I restarted mindfulness

      I took some time out of my day today and decided to give mindfulness another try. I ended up going to YouTube and trying a guided meditation led by Jon Kabat Zinn called sitting meditation. Jon Kabat Zinn is an expert in…

Five myths about anxiety

    Today I will be talking about a few common myths about anxiety. I suffer from generalized anxiety disorder and panic attacks and some days simple tasks such as shopping or even leaving my home feel impossible. Hopefully, discussing these misconceptions helps some people…

Mindfulness seems to be working

      Mindfulness Definitions Intentionally living with awareness in the present moment. (Waking up from automatic or rote behaviors to participate and be present to our own lives.) Without judging or rejecting the moment. (Noticing consequences, discerning helpfulness and harmfulness– but letting go of…

Started group therapy

      I started doing group therapy at Bayless Healthcare yesterday and I think it was a really good decision based on the results so far. In the class the main focus in mindfulness a subject that I have spoken negatively about on my…

I survived my return to therapy

It’s over! I made it out of my first therapy session in about three months alive! There were some down points and even a few good ones so I will call today session a success. The main focus of today’s session was figuring out a…

Letting go and beginning to forgive

I've had a lot of bad things happen to me during my childhood which have been very difficult for me to deal with and are also the primary source of my PTSD. I have had so many problems with these memories but I must admit…

Story from group therapy

Today at my mood group therapy class I had a terrible time due to some people not respecting the rest of the group but I will keep going and hopefully, things will get better. One thing that did sickout today, however, was an old Cherokee story about…

New medicine but still not feeling right

Last week my therapist put me on a new set of medicine because she claims I was misdiagnosed. According to her my diagnosis of depression and PTSD was only half right. I still have the PTSD but it’s not depression that I’m suffering from but…

Filled with hope after doctor visit

So yesterday I went to the doctor to see about getting something to help me with my depression and mood until my group therapy teaches me enough coping mechanisms to make just everyday living possible. After spending some time with the doctor she informed me…

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