From writing a couple of little ancedotes about my experiences with dermatillomania on here, quite a few people have said that they hadn’t heard of it before, and didn’t know what it was. And understandably so! It’s a big, long funny sounding word, and it definitely isn’t talked about as much as other mental illnesses, … Continue reading What is dermatillomania?
A couple of months ago when my therapist began talking about dermatillomania with me, everything clicked into place. It all made so much sense. Why I find it near impossible to just leave my skin alone, and why I’m constantly running my hands down my limbs, face and scalp, searching for any imperfections to remove, … Continue reading Finding some good in dermatillomania.
Sometimes I wonder what would happen if I just lost all control. If my mind completely spun into a whirlpool, and it just kept going around and around, and I went along for the ride too. Sometimes I’m scared that’s going to happen. Tonight while walking across the foyer at work, I suddenly thought “what … Continue reading Losing all control.
For my fellow anxiety warriors out there, we all know of the havoc and the chaos that anxiety can cause within the brain. Anxiety upturns tables, throws chairs across the room, splatters of badly-tinted paint on the walls. All during events like talking to a friend, brushing your teeth, or laying in bed. Chaos! Everywhere! … Continue reading Stretching towards good things.
Something I truly appreciate about award posts in the blogging world is that it allows bloggers to connect. We find out more about each other, and also discover new blogs that we may want to follow. It's exciting! The lovely Ashley from Practicing Imperfection, a blog with a fantastic name that I strongly support, nominated … Continue reading Blogger Recognition Award Nomination
We are small. We are only mere individuals with arms and legs and sometimes fire-making abilities, and many, many flaws capping our way. Not much of what we do actually matters, to the world as a whole. Our actions, our words and our values imprint on those around us. They matter. They are important. But … Continue reading The logical insignificance of self-doubt.
Hello everyone! I've not been able to write as frequently on here for the past few weeks, which makes me a bit sad. I love the WordPress community I've found here, and following along on everybody's journeys and adventures. Currently I'm working on catching up on all the blogs I have missed reading, so I'll … Continue reading Recovery & joy.
I spent three years of my life as a vegan. And I loved it. I loved learning about the positive impact that veganism has - on the environment, on the animals, on ourselves. I devoured all the information I could, from documentaries to studies, to speeches. It was Gary Yourofsky's youtube video, The Best Speech You … Continue reading My journey through veganism – and back.
Yesterday during a volunteering session at the local community garden, I had a really interesting experience. We were clearing out a garden bed in order to create a bee-friendly space. A space with a diverse variety of flowering plants, to give the bees a healthy range of pollen sources. This first involved weeding out all … Continue reading Dermatillomania, bees, and buttercup.
WordPress is prompting, encouraging eagerly to “share your story here” but this particular story is a really difficult one to share. It’s one that is close to my heart, that has shattered me and broke me in ways I never knew possible. It’s also one that I don’t know if it is right to share. … Continue reading A reason to recover (number one billion).