I normally only write about the hardships in my life after I’ve learned the lesson or once I’ve healed from the experience enough to revisit it through words. I like telling the sad or hard stories but ending on the lesson, a written Modern Family episode, if you will. But today I’m writing from the… Continue reading You Can Go Now, Anxiety!
I’ve been absent from the blog world for the last few weeks as I broke my computer and had to take it in but mostly it's because I’ve had some anxiety creep in that I was trying to navigate. I’ve learned it’s never a good idea to put those thoughts onto public paper. So I… Continue reading Move Over Anxiety, You’re Not Welcome Here
When I miscarried the second time, it felt like a two-fold tragedy: one, we lost a baby we desperately wanted and two; karma was having its way with me. You see, as a teenager, I had two abortions. I’ll pause here to say: Save your judgments. There is NOTHING you can say to me that… Continue reading Bell Let’s Talk: The Depression I NEVER Talk About
“I invite you to get over yourself, Kelsey” the counselor said to me. Excuse me? I thought. Who knew those eight words would change my life. Those eight, little words opened a door to a world I didn’t want to explore but knew I needed in order to heal. In July 2014 I was a… Continue reading I Invite You to Get Over Yourself
I have anxiety and mild depression. Just reading that sentence brings tears to my eyes. Why? Because I am filled with shame. I know shame well; we've become close these last few years. When I started experiencing bizarre and unexplainable symptoms that made me feel like I was dying, my lungs were collapsing and/or my… Continue reading The Shame That Tags Along With Anxiety
I've been told many times I am strong; a trait I couldn't agree with for a long time. I had and still have not dealt with a serious illness in myself, my family or within my friend circle. I've never gotten that dreaded phone call that I've tragically lost someone I love. I've never held… Continue reading I am Strong