#MyInvisibleProject

You never know what is going on with someone. Everyone has a story to tell. There are so many of us that have invisible illnesses that can be both mental and physical.

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Why Covid-19 is a Nightmare for someone with Dermatillomania

Washing your hands and keeping your hands away from your face are the first things you hear from the CDC when Covid-19 broke out. Simple tasks that should be an easy thing to follow for the everyday person. But for someone like myself with dermatillomania the task is far from simple. Dermatillomania is related to […]

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Stay Afraid, but Do it Anyway – Carrie Fisher

Continuing on the perfectionist series I have to add a nod to my favorite feminist heroes, Carrie Fisher. She once said “Stay afraid, but do it anyway.” I hit me so hard that I Carrie Fisher had it right. As she did with many things. It’s okay to be afraid of doing things and taking […]

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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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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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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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Life on Pause, Moving On

Are you ever afraid of moving forward in your life? Living with chronic illnesses or being born with a congenital defect can weigh on your life it many ways. It can make you pause your life for your health for many years if not forever.

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