Tag: Depression

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, 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 …

Anxiety & Depression, Parenting

Lazy, Sick, Depressed, or Unmotivated Mom Guide: 7 Minimal Effort Kid Activities with Big Rewards

Listen, I have a confession to make.  I am sometimes a lazy mom. 
Introverted personality combined with anxiety and depression and chronic illness have made me more than exhausted or wore down at times.  Even at my healthiest I have days where I am just NOT feeling it. 

Anxiety & Depression, Parenting

Dear Anxiety: You Will Not Take My Daughter Hostage

Dear Anxiety, You are a sneaky little bastard, aren’t you?  For as long as I can remember you have made your way into my life and riddled me in fear. Sometimes your presence is subtle and other times your presence engulfs me and swallows me whole. You love to remind me who is in control.  …

Anxiety & Depression, Divorce

One Flawsome Momma: Identity Crisis

After my separation, I realized that I had alienated myself from relationships FOR me.  I also realized that I alienated myself from experiences FOR me.  If I wanted to go somewhere or do something and it wasn’t kosher to HIM, then I didn’t do it.  I felt like as a family unit we had to do …

Anxiety & Depression, Divorce

Divorce: From Fear to Inspiration

Inspired.  It’s been a long time since I truly felt it to my core.  Waking up with purpose.  Killing it during the day.  Staying up late to complete a project, or research, or write verses staying up late ridden with anxiety and depression and fear.  Today, I felt it.  Truly.  Inspired by my work.  Inspired …