On Matching the Recovery to the Work

I'm super tired lately, and feeling intense effects of that on my physical and mental well being, but it's also good, because I have a tendency to go all in headfirst and overload and overwhelm and burn out and quit, and I'm learning to recognize what my body and mind need vs what I want, [...]

Momming with Mental Illness

Hey Y'all! I've decided to begin a series on how my mental illness interacts with my parenting in different areas. I figure that if i am facing these challenges, I can't be alone, and maybe sharing how I struggle and how I cope will encourage and embolden others. Maybe there will even be a few [...]

Vacation Rest: Not how I planned, but better.

We've been back a couple weeks now from our annual week at the beach with our best friend Max, and for the first time ever, I'm still finding myself actually refreshed and renewed. Usually after a vacation (since kids, anyway) I need another vacation to recover, but not this time. I truly found some recovery [...]

His Power, My Weakness

That's what this week has been all about.  I knew something was off when I came out of therapy on Monday night feeling dejected. It was a very good session, with lots of me getting to share victories and growth and a lot of positivity- there's no reason I should have felt down. Tuesday I [...]

Overtired

I had something more fun I wanted to write about today. It was gonna be funny and insightful and, hopefully inspiring. It still will be, when I write it. But today, I need to be real about a different topic, and maybe it'll still be inspirational, but in a different way. Maybe it'll make you [...]

Small Changes, Big Improvement

Just because the growth isn't in public places and visible to everyone doesn't mean it's not happening, that it's not good or significant. -EI feel like so much is changing in me for the better. I also feel ashamed (there it is again!) that from the outside, unless you're in the extreme inner circle, you [...]