Most recently published stories in Psyche.
Your Weight Is Not Your Wellness
Weight loss is big business. I did not join the fitness industry to exploit weakness, though, I became a personal trainer to try to save myself, after a lifetime of being overweight. In doing so, I came to realise I owed my clients much more than just meal plans and workouts.
10 Top Personality Disorder Types
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Years ago on a summers evening I awkwardly shuffled to my room after what I had just witnessed. You had looked so ridiculous to my ten year old eyes, the worst part is that you had thought you were in the right.
I overindulge and shovel globs of fluffy, velvety ice cream into my small, round mouth, glossed with delusions of oil and vinegar. My tongue paralyzes after the mortifying aftertaste of highly saturated fat and sugar. Every bone in my body stretches and cracks before joining together to play the failure's violin. Beads of sweat contour my forehead and burst into rivers, running down my face. The elastic skin around my eyes reaches around and pinches every corner when I can't bare to look into the bowl. These two polished fingers could be anywhere else buried under pillows but they were gouging my heart out through the tube of my sore throat, digging for bones and dead things like a rabid dog. My stomach tenses and the waves twist and melt at the sides like the mutilated top of a cone.
The 2016 Heroin Overdose Viral Photo
Remember this shocking photo from 2016? The photo shows a mother passed out sitting inside the driver's seat of her car, needle clutched tightly in hand, as her toddler son, strapped in his car seat, cries. The woman had just overdosed on heroin when another person witnessed the incident and called police.
Healthy Coping Mechanisms
NOTE: Not all skills help everyone, but they are all worth trying. 1. Therapy Although this may seem obvious, I know of many people who don't believe that it is useful at all, not even just for themselves. It helps to get the emotions out for many people.
Conversion Disorder Journal (Part 1)
I have had functional neurological disorder (FND) for about three and a half years now, since April 2018. It really began to get bad after my grandma passed away in June 2018 though. Before I get too into my personal story about it, I will explain a little bit about what FND, or conversion disorder, is.
How do we React to our Personality Type?
Do you feel an immediate change in how you respond when faced with a problem when you feel your personality type is different from what others expect you to do? You may be one of the many who keep a track of your personality type so that you can identify the difference between your behavior and that of others. One of the main differences between your personality and others’ may include how you choose to respond when a different circumstance forces you to make a decision on whether or not to conform to a socially acceptable way of acting. Below are a few reasons that I have seen people act in different ways when under challenging circumstances based on their type.
Faking A Smile
I learned how to fake a smile when I was two years old and I started dance classes. Spotlight hits you and you show your teeth.
But Not Tonight
Its twenty minutes past midnight and I'm still awake. Usually, I stay awake a few hours after everybody else because all the awaits me on the other side of sleep is getting up again. Showering again. Getting dressed again. Going to work again.
Lost, and Six Months Alone
I, like most people, had one of the worst years imaginable in 2020. The pandemic is a given, naturally. But then I lost my sister, a beloved dog, and an Aunt in a matter of four months. I struggled with crippling depression throughout the year. Then a week shy of the anniversary of what I consider the start of the worst year ever (March 12th), and the day after I received my first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, my ex sat me down and broke up with me, then moved out the next day. So this year, 2021, hasn't been much better in many ways.
How to Stop Feeling Unworthy
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