My Mental Closet

Trigger Warning: Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. I am on the path of self discovery and healing but sometimes I get triggered and the depression takes over. I often have circular thinking where I spiral downward to … More My Mental Closet

Happy Holidays? NOT More Like Traditions and Triggers!

Trigger Warning: Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. Everyone has his or her own journey. We each have our own triggers and interpretations of life. My intent is to add in the healing process not cause anxiety or pain. … More Happy Holidays? NOT More Like Traditions and Triggers!

Rising After the Darkness – The Secret of Thoughts

Having experienced verbal, sexual, emotional, and physical abuse, I often get lost in a pattern of negative thoughts and despair. One thing leads to another and I forget that I get to choose. I can’t cope with life. I start having nightmares about my X. I go into survival mode and everything seems hard. Sometimes … More Rising After the Darkness – The Secret of Thoughts

To The Rescue

Trigger Warning: This post is all about triggers. Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. I am grateful for those who look out for those who need help getting out of an abuse situation. I have my own heroes … More To The Rescue

Triggers

Trigger Warning: This post is all about triggers. Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. Big or small, often or rare triggers are real and can be debilitating. The term trigger is used to refer to experiences that “re-trigger” … More Triggers

Broken Image

As I look in the mirror what do I see? A broken image looking back at me. I see my imperfections, faults, and weaknesses. I have spent the majority of my life comparing myself to others and finding reasons why I am not as desirable, lovable, or as good as someone else. I have also … More Broken Image

Depression and Anxiety Don’t Always Look the Same

Looking back on my life I realized my depression and anxiety have not always manifested the same as they do now. When a co-worker made a statement about what a “Depressed Person” would look like. I paused and almost laughed, clearly he has no idea I suffer from depression, nor does he really know what … More Depression and Anxiety Don’t Always Look the Same

Interpretations from My Childhood – Want Me

Warning: Post contains information that may trigger some people, but I feel it is important to share. Recently I have been experiencing triggers that I have been working through in counseling. As I have exploring these triggers, some of the concepts I have learned have started making more sense to me. Our lives are full … More Interpretations from My Childhood – Want Me

Exploring NORMAL

Normal does not exist as personal characteristic. It is all relative to your family, friend, culture, country etc. Let me explain. I grew up striving to be NORMAL, a normal size, a normal weight, a normal girl (I was a tomboy), a normal reader, a normal student. I wanted to fit in and to be … More Exploring NORMAL