Mental illness effects every aspect of a person's life. Just like any illness, every person that's in the life of someone with anxiety, depression, PTSD, bi-polar etc, also has to learn to cope with what that diagnoses means. Now, don't get me wrong, the person who has anxiety is definitely more exhausted than the mother … Continue reading Anxiety Told Me I’m Not Worthy Of Love
As of today I am twenty-two years young. I am by no means "old" yet but boy do I remember being fourteen years old counting down the seconds until I turned sixteen and could drive, or eighteen and could finally make my own rules. It all feels like yesterday to me. It's bizarre thinking that … Continue reading It’s My Birthday!
As I'm sitting on my couch watching Disney movies with a face mask on, I realize, I may be burnt out. I'm realizing that this is the first time in two weeks that I've relaxed. I've had a few days off in the last two weeks; however, today is the first day off where I've … Continue reading How to Overcome Burn-out
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