I know I post a lot on here, I feel the more we talk and interact with each other it becomes easier to open up. So who’s got fur babies? In my experience they are some of the best listener! In the picture it’s my two cattle dogs both are very aware of my emotions and have helped me out a ton!
Do you find journaling helps you? Do you prefer old school pen & paper or an electronic means? Do you like just getting free/random thoughts down or does having prompts help? I personally like old school pen & paper and I enjoy having prompts. It helps me to learn things about myself that I otherwise may have never taken notice of.
Just wanted to create a list of all of our favorite comfort shows so that those of us looking to try new ones or connect over similar ones can. Here are my top 5: 1) Friends 2) NCIS 3) The Office 4) New Girl 5) That '70's Show
Use this thread to post some gym time, quality outdoor time, or anything that gets your heart rate up. Your physical health is directly related to your mental health so let’s encourage each other to be the best we can be and win everyday.
I had several surgeries this year and finally got the all clear from my surgeon last week. Something I’ve always dealt with is “gym-timidation.” I don’t know much about building muscles (like which muscle groups to work on together), I don’t know how to use the majority of the machines, and I hate the feeling that everyone is watching me fumble around the equipment like a baby giraffe learning to walk. Any tips or tricks on how to build my confidence up besides “just go”?
So I wanted to share this because I’m not quite over it and I’m not sure how to grieve in a healthy way. I need a little help. I’m sure everyone here has lost family and friends. This year has been one of my worst for losses. In July of 2023 my bestfriend was in a 4 car pile up. She was placed under sedation and on a ventilator for two weeks. Then eventually moved to a medically induced coma on her third week. She was expected to make a full recovery after her body had time to rest and heal. A doctor attempted to perform a trach on her knowing he shouldn’t. He created a second hole on accident and it got infected with necrotizing fasciitis. A week later the infection had spread to her brain. Ultimately leading to her death on July 25th. The wound of her passing still feels fresh as if it just happened today. She was 20 years old. Her mother is a drug addict and used the money we raised to bring her body from Texas to home in Indiana for drugs. As far as I know her body is still in the morgue in Texas. I have resorted to unhealthy ways of coping due to this. And I have lots of pain and anger towards her mother and the doctor. I am not entirely sure what to do with my feelings. I feel as if everything I try to do to help myself doesn’t work. And I’m at a loss. I’m always in pain and I’m tired of hurting. And I just need someone who has experienced this to help me and lead me down the path of healing. She was a beautiful soul who saw the good in everyone and everything. And she got me through some of my darkest times. And now I do not have her to get me through those times. Here are some beautiful pictures of my bestfriend and I. She was very connected to nature so I tend to go on walks and watch the sunset to connect with her but it’s just not enough it feels like. She was an amazing aunt to my little boy as well.
Grief is one of the hardest emotions to navigate. It’s so different for every single person. The important thing is knowing that it is OKAY to be so sad. It is OKAY to grieve. There is no time limit. The hope is always that eventually when thoughts of her come up, you’ll be able to think about all the happy times you had together and the weight of the loss won’t suffocate that feeling of happiness. If you need to cry, cry. Don’t feel like you need to keep a brave face. Over the years I’ve learned the majority of my MH struggles has been from compartmentalizing my feelings and not allowing myself to feel the emotions. They hurt. They suck. BUT you are not alone and you WILL be okay. I hope you continue to share your journey with us and turn to us when you’re feeling down or alone. 💙