This is life. Life is full of seasons. Life is constantly changing. And when you can embrace that, you are able to see the inevitable changes coming and experience fluidity rather than abrupt and unexpected interruptions in life.
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!
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
It’s been a slow blogging week. I’m not sure why… I haven’t been particularly busier than other weeks. And yet I have just felt unavailable to my blog. Maybe that’s okay. Maybe I just need to embrace it when that happens. My only fear is that if I embrace it for too long, I will … Continue reading Weekly Reflections
I’m so very exhausted right now! And I certainly don’t feel like blogging. But I also know that spending a bit of time writing would help with my mood and my focus. So here’s what I’m going to do tonight. I’m simply going to write a list of ten things that I am thankful for … Continue reading 10 Things I am Thankful For Today
It’s the time of year when, at least in my world, everything is starting up again. As I wrote about on September 1st, this gives me a natural opportunity to have a fresh start. To reboot my system and refresh my sense of calling and purpose. And I feel like I have been doing just … Continue reading Time to Turn it Up!
"Today is September 1st—the start of a new month. For me it really represents the start of a new season. August is over, summer is gone, and it’s time to move on with regular life. It’s time to re-establish a routine and get things back on track..."
I’ve been absent from Braver Than Before for what seems like an eternity to me. I feel like it’s time to explain where I’ve been and catch my fellow bloggers up on what’s been going on. So here. Have a look at this… I’m pregnant! I am currently 12 weeks along and figuring this whole … Continue reading The Secret’s Out…
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!
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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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…