A fundamental fear of happiness

I started the day like most Thursdays, excited because it was date night and a little anxious but eager to go to therapy. As I was getting my medication out for the day, I realized I wasn’t dying to get to therapy like I usually am by Thursday morning. I don’t really have any friends …

Go on…A fundamental fear of happiness

Shame, shame, go away…

Like chemicals permeating the soil into the water below, shame can poison your core values. It can affect the way you think about the world and yourself, the way you live, the way you don’t live, even if you are not aware of it.

I’m challenging my core beliefs and it is making me a happier person.

I want to shed this completely unnecessary negativity that I feel I’ve been drowning in my entire life. To do that I have to challenge my immediate thoughts.

Growth is painful, good thing I’m a masochist

It’s been interesting learning more and more about my mental illnesses and the things I can do to help myself. I never knew I had so much control over my brain. It has been both a miraculous breakthrough and a terrifying realization. It makes me feel more hopeful about my mental health prognosis, but knowing it is ultimately up to me is pretty fucking scary.

When you’re a parent, it requires effort and creativity to maintain an active sex life

We were often up until the sunrise, finding the floor littered with candle wax, toys, lubes and rolling papers when we crawled out of bed together the next afternoon. Now we stay busy trying to potty train, work, wean a baby, start a new career, teach a teenager to drive, and keep a house livable.

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