The Anxiety of treating Anxiety (Mental Health Day)

I wasn’t going to write today. My depression is telling me, “Why bother?” and I want to just crawl into bed. But I am always searching for someone who feels the way I do and maybe if I put some of my fears of treatment out into the world, someone will have a moment where … Continue reading The Anxiety of treating Anxiety (Mental Health Day)

My To Be Read Pile

Currently my to be read (TBR) pile is towering high on my bedroom floor. I have stubbed my toes on it more than once in the last week. These books are just my newest ones (mostly all from Christmas presents) and does not include the many many more on my TBR shelf or the handful … Continue reading My To Be Read Pile

Bravery Beads for Mental Illness

My bravery beads show my journey with mental illness This story was first published on Medium: https://medium.com/@emmaoswald/bravery-beads-shouldnt-be-just-for-kids-57413bf93b5f I first encountered “Bravery Beads” when my nephew was hospitalized as a toddler. He would receive a bead for every procedure, poke, set back and triumph. During his 4 month stay in the hospital he received enough beads to … Continue reading Bravery Beads for Mental Illness

Spoilers for Black Cairn Point by Claire McFall

I just finished reading Black Cairn Point by Claire McFall and have so many feelings about it. Warning, this post will contain A LOT OF SPOILERS. Do not continuing reading if you have not finished the book. Summary: The book is about a group of teenagers in Scotland who set out on a camping trip … Continue reading Spoilers for Black Cairn Point by Claire McFall