I told you all my secrets. Secrets tightly locked away, the key hidden just below the surface, barely visible through my smile. Pledges made, secrets revealed, you promised to help me hold myself up. Lies hidden under your surface, barely visible through your smile. I reach for your hand, freely given with vows, our fingertips…… Continue reading Promises

Fire and Ice

I am finally at a place in my life when I feel like I got it. Go ahead, throw it at me. My shields are strong. The flames from the past are distinguished; the scars help me remember that I am a fighter. I have battled and I have won. I know contentment, confidence, and…… Continue reading Fire and Ice

A Tiger in Disguise

I am a woman, mother, wife, friend and daughter. Most importantly, I am a fighter. Most of my life has been spent in a state of constant survival mode, and I’m winning. As a child, I learned to hide, be quiet, not to make waves. The consequences of being seen or heard were terrifying. The…… Continue reading A Tiger in Disguise

Notes From one Human to Another

I started thinking about what people with mental illness and chronic disease would want you, the people without mental illness and chronic disease, to know…. But, I don’t know what others want you to know. All I know is that this is what I wish you knew about MY mental illness and chronic disease. This…… Continue reading Notes From one Human to Another