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What’s Your Mental Wellness Potion?

How many ways are there to get well? You can CBT your way to wellness by combating negative thoughts, find the pain in your body by doing gestalt therapy, analyze your childhood in the psychodynamic model, find the deep root of your pain in psychoanalysis, face your fears in exposure therapy or do all of [...]

By | 2018-04-22T15:53:02+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Underneath She Can Hear Me

Underneath she can hear me. After every performance, I went backstage, downed a beer and shut off my feelings. It was easier that way. Music was and is my way to cope with pain. I could sing my anger and pain out. I've tried everything to get in touch with her, from writing, therapy to going [...]

By | 2018-04-21T15:03:02+00:00 April 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stay in my body – *Trigger warning – sexual abuse

*Trigger warning - sexual abuse Stay in my body. I don't want to. I wish I could float above it like I used to when it started to happen. I want to check out. I want to be free. I don’t want to remember what happened to me. I don’t want to recall hands on me. [...]

By | 2018-04-18T01:45:18+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Prozac and Nail Biting

Prozac stopped my nail biting I used to be a nail biter. I can remember biting my nails from the time that I was a small child (probably only six or seven) I would do it when I was nervous because I needed something to focus on rather than anxiety . But at the time [...]

By | 2018-04-13T07:09:03+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Panic, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Daniel Meeker

I can remember sitting in my therapist’s office and feeling a distinct sense of loss. I had just been given a temporary and non-medical diagnosis of Cyclothymia. For months leading up to this moment I had been dealing with increasingly harder downswings followed by upswings of mania. Most of these episodes would happen over the [...]

By | 2018-04-12T02:34:15+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Bipolar, Manic, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Mother

I don’t remember her at all. I was four when she died. I recall standing in the kitchen hugging a woman’s leg. I suppose you could say I remember her but that wasn’t her. That was her leg. I remember going to my uncle’s house one day and there was explaining why. They told me [...]

By | 2018-04-09T22:38:54+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments