This blog is about surmounting fibromyalgia and mental illness. Inevitably, I had to get around to talking about forgiveness.
I wasn’t surprised that Google records 5 million searches a month for the phrase ‘how to let go.’
People are hurting and they want to heal and move on, but can’t seem to.
You might be asking what on earth this has to do with overcoming fibromyalgia and mental health problems?
It is no secret that stress and emotional baggage can manifest themselves into physical symptoms. They can impinge on our health, exacerbating symptoms of conditions we are already dealing with. Chronic stress can also lead to a host of illnesses or habits that might affect our health in the long run. View full article »
How writing helped me through a bad depressive episode.
Every one of us who has suffered from depression, particularly severe depression has something in their lives that keeps them going when they’ve run out of steam and they don’t know why anymore.
Many people I’ve met in support groups have someone, usually a child, partner or pet.
For most of my life, since childhood really, I’ve lived for my maternal grandparents. They took care of me during some very crucial years, and taught me what it is to love.
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Throughout my life I have grappled with a range of distressing issues that I somehow thought were unique to me.
I struggled to make and keep friends, suffered tumultuous emotions as I went through various circumstances that included severe bullying, physical, sexual and emotional abuse, low self-image and never feeling happy with anything I’ve done. No matter what I accomplished, as soon as it was achieved, I would start looking for the next thing to achieve, hoping that it would bring me some joy and feelings of self-worth. But I am still waiting, and hoping.
Terrible nightmares have dogged me since childhood, and no matter how hard I tried I always seemed to find myself in abusive relationships, romantic and platonic. I started to think that I somehow attracted these kinds of people along with bullies and control freaks. View full article »