Have We Had #Enough Yet?


In a facebook group we were asked our opinion on the most recent shooting. The post used Columbine as an example and also reference bullying. When I responded, I had no idea that I would have so much to say. I tell you this to provide a preface for the post below:

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Ok, so here are my thoughts and opinions on this topic.

I agree with previous comments, we’re learning or have learned that Columbine wasn’t caused by bullying. Well, not bullying of shooters. The main shooter was a bully himself, his accomplice was a boy with mental illness that craved acceptance. That’s what I’ve perceived from what I’ve read at least. Continue reading “Have We Had #Enough Yet?”

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Nu You…By LizaJane


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I am so happy January is over. I think I had 7 days off total and 2 of them were due to illness. I’m burnt out. I’m frazzled and I’m overworked. But hey, my check is bigger…thanks to me, we’ll see what happens in February. Continue reading “Nu You…By LizaJane”

Be Safe. Be Kind. Be Human.


With the hustle and chaos that is the holiday season, it’s easy to forget how this time of year affects us all, especially those with mental illness.

Year around people who suffer from mental illness struggle from day to day to hold it together, imagine what that’s like this time of year.

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Thankful at Thanksgiving


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I was listening to Nick G, from The Dependent Independent, this morning and he really inspired me. He was talking about being grateful. More importantly, he was talking about the mundane, every day stuff, that we can and should be thankful for but sometimes feel ashamed for feeling grateful.

Confused yet?

For instance, I’m grateful for how confident I am becoming. Saying that out loud might seem pompous or egotistical but that’s ok. I’ve worked really hard to become more confident. I still have days and moments when I’m far from confident but that is also ok. I’m grateful for the change. Continue reading “Thankful at Thanksgiving”

Shaking with Fear, Sharing my Truth


I posted a picture earlier this week. It was of me 8 weeks post-partum and one of me as of Sunday, October 29, 2017. The difference to me is shocking. It might not be to others but they don’t really know what is most shocking to me.

I’m about to tell you.

I’m extremely scared to tell this story but it’s been on my mind and in my head for too long. I need to release it and allow me to embrace and accept me.

Prior to discovering I was pregnant on July 4, 2015, I was self-destructing. Continue reading “Shaking with Fear, Sharing my Truth”