While it’s about what I eat and don’t eat, it’s also about the things that I notice when my emotions aren’t being placated by sweet-salty-fat-savory chemicals

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I feel worthless and I don’t know where it is coming from. In my world men don’t share their feelings, they do not care about mine. If I try to tell them how i feel they are incapable of hearing it or doing anything about it. The ‘closer’ I get to him the more impossible it seems. ‘This too shall pass. It isn’t real. He doesn’t know how to deal with own messiness, rarely mentions it, tends to ignore it or push it aside if anything. What is he going to do with my messiness?’

https://therepurposedwarehouse.wordpress.com/2021/01/17/week-2-this-is-going-to-hurt

People assume I’m stupid

Keywords: Depression , Mental Health , Bipolar Disorder , Anxiety , Mental illness , Bipolar , Mental Hospital , Sexism , health , mental health awareness , discrimination , ableism

He knew a lot and I felt I couldn’t lie to him. I’ve lied to other clinicians because, honestly, I didn’t trust them. I was afraid they’d throw me in a hospital against my will again.

https://themadroad.wordpress.com/2021/01/13/i-feel-like-im-not-being-listened-to

I can’t always say that I was proud of most things I did or do, but I really would like to work on how to become a person who is proud

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Someone who doesn’t make an excuse because I’ve accomplished something or downplay it. Always trying to downplay something or make it not seem as “amazing.” I guess part of me feels like I’ve made it hard on myself, so it’s my own fault which leads to the accomplishment to be not as important.

https://betterocker.com/2021/01/07/the-post-that-gets-published

It genuinely feels like he is listening to my experience and making a plan with me, rather than for me

Keywords: borderline personality , experiences , parenting , BFPB , BPD , diet , dietician , doctor, food , friend , friendship , medication , OCD , parenting

I feel relief. As though so many different and compounding weights have been lifted off my shoulders. I feel heard, welcomed, supported and loved. I feel hopeful and optimistic about the future, and my role in it. And these are all wonderful feelings to feel, so I wanted to share that with you all!

https://raeraegalaxygirl.wordpress.com/2021/01/05/wonderfulness

We should be proud that we did it, and honor those we lost

Keywords: New Chapters , Good Things Jar , Gratitude , Hope , New Year , New Yearʹs Resolutions , Optimism , Year In Review

In the past I’ve reported the contents of my Good Things Jar. The first time I wrote about it was January 2015. Any time there is something good, it gets written onto a scrap of paper and tossed into the jar. Back then, Tara was living with me and we both contributed. We had intended a tradition of reviewing the good things to start off our Januarys, but we skipped a couple years, then Tara moved away for college.

https://crystaltrulove.com/2021/01/02/good-things

You are never too broken

Two women, two singers, two lovely voices.

One is younger than I am, and it takes her a long time to get to the point (but at least she makes it on her own website):

You are never too broken

https://beautybeyondbones.com/2021/04/01/video-humbled-and-healed

The other is older than I am (so I have listened to her for many years already), and she sums it up this way:

I feel just as bad as I did — but I can buy more ice cream cones

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/03/984060391/rickie-lee-jones-debuts-memoir-names-after-one-of-her-best-known-songs