I'm going to get really candid about my experience with anxiety in this post. Some of the things I say may be triggering. If you're an individual who struggles with mental illness, please proceed with caution. As I type this it's just about three in the morning. I've spent the better part of my night … Continue reading Anxiously Awaiting Morning
At work today a woman who was struggling watching her mother in pain told me not to worry about her because she said: "I'm fine." I replied "yeah, strong women always say that even when they're not -- I'm still here, though... if you need to not be fine." And I think more people need … Continue reading It Really is Fine if You’re Not Fine.
I come from a strong Italian family and I know for a fact I'm going to get backlash for this post. I'm okay with that. Every family has there issues, that's a given. It took me entirely too long to realize that. I grew up in a family that was more dysfunctional than most so … Continue reading What’s Biology Anyway?
What happens when we lose someone who wasn't our family or close friend? How do we grieve? How do we cope when it's our job? Working in a nursing home means dealing with loss. This loss can often be difficult to cope with as when the resident passes, no one looks to the caregiver to … Continue reading Grieving in the Workplace
I began writing in my journal again. A few weeks ago life started to become a little... much. That sparked my need to do two things: go to church and write. I am not an outrageously religious person; however, I was raised to be. Growing up I lived in a duplex -- meaning my mother and … Continue reading Writing Myself to Sleep