The BS of Mental Illness

Sometimes I come across blogs about depression that are utter bullshit. To be clear, in no way am I about to dismantle someone’s personal experiences. I am not discounting the fact that everyone’s symptoms of mental illness vary and that

Get Nosy

Today I’m giving you permission to be intrusive. I recently came across this article from The Mighty that had been tweeted by Katherine Stone of Postpartum Progress. Check it out. Or, just trust me that it’s a beautiful description of

June Wrap-Up

Sorry for the slight delay on the June wrap-up. I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend! For me, the unseasonably cool and cloudy Iowa weather was a welcome change. This weekend we attempted one of the final and most procrastinated


Did you know it takes individuals an average of three counselors before they find someone they like? Lucky me, I hit the jackpot the first time. Or maybe I’m not that picky. Or I was just very desperate. August 2015


On most days I feel much better and believe my postpartum depression has subsided. I’ve stopped going to therapy, but am still on the Sertraline for a little while longer. However, not every day is perfect and I have accepted

Not My Normal Self

If you’ve read previous posts, you may have picked up on the fact that I don’t do well being told I need help and like to do EVERYTHING all by myself. That can lead to stubbornness and a too-late realization

Sinking Into A Hole

I know it’s said all the time, but it’s absolutely true: everyone’s experience with PPD is different. Symptoms vary greatly, treatment options differ, and how individuals respond is, well, individual. Here is a little bit about how PPD looks for┬áme.

Celebrity Crises Are Not Entertainment

If you haven’t seen this clip of Craig Ferguson talking about celebrities and his own battle with alcoholism, stop what you are doing right now and watch. Ok, we are all on the same page now. What did you think?