Perhaps one of the most emotional challenges of our lifetime, the COVID virus has created an environment of stress, worry, isolation, uncertainty, and fear. Domestic violence and suicides have increased, showing firm evidence that many are all being pushed to the 'emotional brink' of coping with life. It is also evident each day with our … Continue reading The Emotional Consequences of COVID-19
You’ve been wronged!! It was not your fault, yet now you are left to deal with the consequences of someone else’s bad decision. So, why are you the one who has to work through the emotional challenges, and FORGIVE someone who has caused you such grief? ARGH!!!!! First of all, your argument as stated above … Continue reading Forgiveness… Why Me?
It seems as though when someone is diagnosed with a mental illness, one of the first things that others wonder is..."Are they going to be violent towards other people?" This thought can be very appropriate when it comes to other mental illnesses like Schizophrenia, (a topic for another day). But as it relates to those … Continue reading Bipolar and Violence
I'm writing this post to my bi-polar friends... Especially the ones who I have not met yet. I want you to understand what is happening inside of your mind. And, most importantly, I want you to recognize these conditions, not as personal weaknesses of yours, but rather resulting behavior of your condition. Mental illness is … Continue reading Both of Me Are Bi-Polar =)=
Worn Out Tired Rejected Fear ...Sound familiar? We have all been there. But even though this is a common feeling, when you are in its grasp, it can be a very powerful, destructive emotion to battle with. I'd like to offer my thoughts in dealing with this concept, yet perhaps from a different approach. First … Continue reading “I’ve Had ENOUGH!! I Quit!” Overcoming Discouragement
You've just discovered someone in your life is hurting themselves on purpose. Our immediate thoughts are, "Why would someone hurt themselves on purpose? What would lead a person to believe that this was somehow a solution to any problem?" Let's take a minute to understand the possible causes of this behavior. Most often, in looking back … Continue reading Why People – “Self-Harm”
I appreciate the opportunity that I have to share some information which might be helpful for the family members of someone who is effected with an eating disorder. "It's not about the food". As a parent, or caring friend or family members, it might be logical for you see the solution to this problem as … Continue reading Eating Disorders – What I Wish My Family Knew.
*"It only ramps up negativity, and is ego's way to avoid self-reflection. Smart co-workers and managers refuse to listen to venting, and are quick to turn the discussion to reality, by bringing the relevant parties together for resolution of suspected or real differences. Actions speak louder than words." This concept is excellent! Co-workers, and people … Continue reading *Venting doesn’t resolve anything.
Thank you for sharing your personal issue with me, (N.T.). When do we let go of someone who is self-destructive? Perhaps, the more important part of your question is HOW do we let go emotionally? I have been thinking about this question a great deal since asked. Perhaps all of us have a situation in … Continue reading Letting Go Emotionally
Ok … My Blog Family. Keep an open mind with this one. It is my hope that all of us will take a minute and consider what I'm about to write. A very simple thing, yet it does so much damage in our relationships when used improperly. Let me start by giving two definitions: FACT … Continue reading It’s My Opinion! So, Does That Make It Law?