Your daughter doesn’t owe you a hug

I saw a post with this title on Facebook... and yes, it goes for sons too, but oftentimes girls are taught to acquiesce to the wants of others and that needs to stop. I remember numerous times as a kid feeling angry and like I wanted to punch something when I felt forced to hug [...]

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Everything feels old, decrepit, broken

I can't sleep. I'm anxious because I'm getting no sleep, so it's harder to fall asleep. So I do what you're supposed to do, stop checking your phone and get out of bed, but it's 3 am here now and that doesn't help because I have to get up at 6:30. I know I'm going [...]

Attachment Wounds

What is particularly distressing about intimate relationships can be ... the intimacy itself, depending on your attachment style. Your past wounds/hurts/insecurities/whatever you want to call it regarding being in any type of relationship and relating to other individuals emerge when you're in an intimate relationship. "Emerge" may be too soft a word, sometimes your issues [...]

Wellness Wednesday

Today I had a bunch of ideas about what topic to write about... shame, trauma, sleep... but I am choosing connection/relationships for this week because connecting with others has been.... has always been ... rather difficult for me. I recall when I was younger in elementary school feeling like I was uninterested in the majority [...]

High Functioning Anxiety 11

It's Wednesday again, huh? Not really sure what to write. I've been keeping up with school work, just doing the minimum, which is what I can manage right now. And I'm kind of ok with that. My current circumstances have allowed me to take better care of myself and I'm grateful for that. I did, [...]

High Functioning Anxiety 9

The last week or so has been pretty miserable for me. I find one of my trauma/anxiety/whatever is wrong with me triggers is feeling like I can't say no to something or being so stressed and confused to the max to where I can't make good decisions or feeling forced into something. That has been [...]