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 altogether 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, how to get a great career, learning tips, 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 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.