When baby number 3 came along I tried desperately to convince myself and others that I still had my crap together. But like quicksand, I was sinking deeper the more I tried to fight it.
My name is Sacha and I have something to confess. I have anxiety. Terrible anxiety. I have had it for as long as I can remember. I am twenty-four years old and my anxiety hasn’t gotten any better. If anything, my anxiety has gotten worse.
Why did I write it? Because, I was angry, which in turn made me feel completely guilty. I understood what was going on. Thus, I wrote the post, “The Anger at Someone with Mental Illness No One Talks About,” because I felt like I was a horrible hypocrite.
Is it okay to be angry at someone who struggles with mental illness? It’s a feeling of deep hurt that twists my stomach into knots. I give everything I can and feel that I get nothing in return. All I want is a connection, reliability, and for them not to be a downer all the time! I miss the person I use to know so well!
Every single day I check my social media. Yes, I'm a bit obsessed. Between seeing what all my friends are up to I read, "Murder!" "Terrorist attacks!" "Shooting!" "Death!" I feel my heart racing. Every single day something horrible is happening somewhere in the world and that terrifies me! I get scared to even check... Continue Reading →
Bruce Feiler explains why family history creates more resilient children in his article "The Stories That Bind Us", I hit the breaking point as a parent a few years ago. It was the week of my extended family’s annual gathering in August, and we were struggling with assorted crises. My parents were aging; my wife and... Continue Reading →
I got to listen to Stephanie Nielson speak on October 1st! She is my hero for so many reasons and I love reading her blog so I was extremely excited to listen to her speak at Utah Valley University. I was disappointed that I had to sit in the back but it was just incredible to... Continue Reading →
Don't say, "Good job!" Have you lost your mind?! That was my exact thought when my Applied Parenting teacher did a lesson on encouragement vs praise. This was the most mind blowing lesson I have ever had because I could see how much my husband and I struggle with this. The article that goes with... Continue Reading →
I am not a parent!!! But I am taking the class Applied Parenting and I just wanted to share an article my teacher shared with us in class that I thought was just mind blowing. The point of this blog is to share things that I learn in my life and Behavioral Science Family Studies... Continue Reading →