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R E S P E C T (just a little bit)

Part of the reason I started this blog was to help people understand what it’s like to live with something like an eating disorder. (Or anxiety, or depression, or any other type of mental illness.) There is so much misunderstanding out there about mental illness that I hoped to serve as a beacon of light in the overwhelming darkness. 637 more words

Acceptance

Healthy Mind to Sick Mind-Part 1

During the early weeks of cosmetology school, I returned home every weekend to spend time with my fiancé. Then things began to change. I made friends (I hadn’t had many close friends since middle school. 1,491 more words

Borderline Personality Disorder

Holding on Forever.

It’s been one of those days where the music doesn’t stop playing. The soundtrack in my mind repeats the same song over and over. Although the Paradise Fears concert I went this weekend definitely flipped the light switch back on, I feel my will to live hitting an all time high. 56 more words

Wishing Well

We have all been hurt. Some of us have been hurt badly, I’m even willing to say that many of us have been hurt badly. We have felt broken, tattered and left to stand alone at the lowest point of our lives. 303 more words

Hard Times

|Beauty in Death|

Suicides have a special language…

To me, death has always been something beautiful. Dead roses have always seemed more appealing to me than those fresh from the market, I have always glorified death in all its shapes and forms.

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Life

Running and the Fear / Shame Paradox

When I started training for my first marathon, I began to notice a very strange sense of anxiety that would occur right before a run.  It was particularly acute on those early morning runs, when dragging myself out of bed while it was still stark seemed like the most challenging thing in the world. 1,096 more words

Anxiety