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Hello/Weekly Smile

Hello everyone hope you all are having a safe and smooth week. My week was actually quite nice.  Our weather has cooled down to the lower 80’s, a pleasant surprise because I thought it was going to be in the upper 90’s for another week. My teenage son has been asking me to take himContinue reading “Hello/Weekly Smile”


Checking In

Hello everyone and thank you for stopping by. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Last month I wrote about my mental re-charge and the steps I was taking in order to feel better/get better. One of those steps was meeting with my family doctor and going over my mental health concerns. I already see aContinue reading “Checking In”

What Is OCD?

This is a re-post. I wrote it when I first started this blog. Since I mainly write about life with ocd, I figured I should explain it in better detail. This post is meant to educate and spread awareness. First off, I am not a medical professional.  What you are reading is what I have either personallyContinue reading “What Is OCD?”

Kids And Mental Illness

I wrote this a while back and since it is mental health awareness month I wanted to share it again. Not only adults, but children also suffer from mental illness. It can happen at any age.  As a parent/guardian it’s your responsibility to talk to your child. Even if you don’t think your child hasContinue reading “Kids And Mental Illness”

Mental Health

I have had ocd since I was around 13, I am now 51. The doctor actually diagnosed me with severe ocd. Severe sounds so severe. But it doesn’t stop there, I also have horrible panic attacks and anxiety. Living with these mental illnesses is not easy. My mind is never quiet. It is always thinking,Continue reading “Mental Health”

Saying Hello/Panic Attack

In yesterday’s post Checking In, I shared about reaching a goal and not letting my anxiety interfere with my sons birthday plans. I was feeling good, actually quite proud of myself for pushing myself and the thoughts aside so I could continue on with my drive. I felt wonderful.  The whole week felt amazingly satisfying.Continue reading “Saying Hello/Panic Attack”

My Addiction Story

I posted this awhile back but figured I would share it again. It was a complete shock to everyone when I started using.  I was the “good girl”, the one people were proud of for never getting involved with drugs. I had managed to get through my teenage years and my 20’s without using, soContinue reading “My Addiction Story”


This morning I got woken up by my pre-teen son, he was yelling at me.  Not yelling to be rude or disrespectful, he was yelling to wake me up. I was doing it again. I was screaming in my sleep. I was, once again having another nightmare. Not just any ordinary nightmare either.  I haveContinue reading “Nightmares/Terrors”

Blogging Anniversary

Happy blogging anniversary to me! I just received a notification from WordPress letting me know I started my blog one year ago today. I remember that day quite well.  I actually planned on starting it sooner but I wasn’t sure if I was ready to tell the world all my mental health issues, especially theContinue reading “Blogging Anniversary”