Category: mental illness

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

I’ve gained a lot of weight (medication, slowing metabolism, bad habits) and I’ve struggled with accepting it. It’s so easy to let my disordered thoughts take over. I’ve slowly been getting used to it and being OK with it. Now I’m starting to embrace…

Video Update: Medication Changes

Check out my new Vlog post!  

Dear Future Katie – Letter To Get Me Through Future Tough Times

Dear Future Katie: Here’s a few things I want you to know… You struggle with mental health conditions. This is something you will have to deal with for the rest of your life. But always remember: Hard times comes and they go. You have…

To The Person Who Asked If I Was Expecting

I knew you didn’t mean any harm when you asked me today if I was expecting. But, your question hurt me. I’m experiencing an uncomfortable side effect of a new medication I’m on – bloating and gas. I looked in the mirror today and…

YouTube Channel

Hello to my followers! April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year’s theme is “Your Voice Has Power.” and is very appropriate as I am currently working on expressing myself and my story through verbal communication. I have started a Vlog on YouTube. Feel…

Great Things Are Happening

Exactly one month from today I will be turning 30. I am so excited to be entering a new decade and finally leave the horrible 20s behind. I say that because it was in my 20s that my mental health issues were at their…

Get Happy: Self Care After Being Sexually Abused

Get Happy. My new Bath and Body Works Lotion and Body Spray set. Even nearly 9 years later I am still learning how to love my body after it betrayed me. I’m slowly realizing that it wasn’t my body that betrayed me but my…