feeling anger

Why didn’t anyone tell me that anger is a valid way to express feelings? That it could be anger and safe at the same time? Why am I 35 and just learning this now? It feels like I have paused at this place in my healing, unable to continue on until I let myself genuinelyContinue reading “feeling anger”

struggling

Recently the people closest to me have been having to remind me that my feelings are valid, that I’m not alone in this struggle, they encourage me to stay fierce and show up for myself. I mean it when I say I have the most incredible people in my life. Because lately, it’s definitely beenContinue reading “struggling”

rest

My mental health has been significantly more stabilized this year, but it’s still a struggle. I am still going through the cycle of grief with my divorce, both of my kid’s experiencing big emotions because of their world changing, and my eating disorder has been flairing up. All of these things take up a lotContinue reading “rest”

mental health awareness month

I’ve been struggling with writing a blog post about mental health awareness month because of my mental illness… oh the irony. Mental health matters, (make it a priority). Mental illness is invisible, (but it’s real). Ask for help, (it shows strength). You can heal from your trauma, (and you deserve to heal). Normalize taking medication,Continue reading “mental health awareness month”

tw: sexual assault

There has been a lot of talk about rape culture in my social media feeds and in the news this week. This month marks 14 years since I was raped. It wasn’t the first time I’ve been sexually assaulted, but it was the most scarring and it shook up my world terribly. His actions haveContinue reading “tw: sexual assault”

health insurance

I received an email from my therapist today telling me that I need to make a payment so that my account balance is under $2k. Even with a monthly payment, we are still paying this years health insurance deductible and are weeks away from starting over with our 2021 deductible. And this is just oneContinue reading “health insurance”