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.
Continue reading “Be Safe. Be Kind. Be Human.”
I’m having a hard time.
There, I said it.
I feel myself folding in on myself.
I do everything I’m supposed to do throughout each day. I work, care for my child, interact with my husband, laugh with my mom, etc. But the entire time I’m hyperventilating on the inside. My thoughts are erratic and I’m in a constant state of stress.
I have zero attention span, I’d rather be hiding in a book or playing the new Family Guy game I’ve discovered on my phone. Anything to be invisible and alone. But I can’t do that. I have responsibilities. I have people that I love, that depend on me to be present. Continue reading “Light in the Dark”
Poring over a dusty hatbox of photographs in her grandmother’s closet, Emily Prentice is shocked to discover her father was married to his high school sweetheart before meeting her mother.
In the summer of 1968, Jack and Libbie fall in love under the spell of their small town, untouched by the chaos of the late sixties. Though Libbie’s well-to-do parents disapprove of Jack’s humble family and his aspiration to become a mechanic, she marries Jack a year after they graduate high school. But soon their happiness crumbles as Libbie’s mental state unravels and she is drawn to alcohol and drugs. Despite his efforts to help her, Jack loses the woman he loves and is forced to move on with his life.
Now that Emily’s mother has passed away, Jack is alone again, and Emily grows obsessed with the beautiful woman who had given her father such joy. Determined to find Libbie, Emily pieces together the couple’s fragmented past. But is it too late for happy endings? Continue reading “#BookReview: Finding Libbie”
Faith valiantly tries to deny her explosive attraction to Kill. She finally caves into him when a frightening run-in with her ex, causes her to reevaluate her need to stay away. And she can’t help wondering why she took so long. Kill is everything she’s always wanted in a man, except he’s about to be famous.
Now that she has accepted him, can she keep him? Or will her crippling fears get the best of her?
Kill knows that he has a lot of work ahead of him to break through Faith’s walls. He didn’t expect her to put up such a tough fight.
With his imminent stardom looming, he has to make a choice. Should he continue to fight for Faith’s love and trust, or should he let her go and live his dream without the woman he loves?
Surviving Faith is the second installment of the JackholeS series. Continue reading “#BookReview: Surviving Faith (The JackholeS #2) by Joy Eileen”
I believe this to be more true now than ever before in our current world. As human beings we place filters over our eyes to block out things that don’t agree with our ideals of the world. I’m guilty of it myself and it is something I dislike about myself.
It is something I am working to remedy.
I must be prepared to see the world for all that it is and accept it. I must engage with people who don’t agree with me and try to learn and understand them. How can they see the same things I see and have such a different view? If I try to understand them, will they do the same for me? Who really knows but I have to try.