud of the work I’ve put in this week. I talked in my previous post about how Clutter can feel so overwhelming – that was 8 days ago.  I typically try to post a few times a week, but it …

Inspirational, Intentional Living

Cluttered Space, Cluttered Spirit: The Miracle Morning Solution

Have you ever realized that the amount of clutter in your home is a direct correlation of the clutter in your mind and heart? Clutter, wherever it exists, is overwhelming. It causes stress and anxiety. It feels insurmountable. I often look around and wonder, “where should I start?” And in the past, the overwhelm would …

Inspirational, Relationships

Unlock Your Happiness: The Truth About Expectations

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Expectations. We all have them.  For ourselves.  For our relationships.  For our families, friends, and peers.  For how we thought life should look.   The problem with expectations is that it requires perfection.  There is no room for error or unplanned events.  And when things don’t go as we planned, …

Anxiety & Depression, FIERCE Women

How Creativity Cured My Anxiety & Tips For Those Who Suffer

Creativity cured my anxiety. Or maybe I finally allowed my anxiety to fuel my creativity.    I have struggled my entire life with anxiety, and if you’ve read my blog at all you know I’ve also suffered from debilitating panic attacks and depression since the fall of my marriage. For those of you who don’t …