The first time I engaged in self-harm, I was 11. I was severely bullied at school and lived in a toxic and dysfunctional household. I don’t remember how I learned about self-injurious behavior, I just remember deciding to cut myself. I did it once. Then twice. Then again and again. Every time I felt depressed […]Read More Why Do People Self-Harm?
On Thursday, June 16th, I celebrated my 24th bearthday. I met the day with deep gratitude. My day was filled with smiles, singing, dancing, and good vegan food. I felt an overwhelming sense of contentment. It feels a bit bittersweet to be walking into a new chapter of life. A part of me is terrified […]Read More 6/18/22 – Journal Entry
Before the end of 2020, I struggled with being alone. I spent most of my life jumping in and out of relationships and even when I wasn’t in a relationship, I felt the need to keep someone around me. The thought of being alone terrified me. I now know this was because I didn’t like […]Read More How to Find Joy in Solitude
Before I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I was misdiagnosed with major depression. It’s extremely common for individuals with bipolar to be misdiagnosed with major depressive disorder. Prior to receiving the correct diagnosis, there were numerous signs I had bipolar disorder that multiple therapists and psychiatrists missed. I’ve spoken before about how both my mom […]Read More Warning Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
I did my daily meditation out in nature this rising. It was so peaceful to be surrounded by such beauty. I listened as the wind whispered to the trees and the birds sang good morning. I’m so grateful for moments like this. Lately, I’ve had so much anxiety. Some of my worry is for reasons […]Read More 5/13/22 – Journal Entry