#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.

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 toContinue reading “Why Covid-19 is a Nightmare for someone with Dermatillomania”

Chronic Illness and Eating Disorders

Food and I always had a complex relationship, but after I had my second open heart surgery in between my freshmen and sophomore year I started losing weight. The more I lost weight the more in control I felt over my body.

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 takingContinue reading “Stay Afraid, but Do it Anyway – Carrie Fisher”

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 orContinue reading “Not being able to do as much as others does not make you less than”

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 andContinue reading “Perfectionism”

September is Suicide Awareness Month

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day.
What does that mean? It means sharing stories, bringing awareness and ending stigma around suicide. Making sure that those who are feeling suicidal have a place to feel safe and talk things through and realize that ending their life isn’t the answer.

Crop Tops and Full Bellies

This photo is from my last full day in Pittsburgh and my heart was as full and happy as my belly. 🌟Coming from someone who grew up in the 90’s, crop tops were the rag back then. But I was considered a chubby girl a prepubescent teen with big boobs and was “not allowed” toContinue reading “Crop Tops and Full Bellies”

Bucket lists and Living in the Moment

You don’t need a bucket list. You don’t need a list to remind you of everything you believe you have to do before you leave this world. Do things for the sake of wanting to do them and if you don’t, guess what you were still here you lived your life. Death is inevitable. SomeContinue reading “Bucket lists and Living in the Moment”

When you look at these two photos there is nothing different between them. The before is the same as the after. 🌟 The other day I saw a story by @fyeahmfabello that spoke about a post where a thinner woman posted photos comparing her body between being flexed and relaxed and how it can beContinue reading