Stigma is a petty little creature lurking behind every person who struggles with mental illness on a daily basis and anyone who has struggled with addiction. The media portrays addicts as junkies laying in a gutter, women selling their bodies for sex, men violent on intoxication. Addicts are depicted as bodies with no depth and… Continue reading Let’s Talk About: Addiction & Stigma
You're in the next room sleeping and I'm shouting out a song for you I shouldn't wake you over the furnace, but I should swear to someone you'd have loved every note So dream a good one tonight I'll listen to the bad ones when they come Get up in my ear 'till I hear… Continue reading Hypomaniac, Insomniac Dreams
I have been missing in action. I haven't posted. My blog engagement is low and I have missed out on so many of your posts. For that, I apologize. I haven't had insurance since the beginning of this year. This means no meds for my bipolar disorder and no meds for my fibromyalgia. I have… Continue reading M.I.A.
What is Childhood Emotional Neglect?
Do you feel empty and disconnected? Do you sense that you’re different than everyone else, but you can’t put your finger on what’s wrong? Childhood Emotional Neglect is a powerful experience, but one that often goes unnoticed and untreated. In fact, many people who experienced Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) describe their childhood as “good” and it’s only on closer examination that they recognize that something important was missing.
Your childhood experiences played a huge part in shaping you into the adult you are today. Children rely on their parents to meet their physical and emotional needs. And significant, but invisible, damage is done when parents fail to meet their children’s emotional needs.
Childhood Emotional Neglect is the result of your parent’s inability to validate and respond adequately to your emotional needs. Childhood emotional neglect can be hard to identify because it’s what didn’t happen in…
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This was beautiful and full of truth. I had to share it!
I’ve spent years just as addicted to this idealized notion of attraction, and of being attractive. Of being different, of High School bullies, of years of loneliness, self-inflicted AND sometimes involuntary, and all that and so forth, though I don’t have a hate for anyone, cause I’m a frigging adult and I no longer need anyone’s approval.
For a long time, I seemed to be always looking over my shoulder, wondering at what people thought of me, what they said about me, if they noticed me at all, shy that I’ve always been. Maybe a bit of the scars left over from High School, but whatever. I was very quiet, almost demure, insignificant, trying to fade into the background. To be the observer, not the observed.
At times oblivious to any part of me that could be considered anything but fat and ugly, and all those other left-over bits from…
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I stole this gem from Nick at Basically Sober. I urge you to check him out, read his fantastic posts, and subscribe, especially if you are an addict. He writes truthful mini memoirs about his heroin addiction. His stories are insightful, raw, and honest. Treatment of Addicts (Part 2) written by: Nick Wilt “What could… Continue reading Treatment of Addicts (Part 2)
I know many have wondered where in the hell I have been… Well yes I have battled grief and yes I have had issues going online but I haven’t shared it all.
I have went through way more than grief, I have been fighting for my ability to take care of my children and to get the medical treatment for my family. Long story short, we have lost most of our income and medical benefits.
We went weeks without electricity, had to cut back
like barely nothing on food for kids to have it and we have went without medical supplies and medications.
I have been battling seizures without my medicine and haven’t been able to caretaker my son’s father who has a brain injury and can’t remember 20 mins ago or long term. My child’s mother has been battling renal failure with no way to go to the doctor…
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