going with the flow

I'm learning to go with the flow, the flow of my energy, that is. I used to set the same productivity (and social too) expectations without taking into account the natural flow of my physical and mental energy. And then I would fail. I would fail because I would often set my expectations in times… Continue reading going with the flow

i have adhd

Hi, my name is Alissa and I have ADHD. Before I get too far in, I want to clarify who this post is for and who it is not for. This post is for anyone out there who might be able to relate, who might be on or about to start the journey to understanding… Continue reading i have adhd

relationships & wonky brains

[You know I didn't proofread this. I know it's a reflection on me and that sucks but proofreading is boring and I'm not a professional blogger and you more or less can still get the point even with a typo or ten. When I read this again in thee days I'll be horrified at all… Continue reading relationships & wonky brains

The Mental Immune System | Part Two

A few weeks ago we started talking about the mental immune system. In part one, we got the boring elements out of the way (eating health food, exercising regularly, and sleeping enough). Today, I want to focus on: connection. I have found genuine connection to be vital for my mental health because it is grounding.… Continue reading The Mental Immune System | Part Two

The Mental Immune System | Part One

My sophomore year of college, I was really depressed. Within that year, there was a period of time where I was even suicidal. (If you've been following my blog for awhile, you already know that.) I remember, back then, searching the internet for how to not be that way. Whenever I read things like get enough… Continue reading The Mental Immune System | Part One

Comparison

I think we have all, at one point or another, been trapped in the icky, sticky comparison game. Maybe it was a coworker who excels at the job, a social media friend who has it all together, a couple whose relationship is dreamy, or a person with a shared passion whose craft or business is… Continue reading Comparison

So you’re in deep

(that's what she said) Immature jokes aside, I'm talking about being deep in a dark, wonky brain hole. Maybe you can't even see the light when you look up. Maybe it's too cold to feel anything and you have no energy left to move. Or maybe it's so burning hot you can't think straight because… Continue reading So you’re in deep

Strategies for the Wonky Brain – Part 3

Hi! If you're new here, my name's Alissa and I'm passionate about writing about wonky brain, specifically about strategies for managing it and working through it. Oh, and wonky brain is my term for what would generally speaking be called anxiety and depression. For some reason, I feel like calling it wonky brain gives me… Continue reading Strategies for the Wonky Brain – Part 3

stream of consciousness

[I sat down to write about comparison. Then, I opened a new tab to write about the things I've learn at my job (my two year anniversary there is today!). But, my soul was having none of it. Instead, this came out:] I'm scared if I don't write, don't get some of what's on my… Continue reading stream of consciousness