Category Archives: Navel Gazing

Weight and Mental Illness

  “In 2010, at the lowest point in my adult life, I was looking everywhere for relief/comfort/distraction. And I turned to food. It could have been anything. Drugs. Alcohol. Sex. But eating became the one thing I could look forward … Continue reading

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Okay?

Tonight I am going to just not be okay for a little while. I’ve grown used to being okay and it is such a ridiculously great place to be. But I haven’t been okay lately and I think tonight I … Continue reading

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Crying

*Trigger warning: Suicide* I don’t remember crying a lot when I was younger. I mean, I know I made a ruckus at times but I also remember being grateful that I didn’t cry when angry like my sister did. I … Continue reading

Posted in 9/11, EMDR, Haiti, My Family-I Love Them Anyway, My Friends - They Love Me Anyway, Navel Gazing, Night Owling, Pictures of things, PSA, PTSD is a bitch, Survival | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

The Big Question

I’ve been getting this question a lot lately, mostly because I frequent groups or blogs or forums that focus on some variation of Christian themes. In it’s simplest form, the question is: “Why did you leave Christianity?” Sometimes it is … Continue reading

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Self-Soothing

Seems like life does that to us every now and then, yes? It’s not always bad but it does leave us gasping for breath. From November to February I was sick at least four times with sinus infections and bronchitis. … Continue reading

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I’m a Terrible… bored now, brb… PROCRASTINATOR

You may be wondering why I didn’t finish the March Photo-a-Day Challenge or you may know me well enough to have expected this outcome.  Here’s what happened. We got to Day 15 and hit a snag.  See, Day 15 was … Continue reading

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Everything’s Perfect and Nothing’s Okay

So, after the little fire-triggered PTSD episode I was feeling so high on my ability to overcome the trauma responses in a way I never could before.  I’m still proud of that but then some other stuff happened and now … Continue reading

Posted in Brain Fuckery, Cancer, EMDR, My Friends - They Love Me Anyway, Navel Gazing, Pictures of things, PTSD is a bitch, Survival, The Babies | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments