The Struggle Is Real

People that know me know that once I get something in my head to do something it’s go for broke.  I’m sold and in it to win it (at least my version of winning).  Thinking back I see pictures in my head of the faces of people as I told them what and how I…

Cringe Worthy

No matter how often someone tells us we look fine or we sound okay sometimes we just don’t believe it.  Sometimes our disbelief is justified and other times (I believe more often than not) it is not.  The twang of an accent or an eye that sits just a little lower than the other eye…

Joyful Truth

Today people go about with the mindset that one person’s truth is another man’s doubt and although that seems to be a good philosophy to live by it does nothing for the hard knocks that life can give you.  I started this blog because of the pain I read in comments on videos of the internet…

Loneliness

As the world becomes smaller with the advances in technology it would seem that people should never be lonely.  Yet, a person can be lonely in a group of friends.  Feeling alone in a room full of friends sounds impossible right? However to some who have experienced loneliness it is not so far fetched.  Loneliness…

Let’s Do Something Fun!

I know I have been pretty serious…disease and suffering can do that to a person.  But I want to let you know that when facing a life challenge we get benefits like learning, laughing at oneself and exploring who we truly are, by this we may discover that we can do things that we thought…

New Year, New Mental You

We have weight loss goals, travel and job goals every new year of our lives, those are good things because it says that we have evaluated our lives the past year and consistently found that an area needs change.  The follow through is where we tend to struggle because with change there come resistance against…

Hope In the Face of Trials

Agoraphobia along with panic attacks has touched my life quiet closely.  There are some others but right now I want to focus on a friend that suffers from the aforementioned mental illnesses which have plagued her since she was in elementary school.  Her type of agoraphobia is, in short brought on mostly by open spaces,…

Fear

At the root of many problems in life is fear.  Fear causes us to stop pursuing dreams, reaching goals or just doing what we need to do to get on with daily life.  I believe fear is one of the human emotions that are coal for the flame of mental illness.  Panic and anxiety disorders…

Bullying and Mental Illness

*disclaimer:  The thoughts in this post are my own opinions expressed in order to engage public thought on the negative effects of bullying and a possible connection to mental illness.  They are in no way backed by data, research or study as far as I am aware of but are my personal observations and reflections….

The Face of Mental Illness

Silent killers and disfiguring diseases capture the headlines and hearts of all around us.  It’s understandable and a necessary need to bring to the forefront of those whose attention and resources combined have the ability to arrest the maladies that plague our lives. I believe that it is our responsibility to relentlessly bring to our consciousnesses…