My wonderful boyfriend recently recommended a book to me called Hold Me Tight. The author, Dr. Sue Johnson, is the creator of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which is a process that helps fighting couples heal their relationships. In her book, Dr. Johnson describes the outdated way in which couples therapy has worked in the past:… Continue reading The heart of a successful relationship is secure attachment.
It's easier to wake up to a world that isn't trying to kill me. It's been extremely difficult to recover from my mental illness these last four years. All the progress I make inside my head is stunted severely by the knowledge that if it were up to my government - my "representatives" - I… Continue reading Today we return to hope.
Today's post is an essay I recently wrote for class. My instructor asked me to write about something I believe in. I'm not big on believing in things, so instead I wrote about a scientific practice: mindfulness. I got an A on the assignment, and thought it was worth sharing here. ... "This, I Believe"… Continue reading This, I Believe: An Essay on Mindfulness
1. Buy my books on Amazon, or buy my music on Bandcamp, or both! 2. Follow me on Twitter @missmiserymusic 3. Burn a MAGA hat, get high on the fumes, and write a trippy poem. Send it to me at email@example.com (when you're sober enough to type) 4. Subscribe to my YouTube channel! 5. Send… Continue reading 10 Ways To Support My Art (That’s Actually Only 8 Ways)
Welcome to my music page. I have an album in the works. It'll come out pretty soon. Check out the rough cut of each track on my Bandcamp. (It's free unless you care to buy it.) For updates on the album's progress, please follow me on Twitter. In the meantime, peruse this site at your… Continue reading Miss Misery Is Now Making Music.
I've heard many different arguments about when and how people with borderline personality disorder initially develop symptoms. Is the illness so thoroughly genetic that indicators of it can be observed from birth? Or do those diseased genes have to be triggered by an event or series of events that occurs when the child is a… Continue reading Earthworms/Childhood Insanity
(with special thanks to Dr. Jens Foell for edits and suggestions) (image of positron emission tomography [PET] scans borrowed from the Mayo Clinic) As a person with borderline personality disorder, I have often received the question, “When did you develop BPD?” As it turns out, the answer is not as straightforward as it may seem.… Continue reading The Origins of Mental Illness
*Announcement: I'm releasing an EP on Wednesday, 10/17! "October Morning" will consist of five original songs that I've been working on for years, 100% created by me. Go to my Bandcamp page on 10/17 to check it out. If you'd like to support me elsewhere, please take a look at my Patreon. Thank you. Today's video:… Continue reading I’m Doing Electroconvulsive Therapy
Hey all! Quick update - I made an account on Patreon.com! Click here to visit my page. Patreon is a website where you can support the arts by funding your favorite creative people in exchange for unique rewards. I'm offering exclusive blog posts, poetry, personal Q&As, and more in exchange for your donation. If you feel this… Continue reading Check Out My Patreon Page!
Listen to the song here. Yesterday A Song 4,D these sleepless nights aren’t as fun as they used to be have you forgotten it was just last week your early morning sighs called me to rise now I awake at night, and can’t even open my eyes… do you remember me from… Continue reading Yesterday