Category Archives: Mental Health

Gratitude vs. Anxiety/Fear

In childhood I developed a fear of lizards. I believe it was just two clicks away from a phobia, really. We would go for a walk in the yard or garden and I would immediately zoom in on all the … Continue reading

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Perfectionism, the legalistic church and shame

The sense of guilt is dumb. It does not tell him he’s guilty, he does not feel guilty. He feels ill. – Freud, 1923 I have been taking a close look at guilt lately. Why? ***trigger warning*** I had an … Continue reading

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Finding my DBT legs

I went roller skating a few Sundays ago. Um… yeah, that’s me clutching for dear life to the skating rink rail. A crowbar could not have pried my fingers from its cold, metallic safety. With the other hand I’m holding … Continue reading

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Confessions of BPD: General Anxiety and Panic Attacks

So, I’ve got myself a new hairstyle! The straggly ends of which keep giving me mini pseudo heart attacks. Having an acute Startle reflex/response is an embarrassing and sometimes hilarious aspect of living with Anxiety disorder. I remember as a child, finding … Continue reading

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Nope, Not my Period

This cannot be the end of the sentence. Here I am, precariously perched, hanging on for dear life, waiting for a semi colon, a ‘however’, a ‘but’, an ‘in spite of’? Any preposition signalling a turning point in the road … Continue reading

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Borderline Personality Disorder and Sexual Abuse

Finding out I was sexually abused as a child (or at least finally having someone substantiate my strong suspicions), has been the single most relieving moment of my life.   The thing is: I always knew something wasn’t quite right … Continue reading

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Un- Eclipse me…

Half of me… Right down the middle; is really excited about all my plans for the future…building my home, starting an online business, advocacy and even this shy blog 🙂 The other half is terribly depressed and keeps me sitting … Continue reading

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My bipolar hair…

  Nope..I have not cut my hair… But, like my personality it seems to prefer one end of the spectrum at a time… lol. When wet, it’s super short and curly followed by frizzy and unruly. When heat blown, it … Continue reading

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Thumbs Up for Emotional Health!

So I have two jobs after one, dreary, penny-pinching year of unemployment!! And can I say they are both sooooo cooool!!! Eeek! One is assisting at a new store my very lovely sister manages…but the other… Blow My mind!!!!…Pays no … Continue reading

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Sylphe or Stephanie? Who Am I?

In 2010/2011 while pursuing a graduate degree in Public Health, I was diagnosed (albeit self) with two incurable, untreatable diseases: Psoriasis, an immune condition of the skin triggered by stress and Bi-polar disorder, a mental health illness resulting in severe … Continue reading

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