Category Archives: tough stuff

The Dos and Don’ts of Talking to Disabled People

Upon first glance, people don’t often know that I have a disability. I “look” normal. A closer glance would reveal the odd quirks and features of my body. The way my arms and legs curve, the scars scattered across my … Continue reading

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Depression Tells You

I am often at war with my own thoughts. I know that sounds silly, and I suppose, to those who don’t suffer from mental illness, that it is funny. How could you be at war with your own thoughts? Just … Continue reading

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Rising Above

It seems like each day, I face a torrent of different challenges and emotions. Each challenge envokes a different emotion from me. I could choose to wilt under the pressure, to bury my head in the sand and “give up” … Continue reading

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The Reins

When I was a little girl, I used to dream of having my own horse. I wanted to go on trail rides, I wanted to jump and gallop. I wanted to brush my horse, feed it and yes…even clean out … Continue reading

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Boys “Don’t Cry”

I remember being 5, and having a playdate with my best friend. He was a boy. He fell and skinned his knee, and when he started to cry, his mom said “big boys don’t cry“, and he stopped. He sniffled … Continue reading

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The Pressure to “Do It All”

Motherhood means something different for every mother, but I think we all can agree on one thing…there is a tremendous amount of pressure in motherhood. Pressure to do things just right so you won’t end up damaging the innocent little … Continue reading

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Sometimes; I feel ugly.

Sometimes, when I am frustrated with myself, I want to peel my skin off so I can start anew. Sometimes, I say things that are ugly…things that make me feel ugly, because I am sore, stressed, frustrated and anxious. Ugly … Continue reading

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