When you listen to your mind and body, change happens!

My education and career thus far has focused on service to others, with an emphasis on public health. I spent the early part of my twenties doing service programs, which means I chose stipend-based work in the field rather than an actual paying career-level job. I preferred it that way, as I wasn’t particularly moneyContinue reading “When you listen to your mind and body, change happens!”

The cliché is true: it gets better

I’ve written about some heavy feelings in previous posts and I wanted to follow up with how things are going now, in real-time, because we’re all caught up and my story doesn’t end there.  I struggle with depression but talk therapy and medication have both helped tremendously. I’ve found that having an objective person toContinue reading “The cliché is true: it gets better”

I never imagined I would have passive suicidal ideations

After a few months of talk therapy, I still struggled with crying, frustration, constantly feeling overwhelmed and a strong desire to control things around me. I knew what it was like for everything in my life to change in a heartbeat so that created a need for stability and control. I’m not saying it’s theContinue reading “I never imagined I would have passive suicidal ideations”

Depression after cancer was an unexpected struggle

I’m not quite sure where to start with this post but here we go! Prior to cancer, I never really struggled with my mental health. I was lucky. And quite frankly, naive. I definitely miss those days. My cancer diagnosis itself didn’t trigger any mental health issues. Surprisingly, I handled it quite well. I keptContinue reading “Depression after cancer was an unexpected struggle”