Archive for June, 2015

Depression and cats that saved my life

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cat-with-mouseSince my divorce, I had several relationships. Some were fun and some were trouble, but only one lasted for more than 4 months. As time went on, I found that the “down” time in between relationships grew from a few months to a few years. This current break that I am on will hit four years this coming May.

So here I was, fresh out of a short-term relationship and I was tired of the dating game. Tired of guys not being as into me as I was into them. Tired of the ups and downs… just tired of it all. I needed to take some time to regroup and figure out what I really wanted in my life, but what I discovered was something all together different.

I Am A Skin-Picker

images-82This is my week for gross posts. Please do not read if you are eating or get a queasy stomach very easily.

I had horrible nail biting habit for as long as I could remember. Sometime in my early 20’s, I found a way to overcome it by keeping my nails painted all the time. I would wear all kinds of colors from blue to green to black. It was fun and eventually, my nail biting habit was broken.

At the same time, I decided to quit an eight year, pack-a-day smoking habit, cold-freaking-turkey. Yeah, I know. I tend to push myself to my limits without really thinking. I probably should have planned things out a little better because I ended up replacing two bad habits for one big one.

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meditation-silhouetteOriginally Blessed is a blog to encourage everyone to live life wholly. Live Life. There are posts about my gluten allergy, food intolerance, and travel posts as well. Try new Things, Live Life Full.

 

The Interview with The Mental Illness Happy Hour Podcast

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viooyjf0About two or three years ago, I discovered a podcast on iTunes on the subject of mental illness called Mental Illness Happy Hour. I was immediately hooked. Here was a forum where people could talk freely about the darkness in their heads… and it was okay… and it was coming from real people.

This podcast became a huge aid in my healing process. I would listen every week as I would make the hour drive up to San Francisco for my weekly therapy appointment and it would trigger so many thoughts and feelings that I would then I would then discuss with my therapist.

Online Dating… Again

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images-88I am online dating again.

Trust me, I’m not happy about it. I would much rather meet someone through friends or hell, I would even take meeting someone at a bar at this point. Anything to get me away from the crazies that seem to frequent the online sites.

I have had a few interesting prospects as well as my fair share of some some creepy ones, but I thought I would share some of the more “creative” ones.

Note: Names have been changed, but otherwise all spelling and grammatical errors are their own.