#SayNoToAbuse

"Overcoming abuse doesn't just happen. It takes positive steps everyday. Let today be the day you start to move forward." ~Assunta Harris~ So, the other day, I went grocery shopping for myself, along with a list of 19 items (it was really 25) to pick up for my mother. To say that it was an…

A Year to Remember

"My Mama always said, Life is like a box of chocolates, You never know what you're gonna get" ~Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump in the movie 'Forrest Gump'~ As I struggled to find a subject to talk about in this blog post, I remarked to myself how different it was now compared to a week…

Positivity Toxicity

"Positive anything is better than negative nothing." ~Elbert Hubbard~ I sat back and watched my OCD dopple-ganger pace back and forth. As usual, he took the prerequisite amount of steps before he stopped to fix a sleeve, an out-of-place strand of hair, or straightened his collar, as if anything of the sort would make a…

Spectres of the Past

"The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now." ~Bill Cosby~ I walked down the dim hallway, the stone walls lined with dimly lit torches. I reached out to either side of me with my arms, and touched barren walls lined with lichen moss. I sniffed the air,…

The Power to Change

"It's only after you've stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform." ~Roy T. Bennet~ "No! N. o. With a capital N. No means No!" I watched as Anxiety paced back and forth, clearly agitated. His clothes, as always, disheveled; his hair, as per usual, parted in ways that'd make…

Divided We Fall…

"Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall." ~John Dickinson, in the Liberty Song~ With a huff, I tapped out the last word to my recent post on Facebook and leaned back in my chair, clearly irritated. Within 24 hours, I had more than 50 likes/loves/cares, and…

Disability is a Way of Life

"Believe you can and you're halfway there." ~Theodore Roosevelt~ "What? Say that again?", I repeated again as I increased the volume on the microphone headset I had over my ears. "So, yesterday, I went to the store and picked up a babble babble babble and brought them to the counter. They babble babble babble...", the…

Anxiety : Man’s Best Friend

"Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action." ~Walter Anderson~ So, the other morning, I woke up drenched and covered in sweat. I had a rough night that night; I tossed and turned, my mind just tumbled about in my sleep as I apparently worried about everything under the sun. The subconscious is funny that way, you…

Toxicity and you

"An apology without change is just manipulation." Read that again. I sighed as I finally closed the Instant Message on my screen, leaned back in my chair, and cast my mind back to the events of the past two weeks. It's been a helluva two weeks, dealing with my own issues and listening to others…

Nobody Cares…

"Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is." ~Atticus~ Hi. I'm Depression. I mean...Hi, I'm depressed. Life sucks, you know? It's miserable. I didn't want to get out of bed. I knew if I got out of bed, I had to deal with the real world. It's sunny out. It's too…