Decemblog Challenge – 31 December Journal Prompts to Get Me Writing Again!

Let’s just get super real here. I feel like I’ve literally been living inside a cloud of writer’s block for ages. It’s about to be December, and I have written only twelve blog posts this year (excluding this one). For a person who used to blog once a day, averaging just over one post per … Continue reading Decemblog Challenge – 31 December Journal Prompts to Get Me Writing Again!

A Recovered Anorexic’s Guide to Pregnancy

I am quickly approaching the day I will celebrate my ten year anniversary of “life after an eating disorder”. After a seven-year battle with binge-purge type anorexia, on December 6th, 2007, I decided once and for all to put my faith in something bigger than myself and to allow the transforming power of God to … Continue reading A Recovered Anorexic’s Guide to Pregnancy

Guest Post: 5 Benefits of Writing for Mental Health by Talasi Guerra

Life has been crazy these past few weeks, but I am finally getting around to sharing a guest post that I wrote for River-Moose-Reads back at the beginning of April! Click on “View original post” at the bottom of the box below to read the entire article. Enjoy!

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5 Benefits of Writing for Mental Health

My name is Talasi Guerra and I am a mental health blogger. Let me clarify that—I am not a mental health professional. Rather, I am an average, every day person who is navigating the ins and outs of life with mental illness.

I have struggled with mental illness for most of my life. Obsessions started at a very young age, and by the time I was fourteen, I had developed an eating disorder. For the next number of years, I was tormented by depression, anxiety, and addictions, until finally, at age 21, I started to make some genuine progress towards recovery.

Since that time, nearly ten years ago, it has been an uphill battle. Fortunately, I have experienced many great successes along the way. Writing has been an essential part of my mental health recovery at every stage. And while I am so…

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Honored to Receive…

Over the last week or so, I have been very honored to receive two different blog awards from three of my fellow bloggers. Within a day or so, Nova (from The Butterfly Tree) and Heather (from Unqualified Heart) both presented me with the Versatile Blogger Award. Then, around a week later, Carly (from My Hearing Loss Story) … Continue reading Honored to Receive…