Author: Mikey Kuplevatsky

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Sometimes, the only way out of a dark place is going through the dark place. In the last few weeks, I’ve had to accept some hard truths about myself and re-discover the dark part of myself that I thought I had left behind. Only by allowing myself to feel what I needed to feel (depressed,…

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“The future is scary but you can’t just run back to the past because it’s familiar. Yes it’s tempting, but it’s a mistake.” – Robin, Season 6, Episode 24 of How I Met Your Mother For the past two years, PTSD has shown me what it’s like to truly live with shame and want nothing…

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It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. – Aristotle If the lack of posts on this site have taught me anything, it’s that I needed a break from my routine of self-expression. I’m finally back. Sort of. These past two months have been a bumpy ride. The writer inside me…

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Food is your body’s fuel. Without fuel, your body wants to shut down. – Ken Hill. Therapy. Psychology. Bulimia. Anorexia. Depression. Anxiety. These words often make people cringe with discomfort. After writing about my own trauma and my own struggles with mental illness, I became someone who genuinely wanted to spread awareness about mental illness and…

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“Knowing that your past is real means that you have to make one of two choices; you either do something proactive to help yourself heal or you can keep denying it.” There are three great tricks that our minds like to play on us. “It’s you.” Have you ever heard people laughing in public and…

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“I don’t think the world is going to have a peaceful ending but that doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t enjoy life and fight for as long as I can to be happy.” I’m tired, folks. That’s as honest as I can be. I’ve been fighting PTSD alone for about two years now and it has…

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Life and everything you do, see and know is a matter of perspective. One of the most important things that my current therapist taught me simply by being the type of therapist she is that no matter what you’re going through, kindness goes a long way and your illnesses don’t define you. I’m not sure…

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Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. – Napoleon Hill Two years ago, after being diagnosed with PTSD, I hit a rough patch in my life. I gave up on socializing, I’d spend days in bed and I avoided anything that had to do with accepting my past and the PTSD that came into the…

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Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me. – Napoleon Power can mean so many different things to different people. To me, true power is measured by the choices we make when we’re facing our darkest trials in life. For a long time before this,…

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Jun 7

Anxiety

Anxiety is something I grew up with. It was there when I wanted to ask my crush out on a date in elementary school, it was there when I had to speak in front of an entire class about teen pregnancy and it remains with me to this day, every time I have to speak…