Fort Worth Stockyards

Fort Worth Stockyards

Depression has been kicking my tail the last few days. I didn’t want to get out of bed this weekend, but I needed to. The sun has been proven to improve your mood, so hubby and I decided to enjoy the nice weather and head to the stockyards. I truly had a good time, though […]

The fear and stigma of prescriptions for mental illness

Doctor visits and prescription medications

Mental illness has always come with stigma and judgement. Not just from outside sources. The internal is the most difficult to overcome. I’m stronger than this! Me, trying to overcome depression without help Personally, I’ve battled with this for years. It became so much worse after the abuse. Survivors are strong! Unfortunately, we also try […]

Save a life

How to Save a Life

I gave blood yesterday, but that’s not what I’m talking about. (Please focus on my smile, not the lack of makeup) As survivors, we doubt our worth. This is a fact that I hate admitting. I try to appear strong and confident, but I still hear his voice telling me I’m worthless. That’s why I […]

Leaving an abuser is NOT a failed relationship!

Overcoming the stigma of DIVORCE

I’ve been married more than once. This is “frowned upon” in various circles. Don’t worry folks, I’m not calling anyone out (but if you feel the pinch, I don’t mind stepping on toes). Before we begin:Trigger Warning! I will post calming pictures throughout this post. If you feel your anxiety building, focus on the picture […]

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How to Maintain Relationships with Family and Friends

“The phone works both ways.” People without social anxiety Oh, how I hate that phrase! It always comes after I’ve worked up the courage to ask a loved one to call anytime. They have no clue how many times I’ve thought about calling. What if they’re busy? I don’t want to interrupt. What if they […]

Survivor not victim

You are NOT a victim, you are a SURVIVOR!

Every time the media uses the term “victim,” I cringe. The term implies a current state of helplessness. You and I SURVIVED and got out! We are NOT helpless! Trigger Warning! I will post calming pictures throughout this post. If you feel your anxiety building, focus on the picture as you breath in 3..2..1..hold 3..2..1 […]

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To Do List For Survivors

Have you ever noticed checking one thing off your list motivates you to do more? The feeling of accomplishment as I make that mark or place that star always makes me smile a little.

What is a Mood Monitor and Why You Need One

For anyone with anxiety, depression, or any other challenges that could derail your dreams; a mood monitor can be a lifesaver! (Literally in many instances.) A mood monitor is the one person you check in with every day. The one who helps you to think through the panic. Who can help refocus your view on […]

Let’s do this!

I’ve been thinking of doing this for a while. There are too many people out there, suffering like I have (and still do). Talking to others who have survived what you are going through can be such a blessing. That’s what this is. Putting yourself out there is never easy. This is my way of […]