“The sky is grey, but I’m not blue. The healing rain leaves a silver hue. And even when the thunder assaults the night I’m unscathed, and the world’s unchanged. And I can sense a peaceful warning; I know it’s gonna be a silver morning.” I remember writing the above words while sitting outside on the … Continue reading A Silver Lining
Month: May 2017
Guest Post: 5 Benefits of Writing for Mental Health by Talasi Guerra
Life has been crazy these past few weeks, but I am finally getting around to sharing a guest post that I wrote for River-Moose-Reads back at the beginning of April! Click on “View original post” at the bottom of the box below to read the entire article. Enjoy!
5 Benefits of Writing for Mental Health
My name is Talasi Guerra and I am a mental health blogger. Let me clarify that—I am not a mental health professional. Rather, I am an average, every day person who is navigating the ins and outs of life with mental illness.
I have struggled with mental illness for most of my life. Obsessions started at a very young age, and by the time I was fourteen, I had developed an eating disorder. For the next number of years, I was tormented by depression, anxiety, and addictions, until finally, at age 21, I started to make some genuine progress towards recovery.
Since that time, nearly ten years ago, it has been an uphill battle. Fortunately, I have experienced many great successes along the way. Writing has been an essential part of my mental health recovery at every stage. And while I am so…
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Fearless Friday: Learning to Drive
Today I am honored to welcome a guest post by Sarah Poulsen, blogger at Dates and Deployments. In her post, Sarah shares the triumphant story of her journey to overcome her fear of learning how to drive. Way to go, Sarah! When most people first get their learners license, they are mostly excited and a … Continue reading Fearless Friday: Learning to Drive
But I Don’t Feel Like It!
There is nothing easy about going back to work after three weeks away! Even when you love your job and have a ton of things to do to keep you busy, those first few days back in the office are always a bit of a drag. In fact, getting back into the routine of life … Continue reading But I Don’t Feel Like It!
Getting Back in the Groove
Well, I had good intentions when it came to updating my blog while in Africa, but it didn’t exactly work out the way I had hoped or expected. There are a few reasons for that, but at the end of the day, I guess a lot of it just came down to priorities. It’s simple … Continue reading Getting Back in the Groove