Category Archives: Wellness

Getting “Better” 

I sometimes question if I’ll ever get better and it’s in those times that my brain tries to convince me that, “no, I won’t”. The last 12 years have been a constant battle to get on the right side of … Continue reading

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I Want To Be Me 

It’s the last day of 2016 and I like to take this day to reflect on all that happened in the year and what lessons I learned. It’s time for me to take stock of where I’m at and where … Continue reading

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The Comeback Kid 

After a setback in November 2015 that landed me in the hospital for a week and saw me once again being unable to work, I’m now preparing myself for another comeback. I’ve spent 2016 working hard to be the best … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Shame 

I grew up in an environment where emotions were often invalidated. At least the “negative” ones like fear, sadness and anger. I was often told to “toughen up”, “shut up or I’ll give you something to cry about”, or teased … Continue reading

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Recovery Doesn’t Happen in Isolation 

I’ve spent the last four weeks attending a pretty intense group therapy program, designed to enhance my emotional regulation skills, distress tolerance strategies and improve my interpersonal relationships and today, in a moment of reflection, I believe it’s been time … Continue reading

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My Kind Of Thanksgiving

Today, I am thankful that thoughts of suicide aren’t running rampant through my mind, for the first time in about a month. I’m thankful that I didn’t act on those thoughts when they were the loudest. I’m thankful for the … Continue reading

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