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Commemoration Day

Commemoration Day has became one of my favorite days out of the year. It is a special day my family and I made up. Commemoration Day is the anniversary of when I spoke out about my abuse and broke the cycle of generational trauma. This day is very special to me because it is the […]

Our “toolbox” for Mental Health

If you’ve ever been to therapy, you may know the term “toolbox” quite well. No, it’s not a literal toolbox. What I’m talking about is a toolbox in your mind of all the coping skills collected throughout therapy and/or life in general. The key to having a successful toolbox is to have healthy coping strategies […]

Overcoming Trauma Triggers

Someone asked me recently if I ever become triggered by my trauma. I had to think for a moment and my answer was “no, not anymore.” I was surprised by my response because I was sure I would never get to this point in my life. I was sure I would always struggle with flashbacks, […]

The Struggles of Mental Health and Parenting

Parenting is one of the hardest yet most rewarding things I have ever experienced. It is no secret that my pregnancy was not planned. Before I became pregnant, I was struggling with my mental health a lot. I had just gotten out fo residential treatment for an eating disorder and was trying not to relapse. […]

Who am I?

These past few weeks I have had so many triggers come up, I could cry. …I have cried. …A lot actually. I have been reminded of my past when the detective of my dad’s case messaged me out of the blue this past week. I have been tempted to fall back into my eating disorder […]

It takes a village

It takes a village… The saying “it takes a village…” has been coming up a lot for me. Recently, Greyson’s daycare class has been closing randomly due to COVID and I have had to rely on a lot of my friends to help me watch him during this uncertain time. I have always been one […]

your patience is your power.

Why is it that I have all the patience in the world when it comes to the kids at my job? Let it be anything else in my life and I seem to be lacking – especially when it comes to myself. I would never put unfair or unachievable standards on my kids at school. […]

“Not Sick Enough?” You Are Enough!

I’ve debated writing a blog post about the need to be “sick enough” because it’s raw and honestly I still struggle with it at times; however, I then remembered I created my blog to be real and raw and share the joyful parts of my life as well as the not so joyful parts. So, […]

Go With Your Gut

Have you been considering cutting out gluten or diary? Maybe even sugars or carbs? Before you make a decision, let me give you the real information that no one is telling you about which foods you should be cutting out of your diet. I love ice cream, but my gut does not. She suffers from […]

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