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 […]

Love Your Neighbor AS YOURSELF

I have struggled with low self-esteem from a young age.  When I got older I started to think it was selfish to love myself.  I am supposed to love everyone else.  I want to help everyone.  I’m sure if you’ve read my blog or if you know me that you know I still want to […]

Self-esteem and Motherhood

I have been working lately on my self-esteem.  It has definitely improved but I still struggle with low self-esteem some days.  I may have mentioned I’m not very confident about cooking.  I joke that I have a list of things I can cook: chicken strips, buffalo chicken dip, frozen pizza, cookies, and muffins.  Last night […]

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 […]

To the human

To the human: Who’s struggling with intrusive thoughts Who’s had suicidal thoughts Who’s had low self-esteem Who’s thought everyone would be better off without them To the human: Who is constantly hoping they didn’t accidentally offend someone Who cares too much what others think of them Who worries no one likes them To the human: […]

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