Opening up about a personal problem is almost unheard of in today’s society. We are taught to put on our best faces and leave that extra baggage at home. However, in those rare moments when others do peel away the mask, there seems to be a generic fallback response:
Someone else has it worse.
Continue reading Stop Telling People Others Have It Worse
Written by John, a guest writer
Over the past year, I have had a job very similar to a clergyman. In this role, I have been put in the position of aiding and comforting many people dealing with depression, anxiety, grieving, and other emotional issues. The first thing I say is that I am not here to fix you, there is nothing to fix; I am here to help you learn how to live with the new-you. Continue reading Nothing To Fix
Have you ever met someone who apologized for every little thing? Not in a sympathetic type of way, but a person who legitimately felt at fault for every single one of their actions, behaviors, or even thoughts? To a third party, doing so may seem silly or even a nuisance, but for some reason they just feel they’re imposing on the status quo of society. Continue reading It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
I wrote this shortly after the incident. I decided not to alter it to preserve the integrity of the experience.
To the woman who made me cry, this is for you.
Congratulations, you proved what a shitty human being you are when you put your selfish desires above my emotional welfare.I walked into your establishment, paid for a specific service, and you used that time to shame me. I cannot adequately express my disappointment in you. Continue reading To The Woman Who Made Me Cry
The Coin Theory isn’t so much a theory as it is an explanation. It’s based on The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino, in which she uses the idea of having limited resources (aka: spoons) in her daily life with Lupus. It’s a great read and it offers insight into the life of those chronically ill.
Unfortunately, it’s not easy to understand without the context Christine presented it in so I changed it up.
Take a mental trip with me. Think about Continue reading The Coin Theory
Might as well admit it now. You’re born, you grow old, you die. If you’re lucky, you find happiness along the way…but if you’re like me, you feel like you’re in an endless struggle. Many claim that mental illnesses are over-diagnosed, others think it’s psychosomatic; I call bull on both. Continue reading Bent But Not Broken