Having been together for some time, we have developed a routine - anxiety and me. But it does not mean our relationship lacks surprise. Anxiety continues to bring the unexpected into my life. A lot of people do not understand what it means to live with mental illness. Some people view it as a mechanism … Continue reading Me and My Anxiety
I have been meaning to write. Really I have... Have I? Really? I have noticed that my commitment to my writing (whether my musings or my adventures with Type 1 Diabetes) is terribly inconsistent. And I don't how to change that... Or if I even can. This last week or so has been an absolute struggle. My blood … Continue reading Mind Junk
Body Image: a person's perception of the aesthetics or sexual attractiveness of their body. Body Dysmorphia: a mental health disorder* that often occurs in people with other mental health struggles, like anxiety, depression and OCD. * DISORDER: in which a person cannot stop thinking about one or more perceived flaws in their appearance that is … Continue reading Broken Body, Mangled Mind
I have not always been vocal about my mental health issues. But I have always written about my feelings. Somewhere (in my unsorted chaotic mess of teenage stuff) there were books and books of my ramblings. But those were lost somewhere along my timeline. If I am truthful, it is likely I did a BIG … Continue reading Am I a resilient thing?
Change can be good. Really good. But it can also be really scary. Type 1 Diabetes is also really scary at times. So, I would think it only natural to fall in to and stick with a system that appears to be working for you. The KNOWN. What we know makes us feel comfortable. Puts … Continue reading Pumped Up: Part 2