You Are Not Your Illness

The monster in your brain Causes so much pain The monster’s not you It’s kind of like the flu Except it may not go away Your monster could be here to stay It can be shrunk in size Therapy saves so many lives Medication need not cause shame It can help so much with the […]

To the sensitive soul

To the sensitive soul: Who’s struggling with anxiety Who’s struggling with depression Who’s struggling with low self-esteem To the sensitive soul: Who takes everything personally Who wants to please everyone To the sensitive soul: Who bottles up anger Who wants everyone to like them To the sensitive soul: Whose feelings get hurt easily Who wishes […]

Failing Doesn’t Make You a Failure

I recently read The Five Love Languages of Children.  There was a part in there that made me think of my childhood.  I even talked about this in one of my social work classes in college.  We had to talk about a bad memory from our childhood and it was the only one I could […]

Forgiving Isn’t Forgetting

Forgiveness.  Does anyone have trouble with this?  No? Okay, me either. I often find it hard to forgive people who have hurt me.  I find it even harder to forgive myself for the mistakes I have made in the past.  Or the mistakes I make every day. I often find it hard to forget about […]

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