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Drowning in the Riptide of Depression

Drowning in the Riptide of Depression

JournalingIBD wrote a status update on Facebook the other day. She was expressing her raw emotions about how she has been feeling recently. After receiving such positive feedback, Marisa wrote another post where she explained that she often struggles with whether or not she should share such posts on social media and/or her blog, when what she has to … Continue reading

Invisible Scars, Part 2 #HAWMC Day 13

Invisible Scars, Part 2 #HAWMC Day 13

Day 13 prompt: Perfect Comeback: Tell us about a time when you felt marginalized or stigmatized by someone because of your health condition. Maybe at the time you didn’t speak up, or maybe you did – what did you say or what would you have said to take back control and let them know they were out of line? READ … Continue reading

A Daughter for Life #HAWMC Day 5

A Daughter for Life #HAWMC Day 5

April 5th’s #HAWMC Prompt: Breaking News The top story of today is…YOU. Share with your readers your proudest accomplishments in the last 5 years. Don’t be shy, tell us everything!  Side note: I am so behind, I might not do every prompt given. This is the first time I’ve attempted this, and with everything I have … Continue reading

Creature of Habit  #HAWMC Day 4

Creature of Habit #HAWMC Day 4

April 4th #HAWMC Prompt: Creature of Habit: What good habits, (health or otherwise,) do you have? Do you have a routine that you follow every morning? Are there any bad habits you wish you could break? Since working with children and adults with autism and other emotional, behavioral, and psychological illnesses, I have become a huge believer … Continue reading

The Key to Happiness #HAWMC Day 2

The Key to Happiness #HAWMC Day 2

April 2nd’s #HAWMC prompt is: The Key to Happiness. What do you think is the key to happiness? Is it being able to overcome a hard time? Laughter? Maintaining a positive attitude? Tell us what you think and why. I am really struggling with this prompt. I guess it’s because I am the complete opposite of happy. … Continue reading

Talk Yourself Healthy!

Talk Yourself Healthy!

When life keeps handing you lemons, you soon lose your ambition to turn those lemons into lemonade; and instead, you become immersed in  feelings of bitterness. It is in these moments that one must hold on tightly to the perspective needed to turn a negative situation into a positive one. I have always envied people who have the spirit to … Continue reading

Failure to Thrive

Failure to Thrive

I often feel like I am drowning in deep water.  As I struggle to tread water, unable to keep my head above the surface–desperate for help, I can see my loved ones watching as I continue to sink further and further, but no one even seems concerned about my current predicament and therefore makes no efforts to help me. … Continue reading