Borderline Girlfriend

Not gonna lie- I can have my crazy moments, I am that Borderline Girlfriend. That’s just something that comes with having Borderline Personality Disorder. And I say “crazy” as a reclaimed word. I can call myself crazy, but if other people do then I will verbally kick their asses. Or just do my creepy smile and nod. It depends on […]

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“They’d Be Better Off Without Me”

“They’d be better off without me.” There was a very dark point in my life where I believed this to be true. From the outside looking in, it made no sense. I had a loyal husband who loved me, the sweetest little girl in the world, we had just bought our forever home the year prior, and I had a […]

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Exercises To Help With Depression

So, you have just woken up and the first thing that crosses your mind is a negative or depressive thought. “Ugh, I have to go to work” or “Man I did not sleep well at all”. What should you do?  Exercise! Research has provided evidence that supports the notion of exercise improving ones mood. Exercise can decrease depressive symptoms, anxiety, […]

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Surviving the Holidays When You’re Mentally Ill

The Ultimate “How To” Guide for Surviving the Holidays When You’re Mentally Ill What is your favorite holiday?  Do you like watching scary movies and dressing up for Halloween? How about all the delicious food at Thanksgiving dinner? Do you like giving gifts to loved ones on Christmas morning?  Staying up all night on New Year’s? My favorite, hands down, […]

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How Poor Boundaries Affect Mental Health

Last year, I had poor boundaries and my mental health was severely affected. So I decided-finally- to set boundaries and stick with them. I did the work for people to achieve goals instead of giving them the tools to do it themselves. I would become stressed out, anxious and overall irritable! The only thing I knew to do was to […]

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5 Ways To Support Someone with Depression

Do you or a loved one have a diagnosis of depression? Maybe you haven’t been diagnosed with depression but you have times where you feel down, depressed, “blue”, or don’t have energy? Unfortunately, depression is a common illness. According to the World Health Organization, depression affects more than 300 million people of all ages around the globe, and is the […]

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Why You Should Invest In Yourself

Why you should invest in yourself? What do you do to make that happen? Its simple you cannot grow and develop if you are not focusing and investing in yourself. You also cannot invest in others more than they invest in themselves. You can want the best for someone but if they just want “good enough” they are only going […]

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How To Be Productive With Depression

Needing some tips to be productive with depressed? How often has it happened that your counselor has told you that you have to “retrain your brain” or “combat the symptoms”. While this is all true counselors- including myself- do not always give details on what that means.  When a depressive episode is severe it can limit one to their bed, […]

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How To Cope With Anxiety

Knowing how to cope with anxiety helps improve quality of life. We may all fall victim to nervous jitters before an interview or before meeting someone new. However anxiety is different from nervous jitters. Anxiety can severely impact the ability to function properly within society. What is anxiety? Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a mental disorder that causes excessive anxiety and […]

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