Rising from the Ashes

I’ve shared this before and I want to share it again. I wrote this during a really low point in my life. I like to read it every now and then to help me remember to “just keep swimming,” even though it’s hard and I don’t want to sometimes. I also made a minor adjustment […]

A Small Update

It’s almost been a couple of months since I posted on my blog. Part of the reason is because my life has been crazy with school, homework, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and everything else I have going on in my life. And, it’s also because I feel like I’ve been struggling emotionally. This time of […]

Things that Make Me Feel Happy

In Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), two of the things we learn are called Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance. Emotion Regulation refers to our ability to regulate our emotion(s) in difficult situations and not act on potentially ineffective urges (e.g., self-harm, rage quit a desired activity, damage a positive relationship). Distress Tolerance is a set of […]

Let’s Try This Again…

If you know me IRL, then you know that in the last 11 years I’ve tried going back to school to finish my bachelor’s a few times. And, like most things in my life, I stopped because of severe depression and an unstable self-image or self-identity. I got my associate’s degree in 1999, right out […]

Moving Forward

It’s been almost two months since I started blogging again. Well, I don’t think I can say “blogging” necessarily as this is only my 7th post in two months. Let’s say it’s been almost exactly two months to the day since I posted my first post AND I had grand plans. Grand plans … which […]