Tag Archive: Mental Health

Today is the Day!!

Today is the day! Surviving Mental Illness Through Humor, the Anthology I have contributed to, is available! This Anthology by Alyson Rennick Herzig and Jessica McNeill Azar will help you see mental illness through the eyes of someone who has been there. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, it will pull at…

Remember This…This is You

What’s that under your frown? A smile that used to light up a room. A laugh that used to be contagious. Tell me a story about the time you had the most fun. Don’t leave out the good stuff. I want to see your frown fade and the spark you have inside come alive. I…

What my Goal for 2015 Should be

I had a whole list of 20…ok 17 things made up of what would make 2015 great. Things from cleaning the kitty litter regularly to practicing patience to trying a new activity. I looked at the list and became very overwhelmed. I can barely remember to match my socks let alone 20 things to make a…

Just Fake Smile

She wrapped her arms around me and held on longer than I would expect a co-worker to; her face a mixture of “I’m sorry,” and “I don’t know what to say so maybe I’ll hug you again.” Just as predicted her arms reached out for me again. I could feel the tears welling up in my…

It’s Not Time Yet

There’s a gray veil that covers the landscape and the skies are dark. That’s how it looks. Even though the sun is shining. I burrow deeper under the blanket and curl up tighter on the far end of the couch. I feel guilty for taking up this space, for not feeling like moving, for my continued sadness….

Feel the Sad

The air was cool and refreshing, sweeping away any sadness I had accumulated over the past week. It had been my idea to go to the pumpkin patch to look at the animals and the veggies, go on a wagon ride and pick some apples. On the outside my face said I was happy. And…

Hitting Send

I feverishly wrote, getting the words out of my head and onto the screen while the memories were still fresh. That’s the way I write, with inspiration that comes when I least expect it, quickly, and crawling out of my finger tips. I wanted my story told because I wanted others in the same situation…

Because When I Have a Bad Day We All Have a Bad Day

You’re agitated. You woke up angry. What’s going on? I’m fine. You’re not fine. You taking your meds properly? YES! why do you always ask me that? why can’t I just have a bad day? Because YOU don’t just have bad days. when you have a bad day we all have a bad day. ——————————…

Dressing in Colour

“How was your day?” “Good, but everyone was so surprised to see me wearing white.” “That’s becauase all you wear is black… it’s depressing, you were always sad. Now you’re happy, bright, wearing colours, and talking.” He’s right. There’s been a shift. And it’s spilling over into something so small as my clothing. Where I…