Writing to Heal the Pain: Stories & Poems by Mateja Klaric is a collection of mostly essays and some poems. It takes the reader along on the author's attempts to find healing after having her career stolen away from her in a way that left her with anxiety and PTSD. The author explains that writing … Continue reading Book Review: Writing to Heal the Pain
I've moaned about this before, but it feels like it's time for some more moaning. Sometimes I feel like my mental health nursing career has been flushed down the toilet. Despite having 15 years of experience, a master's degree, and a ton of continuing education, I feel like my career is done, for a combination … Continue reading Flush… is that my career going down the toilet?
What were your ambitions for yourself when you were a kid? Ballerina? Astronaut? President of the whole world? When we get a little older, reality intrudes on some of the fantasies, and we make some adjustments. Then maybe we get on track and things are chugging along just fine, and suddenly reality comes knocking again. … Continue reading Adapting Ambitions to Circumstances
I feel trapped in several areas of my life. Trapped in a few different ways, and really not sure how to get myself out. The most obvious is that I feel trapped in my depression. I'm feeling at a loss as to what to do. I'm managing ok for the most part, but I want … Continue reading Trapped
Job interviews are unpleasant at the best of times, and to me have always felt very fake. But throw mental illness into the mix, and they can be a huge obstacle. There are a number of aspects of job interviews that particularly worry me. Answering unexpected questions My cognitive symptoms of depression aren't as bad … Continue reading Facing Job Interviews with Mental Illness