“I am made entirely of glitter, water, and anxiety.”

It's amazing what a proper mental health diagnosis can do for the treatment and healing process.  In the spring of 2015, at the age of 36,  I was diagnosed with PTSD & general anxiety disorder with bouts of mild depressive episodes.  I would like to manage the symptoms of these diagnosis without  the help of … Continue reading “I am made entirely of glitter, water, and anxiety.”

How Valentine’s Day altered the course of my life, a short story.

The only time I ever received a cheesy, heart-shaped box of chocolates for Valentine's Day was 15 years ago.  I was a patient on a locked psychiatric unit located in Beverly, Massachusetts. I had turned 23 two weeks earlier and my relationship with my very first love was imploding in the ugliest and most disastrous of … Continue reading How Valentine’s Day altered the course of my life, a short story.