Category Archives: mental illness

Help My Mama

I think that my mother really tried her best to love me. And she still does. Unfortunately, she’s had her own childhood trauma holding her back, combined with over 50 years of marriage to a narcissist. She never had a … Continue reading

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The Narcissistic Father

Over the last few weeks, I have been doing a great deal of soul-searching and thinking and it’s only now that I’ve come to the understanding that I am a child of a narcissistic father and this has impacted me … Continue reading

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The Universe Within

When you start the recovery process again after a setback, it’s like starting back at the beginning, only this time you have the advantage of knowing what didn’t work the last time. It’s almost like reliving the moving Groundhog Day … Continue reading

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Ignoring The Flags

I came to the realization today that my relatively impulsive decision to quit my comfortable, secure and routine job to take on a more challenging role was more of a symptom of my upcoming mental breakdown than a sign of … Continue reading

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No Surprise

Today is a sad day for me. I’m not depressed or anxious because of my mental illness which is usually why I experience sad days. Instead it’s because I was let down AGAIN by people I love. Not only people … Continue reading

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Forgiven

As I sit here this evening, once again reflecting on life, I realized that I finally feel like I am at the point in my life where I believe that I have forgiven myself. For most of my life, I … Continue reading

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Master of My Path

I’m not sure if I’m embracing this idea because I’ve matured and as a woman in my mid-forties, I honestly believe that what others think isn’t nearly as important to me as what I think, or if I’m far enough … Continue reading

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