Tag: anxiety

Loading...

A leather bound book on my patient’s bedside table caught my eye. I asked her about it. Truthfully, I knew exactly what I was looking at. I was simply finding an excuse to strike up a conversation concerning the one thing I just can’t shut up about… [ 258 more words ] Testament 57: finding rest

Loading...
Nov 16

Perspective

Saturday, I woke up with a knot in the pit of my stomach. I guess the resolution to step out of the shadows of my family was giving me major anxiety. I spent so many years downplaying not only my emotions but also, my ability to face the truth about my family. I did not…

Loading...
BayArt - New Perspective on Life
Nov 11

Deep Rest

Sometimes, I wonder if there’s a point in trying to recover. I’ve been struggling for so long that somewhere along the way, I lost the part of myself that enjoyed being alive, happy and laughing. Twice a week, though, I get to walk into the room of a therapist, who, in a very genuine way,…

Loading...

“Among women who experience a sexual assault, 90 percent who experience sexual violence in the immediate aftermath exhibit symptoms of acute stress,” says Dr. Helen Wilson, a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise on the effects of trauma. “For many people, these symptoms dissipate over time through social support and coping strategies, and many people totally recover…

Loading...

I know I havent posted in a while because of things that I was going through, one of them is depression. I had my ups and downs during this period and some days were better than others. I decided to write a post today because I’ve been really feeling bad lately. I know there are…

Loading...

Friday the 13th Friday the 13th has passed and yet I still think that its crumbs are still at my feet. They seem to be unable to leave my shoes. This fate tests my patience almost everyday and it scares me sometimes. Other times I feel like I’m not gonna get any better at life, this is my…

Loading...

Originally posted on HonestK Guess who’s back, back again, Kirsty’s back, tell a friend. This is quite a bizarre feeling, I didn’t even realise it until a few weeks ago, but I feel ‘fine’. Not sure if ‘fine’ cuts it, I feel ‘great’ – Tony the tiger great. For someone diagnosed with depression, who monitored…

Loading...

 If I use the magazines that line the checkout area of any grocery store for my philosophies, I would come to the conclusion that in order to be of any worth I must be young, thin, beautiful, healthy, rich and popular. Each one of these qualities that an individual lacks makes him or her less worthwhile.…

Loading...

I’ve found this week such a struggle, like a real tough week. I’ve found it hard to even do basic things like brush my teeth or get dressed and that isn’t like me. I’ve had struggles with my sleep since I was a child, conditions have to be just so and now living with my…

Loading...

Three weeks ago if someone told me there was going to be a mass shooting in Las Vegas, I would have assumed I’d be in the trenches doing the nursing thing i.e. wound vacs, chest tubes, q2h pain meds, neuro checks, monitoring h&h and so on and so forth. Funny thing, the one skill I’m…