Just Minding Art What inspired you to create Just Minding? The need for expressing my feelings somehow. I have always needed to either write, draw, or make something to process whatever I am thinking about. Just Minding came up as a new graphic response to understand my feelings and also to communicate them more consciously […]
What would you say is your biggest mental health struggle that you deal with on a regular basis? You know when you drop a feather and it floats slowly back and forth, wafting its way down to the ground? Follow the feather’s trajectory, and it’s a fair descriptor of my trajectory through depression – a […]
I am no longer afraid to be myself. I am strong, caring, and beautiful and want to help others see the same things in themselves.
How do you struggle with mental health and what are your best coping skills? I struggle with depression, anxiety and acute OCD and they’re things that have been bottled up over the years, but have always sorta been under the surface. I was definitely an anxious child and have had my OCD symptoms since I […]
I got a chance to connect with Allison Micco from the Don’t Freak Out podcast about mental health! She has some amazing insights about anxiety, sobriety, and being open about mental health.
For a long time healing from trauma and traumatic events included telling victims/survivors to forgive the perpetrator. Forgive what happened, let it go, and move on. Every time I heard this advice I wanted to scream, how dare someone tell me that I need to forgive what someone did, especially if they have faced no repercussions […]
“Change is inevitable. No matter if it’s good or bad, change is one of the few things in life you can always rely on. Don’t fear it, but feel reassured – you won’t live the same life all along.” -t.k.
Alli and I cover a lot and laugh through almost all of it, even when we probably shouldn’t be. Listen to the two of us chat about her experience with getting diagnosed, holding stress in her stomach, and working with her new favorite therapist.
Anxiety keeps me from sleeping at all (hello 3 hours a night) and depression makes me sleep non stop because I cannot get myself out of bed.