No April Fools for me

I am very thankful that our school celebrates a pseudo holiday.  No school on April fools day.  It is a huge relief not to be at school because I am terrible at playing April fools jokes and I don’t handle them well either.  Today I thought I was reading a real article because the source…

Code words

I ran across an interesting article that shared the ‘Code Words’ people use to mask what they are really feeling.  https://themighty.com/2017/11/phrases-code-for-struggling-today-mental-health/ My children pointed out to me years ago that I lied all the time.  People would say, “Hi, how are you?”  And I would answer, “Fine.”  I would have a death grip on the…

Brains lie

Hardest thing for me to accept about myself is my brain lies to me.  What I believe is the truth isn’t always true.  Another blogger shared her experience with her brain lying to her.  Her experience of contemplating suicide may be triggering for some people.  However, if suicide is starting to look reasonable, please, seek…

Truth

First, I had to know what it was.  My entire childhood was so full of lies to protect ‘family image,’ I didn’t even realize how much I lied.  Sometimes the lies were omitting the truth but that was necessary for my survival.  I would get punished for telling the truth.  If I reported truthfully to…