Blogs

Why I Didn’t Report

Of all of the questions I get about my experience growing up in an abusive family, the number one has got to be “Why didn’t you report it?”

This Is Me: Hidden (Words on Body Image)

"I want to look at myself and feel an overwhelming sense of pride. I want to see more than what I am not, but I can’t. " - J.H.Hipsher

COVID Guilt…It’s a Real Thing

I feel guilt: guilt for the fear I've brought to those I've been around and guilt for all the work I left behind so last minute. I feel ashamed and disgusted that I caught CoVid.

Making Resolutions That Last Past March

2021 is Here! And with it comes a renewed motivation to make a change to our live. The problem is making those changes stick.

How to Be a Mental Health Ally

Being a mental health ally requires kindness, patience, and humility.

Chronic Illness: Trauma and Medical Testing

The code of a Doctor is to do no harm. Yet, for trauma patients, they may be unprepared for how to do that.

Chronic Illness: Medical History

Can you imagine being 7 or 8 and thinking you had cancer? Knowing your body is not well?… Yet I never saw a doctor.

Chronic Illness: My Symptoms Story

The more I tried to ignore these symptoms the more they started to creep into my life.

Building Self Esteem

Building Self Esteem: Tips to Help You Feel Better About Who You Are

Poetry Blog Edition: The Friend I Left Behind

With this chapter of my life closed I was left, alone, trying to make sense of a situation that should never have been allowed to happen.

Poetry Blog Edition: Saying Goodbye

On the outside I was saying goodbye to my home, my school and my friends but in my heart I was saying goodbye to the life I wanted and the hope that it would be better then it was.

Poetry Blog Edition: Alone

This was the moment of my Surrender

Through the Eyes of A Child: Poetry Blog Introduction

This poem is the breaking heart of a child losing her childhood.

Home Bound: Tips for Quarantine Life and the Out of School Kid

Building a Schedule for Quarantine Life and Vacationing Kids!

The Silent Triggers of Seasonal Trauma

They say time heals all wounds. Unfortunately time also has a way of opening the deepest ones back up.

Trauma Survivor: Managing a Loss of Control

With life being dictated by things I couldn’t control, I instead clung to the things I could.

Starting at the End

To start at the beginning is too complex. This isn’t a bedtime story that can begin with a “Once upon a time” and end with an “And they lived happily ever after”.

Speaking Up About Infertility

"Infertility does not make you less of a woman. Your womanhood is not somthing that can be Broken" - Hannah Siller

Mental Health Awareness, Representation, and Education…Why it Matters

Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health

When the Holidays Hurt

When everything is supposed to be merry and bright it is hard to remember that for some people the holidays can bring pain.

Expected Loss

Dedicated to those who have lost their fight to ovarian cancer or breast cancer and to those who still fight.