I reside in Ontario, Canada, have been married over 40 years, never had any children but do have one ‘spoiled’ dog named “Emma”.
Intense psychotherapy began in 1994 (at age 38) to tackle the demons that disturbed my everyday living, resulting in the diagnosis of PTSD (childhood sexual abuse). This ultimately led to years of major depression, hospitalizations, ECT treatments, and unemployment.
Throughout these daunting years, I journaled daily, and thankfully I did as ECT robbed me of considerable long-term memory.
Those journals were my savior and with those endless pages of hopeless and helpless reflections, I was able to compose articles to articulate and express all of the emotions felt in areas of my life that were delved into in therapy. Writing has forever been my passion.
I returned to the workforce and was employed for about 6 years, however, life currently presents itself with numerous health-related issues where I continuously struggle with bouts of depression, chronic migraine pain, and other invisible illnesses.
At this moment, I continue with therapy dealing with day-to-day issues. At times, recollections of sexual and emotional abuse from my childhood pop up, bringing with it the sting and agony followed by outbursts of sadness and emotion. Therapy is invaluable for depression, which I struggle with derived mainly from my daily migraine pain.
This fantastic blog started in 2007.
What exactly will you find while you scroll through these posts? Good question:
I post articles in a “what comes to mind that day” or if I’ve stumbled upon a particularly engrossing editorial, descriptive article, news release that would interest or benefit my readers or anything that would relate to my blog.
My preference is to post shorter research articles so that the reader does not end up in snooze land, however, some of my personal written articles are a bit longer! Included will be a variety of various topics, beautiful poetry, quotes for inspiration, images and reblogging from other blogger’s incredible posts.
Mental Health/Illness topics addressing: Stigma, PTSD, childhood sexual abuse, depression, bipolar disorder, narcissist parenting, narcissism, migraines or chronic pain, eating disorders, cancer, other mental illnesses, psychotherapy, or abuses. Also, personal articles about my own journey through depression, the healing process of PTSD and maternal narcissism with therapy etc..
With “Living in Stigma”, opportunities have come my way in the form of a series of articles on mental health on the website “Mind Your Mind”.
In 2011, I was interviewed via podcast on “Safe Space Radio” from Portland, U.S.A on the topic of “Mental Illness Stigma“.
I have been invited as a “guest” writer numerous times to compose various posts relating to mental health and other health-related issues on other blogging sites.
“Ghostwriting” is also been another specialty of mine, composing posts for other bloggers on various sites including WordPress.
- Join me at another site: “myinfp.wordpress.com” where I’ve created a blog on Personality Types and information (incl. myself as an INFP)
- You can take a peek at some of my replies to questions asked on Quora.com.
- I also ventured into the world of writing children’s books. On Storybird.com, (my username is skyblue79) I’ve created a few children’s picture books, quotes, and poems as a start, and thoroughly enjoy this unique form of writing.
Off topic with regards to blogging, I began a new project in November 2017 (which explains my absence from blogging) and entered the world of Print-On-Demand. Aside from my passion for writing, I have a huge passion for art and developed graphic art skills to design products for online product marketplaces. These marketplaces include Amazon.com, Redbubble.com just to name a couple. I will continue to design, however, I plan to devote most of my time to my blog now.
Thanks for stopping by, if it wasn’t for all of you this blog wouldn’t be the success it is with over 460,000 visitors.
updated March 2019