A Guide to a Crisis

I have stumbled upon a mental crisis. I'm talking deep, dark place, code red, talk me off the ledge crisis. Thankfully, I didn't do anything destructive or harmful, aside from some yelling. What pulled me back down to earth a little from my downward spiral was the thought that if someone else were in this…

One Tool in My Resource Toolbox

Since my soul-baring post about depression,  I knew I had to try something different. Anything. No matter how small or seemingly insignificant. My answer? Using this Pacifica app more regularly. I downloaded it when I was still employed and very stressed, thinking it could help me. It's a very cool app that allows you to track your…

Another link I found with three common breathing exercises. They can be used to combat anxiety or stress. You've probably heard of these exercises, if not utilized them, like myself, but it never hurts to take a refresher course. Breathing: Three Exercises Three Breathing Exercises "Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and…

I came across this awesome relaxation technique from the University of Chicago's counseling services (of all places). That's it. There's no further instruction or dissecting of this technique. I found similar descriptions online, but nothing about how this is supposed to affect the mind or help you. Close your eyes. Touch your thumb to your…

Scribble Scrabble

I haven't been feeling so great lately. Bored by my usual pleasurable activities, down about absolutely nothing, and feeling unusually morose, I don't know what to do to make it better. Yes, I have the Bare Minimum to always go to, but I needed to take a more in-depth approach. So I came up with…

[Re-Plug] Things I’m Learning in Recovery

Throughout the course of this blog's vague direction and scattered postings, I have been in trauma therapy and a 12-step recovery program. There are hard days, there are impossible days, and there are days that make me feel like I really can do it. Unfortunately, it's not linear. Here are just some of the things…