Not being able to do as much as others does not make you less than

Having mental or chronic illness sucks. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves not to compare and that not being able to do as much as others does not make you less than.The most important this to remember is to take care of yourself. Your health is more important then proving a point to others or […]

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Trauma and Isolation

Do you ever feel alone around people? I remember this strange sense of isolation when I returned to school the summer after my open-heart surgery when I was 14. Something in me changed. I feel this again. I thought I was fine during my time off work. I kept myself busy. Although, I was by […]

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The Mightiest

I got my “The Mighty” sweater about a week ago. I’m so excited and honored to a community leader on the site. I’ve been a member of The Mighty Site for many years now and seen it grow. There are so many resources on the site to help those with mental and chronic illnesses. I […]

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What the 10-year photo challenge means when you are chronically ill

Here it is, the newest photo challenge to ring in the new decade. While most are comparing their younger selves to how they look now, maybe even celebrating body transformations, the 10-year photo challenge means an entirely different thing to someone who has chronic illness.

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Strive for Progress Not Perfection

It’s a hard one to follow when we feel like the world is pushing us to be perfect. We are surrounded by society telling us how we should model our bodies, our homes, what we should or shouldn’t buy. That we won’t be happy till we are perfect.

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Perfectionism

At its root perfectionism isn’t really about a deep love of being meticulous. It’s about fear. Fear of making a mistake. Fear of disappointing others. Fear of failure. Fear of success.  – Michael Law I’ve talked a lot about my OCD but not so much about perfectionism. There are two different types of perfectionism and […]

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Two Months Post-Op

Yesterday marked two months since my surgery. There are so many things I’m grateful for. These past two months have been spent with a whole lot of healing.

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