Is It Really Worth Getting out of Your Warm Bed Every Single Morning? The Truth

A Beautiful Mind 4 Me

Day 3 of the 12 Days of CHRISTmas

“Krista, it’s time to get up.”

I would lie in bed wishing I could fall back asleep as the care tech left the room to wake up the next person.

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Grudgingly, I would then change into my hospital gown and head into the hallway to get my vitals taken. The whole time contemplating if getting up would be worth it today.

But, no matter how exhausted, depressed, or overwhelmed I was, there was one thing that always motivated me to get up and face the day.

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The One Major Way an Eating Disorder Lies to You Everyday

A Beautiful Mind 4 Me

Day 2 of the 12 Days of CHRISTmas

I hated it. I hated it so much! I could not stand anything about my own body to the point that I was willing to die to change it.

Like many people out there, I struggle with an eating disorder. So, you could say my body and I are not exactly on good terms.

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Revolutionize Your Christmas Spirit by Studying These Words from the Prophets

A Beautiful Mind 4 Me

Day 1 of the 12 Days of CHRISTmas

Twinkling lights reflect off the ornaments. The smell of pine fills the room. Holiday songs are playing wherever I go. It is the Christmas season and I can see it all around me, but do I feel it?

This year has been a little crazy for me. Christmas is going to come six days before I am discharged from an eating disorder treatment center. I am now out of 24-hour care and in a day program which means that I get to spend most of this holiday season at home.

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Murders, Shootings, and Deaths: The Ultimate Secret to Raising Resilient Children in a Tragedy Stricken World

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 →

Attention Mormons! 4 Ways You Are Doing Member Missionary Work Wrong by Trying to Be like the Missionaries

When my husband and I were first married he got called to be the ward mission leader and I as one of his ward missionaries. I remember turning to my husband and saying that I had no clue what I was doing and nothing seemed to work. After talking to my husband I realized that... Continue Reading →

Lottie’s Mental Health Story

I was diagnosed with Anxiety and Depression at the age of 20, after a bad time in my life, where I hurt myself and tried to take my own life, I spoke to a friend about what I was going through and they convinced me to go to the doctor.

8 Secrets to Balance Your Life

I felt unbearably claustrophobic even though I was sitting alone in a dark room. My breathing was faster than normal with quick short breaths over and over, never taking in enough air. Exhaustion filled every part of my body and I knew that no amount of sleep would make it go away. My life had... Continue Reading →

6 Essential Points for Understanding Depression

I have known for years that I struggle with depression, but it is still hard to believe. I never wanted this. I grew up seeing people struggle and I was negatively affected by it. I told myself that I would never be like them so as not to also hurt those around me. Like most... Continue Reading →

What it is like going to the temple with mental illness

"What size dress do you want?" the lady asked me from behind the counter. Don't have a panic attack, don't have a panic attack, I kept thinking to myself as I replied, "I don't know. What sizes do you have?" The lady went on to explain all the different sizes that they offered while I... Continue Reading →

The Problem with Optimism

Despite my depression I have always thought of myself as an optimistic person, until the day my therapist told me to stop... People who seem to be the happiest are those that are the most optimistic. Because of this, there is a lot of push to be optimistic. Now, I'm not saying that optimism is... Continue Reading →

This is Depression

I woke up this morning feeling overwhelmed and anxious. I couldn't calm myself down and started feeling shameful and guilty. I've been so tired from a week of bad sleep that I just felt so physically and emotionally exhausted. No matter how much I tried I couldn't get myself out of bed. I ended up... Continue Reading →

So, this is what me and my dietitian really talk about…

I had just gotten out of my car and was walking toward the house when our sweet elderly neighbor asked me how my day had been. I mentioned that I was just getting back from my weekly meeting with my dietitian and she replied, "Oh, I should do that because I eat way to much."... Continue Reading →

The Everyday Fight

Today I sat at work just typing away as my coworker talked to another behind me. The conversation was nothing out of the ordinary but it affected me. I felt guilt and shame that has lasted throughout the day. This is because listening to them talk about exercise made my eating disorder start screaming at me.... Continue Reading →

A Difficult Sunday

Sunday... Sunday... Sunday... a day I in which I tend to mentally crash. I really don't know why Sunday's are so difficult for me. I could be because it is the start of a new week and that is really overwhelming for me. I also could have something to do with the fact that lately... Continue Reading →

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