For over 30 years, mental illness has been a part of my life.
Yet, it took many years to move from a place of straight-out denial to a place of acceptance and education to finally reaching where I’m at now…
Comfortable in my own skin.
Gratitude for life.
A middle finger to expectations imposed upon me.
Blogging became the way I worked through the hurt, anxiety, and depression. And then it became a way to inspire others to work through their own mental bullshit.
As a result, blogging taught me something I could learn no other way. As I researched the science behind happiness to write about here, and as I delved into all things positive and happy… the happier I became.
Of course, it’s not all rainbows and butterflies. There’s a hell of a lot of tears and heartache, and cra amounts of anger I worked through.
However, I learned there’s inescapable proof that “where attention goes, energy flows”. Further proof that while thoughts are just thoughts, if you allow automatic negative thoughts (ANTS) to linger and take up shop in your head, they can have a detrimental effect on your mood and mental health.
~ The stories we tell ourselves DO matter…
I have experienced for myself that one’s quality of life is determined by two things;
- Their perceptions
- Their attitude
Whatever bullshit story we identify with and repeat over and over to ourselves is just that: a bullshit story. What is cool though is that stories, perceptions, and attitudes change all the time.
In fact, anyone is capable of becoming a master of their “self” and of being a badass author of their story!
Therefore, my mission is to:
- Let others know they are not alone in their struggles.
- Speak openly about my own mental health challenges in an effort to get a dialogue going.
- Share what has worked for me with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and health anxiety specifically, and why it worked.
- Provide self-help worksheets that cost nothing- there’s no excuse now friends!
- Motivate others to lead an active lifestyle to fight poor mental health.
- Be a beacon of light in the darkness.
- Live with purpose.
- Give the middle finger to expectations imposed and encourage you to do the same.
Thank you for being here… Maybe your life feels like a perpetual crisis, or maybe depression is a constant companion… whatever the reason for being here, know you are not suffering alone.
I am not bullshitting you when I say that you are in charge of your narrative.
It is time to give your unhealthy brain the boot. Tell it to F’OFF and start today to put the work into yourself. YOU ARE WORTH THE WORK!
Whatever you think you can or can’t do, you are right. – Henry Ford
I encourage you to learn how to silence the critical voice in your head and rewrite your story in the book of you.
Stop living in misery!
When you put the work into your conscious, your unconscious will lose its power to work you…