The feeling of having a healthy supply of self-worth is something I can only imagine might have been more readily available, natural and automatic if I was able to see that in myself as a child. As an adult survivor of childhood abuse, self-worth was not supplied in healthy doses while growing up.
It's never easy to look ourselves in the mirror and see where we struggle with our behaviors. Yet, when we ask the question whether there's room for self-improvement, the answer is often times a yes. How do we make those changes in ourselves? How do we take those difficult steps? I learned the hard way through my own struggles and losses how to make those self-improvements happen. A life plagued by anger, abuse and mental health struggles, I discovered ways to get out of those unhealthy patterns and into a life that's focused and clear.
I can't believe it's already been 1 entire year since I started this blog and it's been a wonderful experience sharing my thoughts, reading others' and learning to be more tech-savvy! Most importantly however, this blog represents my growing understanding of mental health.
Some days are rather ordinary and uneventful, yet some days, it feels like I'm making a big splash and a difference to the mental health community.
Here's an exciting update on my book Living with the Dragon along with some useful tips on book writing.
How can you tell if you've ever been abusive in your relationships? Here's a quick read that explains the signs.
Watch this short clip explaining why emotional abuse can be far worse than physical abuse.
A few weeks ago, my friend asked if I'd like to collaborate with him, and work with men who are looking to reform their lives. I accepted but by mid morning my anxiety about meeting new people started to kick in again.
Did you know that depression comes in many forms? How do you feel when people say that your depression isn't that bad?