October 19, 2014
Tracing the rainbow through the Rain: Opposite Action - the Suck it and See DBT Skill

Tracing the rainbow through the Rain: Opposite Action – the Suck it and See DBT Skill

Tracing the rainbow through the Rain: Opposite Action – the Suck it and See DBT Skill.

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October 18, 2014
A matter of choice - BPD and self-worth

A matter of choice – BPD and self-worth

Originally posted on Life in a Bind - BPD and me:

People come to therapy with a variety of issues, and with their own individual goals. But whatever the particular difficulty, at the heart of therapy there are often twin tasks: to reveal the ways in which we really think about ourselves; and to ‘make up for’ what has been missing. Or, to put it in even more general terms, the twin tasks of…

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October 18, 2014
Uniform Money

My daughter and her boyfriend came over a while ago.  She said that she needed some money for her uniform for work.  After some talking, I gave it to her.  She said they already had a few bucks and just needed a few more.  At least she didn’t ask me for money for takeout.  She said that they’re getting some groceries from the Mission tomorrow.  Thank God we get our Baby Bonus on Monday!  Even…

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October 17, 2014
Tired of Being Strong All The Time!

Tired of Being Strong All The Time!

I keep seeing memes on Facebook saying things like:  “I’m tired of trying to be stronger than I feel” and “Nobody ever asks me if I’m okay because I’m strong.” (I think that’s how it goes.)  That’s exactly how I’m feeling tonight.  I try to be strong and be there for my husband and my son and my daughter and my mother-in-law and my mom and my dad and my sister.  I’m so tired of trying to be so…

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October 17, 2014
I Can’t Take Anymore!

I Can’t Take Anymore!

I feel like I’m gonna have a nervous breakdown because of our daughter.  I’m so tired of everything.  I’m tired of being so broke.  I’m tired of trying to be strong all the time.  I wish my husband would try a little bit to get better.  He suffers from social anxiety.  So do I.  I’m trying to work on mine.  He never leaves the house.  I’d say he has agoraphobia.  I used to, years ago.  I worked…

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October 16, 2014
Core Beliefs - Musings of the Misguided

Core Beliefs – Musings of the Misguided

Core Beliefs – Musings of the Misguided.

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October 16, 2014
No Money for Pizza!

No Money for Pizza!

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Image courtesy of Robert Cochrane at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

My daughter popped into the Peer Support Centre just as I was about to head home.  She wanted me to give her some money for pizza.  I told her no.  We started walking down the street and she started raising her voice at me.  A lady overheard and told her not to yell at me.  My daughter told her to mind her own business.  I told her not…

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October 16, 2014
Lived Experience Not Welcome

Lived Experience Not Welcome

Originally posted on Pride in Madness:

An op’ed posted in the Montreal Gazette by Melissa Pickles (what a wicked last name! I would love to see Dr. Pickles!) about how she remains silent about her experience with depression as a resident in psychiatry. She opens up her story about a doctor of oncology that she studied under who was a cancer survivor and everyone knew. Pickles writes,

“This had…

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October 16, 2014
I don’t have to invite anyone who doesn’t feel safe…into my home for dinner..

I don’t have to invite anyone who doesn’t feel safe…into my home for dinner..

Originally posted on Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD:

I cannot at the moment, tolerate people with very unhealthy minds and attitudes and I can now appropriately -, remove them from my life. I don’t wish them harm, I don’t hate them. I accept they have issue and I have empathy, but their particular issues are very triggering and upsetting to me. For huge reasons.

And even in the…

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October 15, 2014
Carrots and Cash

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Image courtesy of James Barker at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Today, at the Mission my friend and I were at Craft Group.  No one else showed up.  We decided to quit early and peel and cut up a ton of carrots for them to blanch and freeze.  I don’t usually offer to do anything like that there or at the Peer Support Centre because I’m always afraid of not doing a good enough job.  But I did it anyways…

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