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I Won

Sometimes I feel the need to look back and reflect. To see how far I’ve come. To remind myself that even when I feel like I’m at my lowest, there is always hope. And light. And life. Two years ago, … Continue reading

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I’m Still Here…and I’m Still Moving Forward

I know it has been over a week since I posted. And in that time I’ve really been paying attention to my moods. And I’m beginning to wonder if the combination of my anti-depressant with my hormonal birth control might … Continue reading

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Doing the Scary Things

This past week I did several things that scared me. Things that pushed me out of my comfort zone. Things that made me face my anxiety head on. Last Sunday, I went into the town’s health food store. They had … Continue reading

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Two Weeks

Two weeks since my last post. Two weeks ago I was so proud of myself. Two weeks can make such a difference. I haven’t posted in two weeks because I’ve been slipping. And all I want to do is hide. … Continue reading

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There is Hope

I’m getting there. I’m getting back to myself again. I feel my optimism returning, my zest for life. My energy levels are getting back to normal. Today I had an “a-ha!” moment, a conversation that really solidified my recovery. I … Continue reading

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There is Definite Improvement

I am getting better. I can see the improvements with each passing day. I am now getting out of my apartment 3-4 days a week, instead of only once.  Yes I still feel anxious when I go out, but I … Continue reading

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Today I Hate Myself

Today I am filled with anger and hatred. Anger towards, and hatred of, myself. I hate that I feel like a failure. And I’m angry at myself for believing it. I hate feeling like I can’t function. And I’m angry … Continue reading

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You’re Doing a Good Job

Sometimes we all need to be reminded that we are doing good things. Whether it is at our jobs, taking care of our families, and even taking care of ourselves. Sometimes I feel like people think I’m not doing enough … Continue reading

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Soul-Crushing Exhaustion

I know I have alluded to it before, in my post¬†Wrestling the Black Beast of Depression and Anxiety, but the exhaustion and fatigue I experience can be just as crippling as the mental anguish. Today was not a very good … Continue reading

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On the Road to Recovery

Taking those First Steps This morning I met with a caseworker for Ontario Works. Part of me felt like such a failure for having to ask for this help. And I was bracing myself for a humiliating, demeaning experience (my … Continue reading

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