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by Stephanie March 3, 2016

*tap tap tap* Is this thing on? It’s been a while since I wrote on the blog. Four months to be exact. The break definitely wasn’t planned. At the end of October I fell into the worst bout of depression I’ve had in a couple of years. It lasted a solid two months and I […]

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Mental Health Monday: What Has The Journey Taught You?

by Stephanie October 19, 2015

Welcome to Mental Health Monday!  This was born out of Liz and my session on Depression, Anxiety and Healthy Living from Fitbloggin’ 15.  Every 1st and 3rd Monday one of us will host a link up for others to share their experiences with Mental illness – either from their own experience or from the experience of helping and […]

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Mental Health Monday: “The Morning After” Poem

by Stephanie September 21, 2015

Welcome to Mental Health Monday!  This was born out of Liz and my session on Depression, Anxiety and Healthy Living from Fitbloggin’ 15.  Every 1st and 3rd Monday one of us will host a link up for others to share their experiences with Mental illness – either from their own experience or from the experience of helping and […]

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Down But Not Out

by Stephanie August 31, 2015

The last eight days have been seriously rough. Last week I was in the worst depressive episode I’ve had in months. It was hard to get out of bed every day. It was hard to do anything, like be a normally functioning adult. I felt really bad emotionally and physically. Luckily I have some people […]

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Mental Health Monday: Needing Downtime?

by Stephanie August 17, 2015

Welcome to Mental Health Monday!  This was born out of Liz and my session on Depression, Anxiety and Healthy Living from Fitbloggin’ 15.  Every 1st and 3rd Monday one of us will host a link up for others to share their experiences with Mental illness – either from their own experience or from the experience of helping and […]

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My Experience with Therapy

by Stephanie August 3, 2015

It’s time for another Mental Health Monday!  This was born out of Liz and my session on Depression, Anxiety and Healthy Living from Fitbloggin’ 15.  Every 1st and 3rd Monday one of us will host a link up for others to share their experiences with Mental illness – either from their own experience or from the experience of […]

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Mental Health Monday: Absolute Thinking

by Stephanie July 20, 2015

Welcome to Mental Health Monday!  This was born out of Liz and my session on Depression, Anxiety and Healthy Living from Fitbloggin’ 15.  Every 1st and 3rd Monday one of us will host a link up for others to share their experiences with Mental illness – either from their own experience or from the experience of helping […]

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Antidepressants: My Story Part 2

by Stephanie July 6, 2015

Hey all!  Today is the first Mental Health Monday Linkup!  This is our chance to share our stories, give and get support from our communities, break down stigma, and let others who are struggling know they are not alone. This linkup is close to my heart.  I hope you will participate in this #crazyawesome community […]

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Fitbloggin15: Leading A Session & Starting a Link Up

by Stephanie July 1, 2015

Last winter my friend Liz at Prior Fat Girl asked if I was interested in leading a session with her at Fitbloggin. I was thrilled because the topic she had in mind is close to my heart. I was nervous about leading a small group discussion but I shouldn’t have been. Liz and I introduced […]

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Recognizing “Normal”

by Stephanie April 24, 2015

I experienced something strange this week.  I had this wonderful weekend where I was happy and had fun.  Then Tuesday came and I felt off.  There was nothing really wrong.  I wasn’t badly depressed and nothing really happened to upset me or bring me down. I was having a really hard time handling it.  I kept saying “what’s wrong with […]

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