Setting Boundaries for Online Sharing

My favorite self-help queen, Rachel Hollis, is in what she calls a “difficult season” right now. She’s gracious enough to share these little glimpses of her life as it drastically changes. She’s allowing her followers and readers to see a little bit of her pain through her emails, podcasts, and posts. However, as someone who’sContinue reading “Setting Boundaries for Online Sharing”

Finding the Silver Lining

In both my podcast and my blog, I’ve talked about how quarantine has seriously changed everyone’s way of life. Whether your senior year came to an end, you were laid off, or you try to find normal at work every shift – it’s weird! With people continuing to get sick and no vaccine available quiteContinue reading “Finding the Silver Lining”

How To Handle the Haters

I told myself that I wasn’t going to write a blog about accepting internet hate until I had a full-on, blatant troll. I get a lot of passive comments from people who don’t really understand the complexities of mental health. My political posts are subject to debates at times. For the most part, though, peopleContinue reading “How To Handle the Haters”

A Look Into a Depressive Episode

For the most part, I’m okay. I haven’t always been able to say that. I mean, for most of my formative years I would grumble, “I’m fine.” Everyone around me knew that was a lie, but I thought I was pulling it off decently. It wasn’t until I  found myself in writing that I feltContinue reading “A Look Into a Depressive Episode”

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

My brother and I were pondering what could be the most contradictory message that I could sharenon my blog. Maybe something like “You Shouldn’t Talk About Your Mental Health,” where I advocate for everyone keeping their traps shut. There are already many people in this world who spend their time writing articles with titles suchContinue reading “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

I Was Scared of Working Out

I gained an exceptional amount of weight in a short amount of time. I packed on about 60 pounds in three years. It doesn’t sound like a ton when you’re reading it, but it felt like a hell of a lot when I was looking in the mirror. This is the part of the blogContinue reading “I Was Scared of Working Out”

Is it Okay to be Okay in May?

May is my month!. It’s my birthday month. It’s also when I would get a break from college, and it’s usually when the weather starts getting warmer in Wisconsin. More importantly, May is Mental Health Awareness Month aka a time when I want all of you to bend a knee because I have a healthyContinue reading “Is it Okay to be Okay in May?”

I Brought Home a Puppy to be my Emotional Support

Let’s make sure that my words mean more than my actions for this one. If you all start coming home with a bunch of 8 week old puppies at the ripe young age of 19, your parents are going to have a biiiiiig problem with you reading EmyD Blog. I also can’t be a hypocrite,Continue reading “I Brought Home a Puppy to be my Emotional Support”

Your Mental Illness Does Not Need a “Cause” to be Valid

I’m annoyed…pissed off even. Usually, that means that I wouldn’t blog and I would just write a really long journal entry and call it a day. But, I’m not happy with how much I’ve been blogging lately, so maybe this will make it a little more real for you all. I spend a lot ofContinue reading “Your Mental Illness Does Not Need a “Cause” to be Valid”

My Experience with a Narcissist

I have told my story before. I feel like I’ve told it a million times. Through tears to my mom as she was holding me, over text where he was definitely not listening, and or where I was scream crying at him in the car. Over and over again. In other blogs, I have talkedContinue reading “My Experience with a Narcissist”