Buy the Book here I’m asking for $26 through orders not done on Kickstarter via paypal.me/mbartleson/26 I'm self-publishing an honest book about growing up with chronic illness and mental health. I wrote the content before rose-colored glasses impacted my experiences too much. To help this book get published, you can visit the crowdfunding page to … Continue reading I’m Self-Publishing a Book!
Anxiety and OCD
Routine and Tips for my ADHD, Anxiety, and OCD.
Routine (and more) play a significant role in my ADHD, anxiety, and OCD “management.” Now, if I go a week or so without it, I’m okay (to an extent)- but recently after 6 weeks of travel and chaotic scheduling- my routine was disrupted- and it's taken a while for my intricate mind to get back … Continue reading Routine and Tips for my ADHD, Anxiety, and OCD.
Sometimes- You Do You- is Exactly What You Need
I haven't felt this way to this point in a very long time. It's not diabetes burnout exactly. It's not anxiety specifically. It's just my overall feelings. I haven't felt even close to this way since high school. I conveniently blocked it from my memory. Until I realized the feeling. Of course it crept up on me. … Continue reading Sometimes- You Do You- is Exactly What You Need
Waves of Grief Always Break Through a Dam
Honestly- I try to forget some things and how they hit. Like grief. But I also remember that I didn’t properly grieve the first few times I lost someone- especially with my dad. “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten … Continue reading Waves of Grief Always Break Through a Dam
Your Story & Your Voice Matters
Your voice. It matters. Yeah- it definitely does. Your voice. Your (respectful) opinion. You story. Your experiences. It all matters. (Not my image) It can shape things. It can make other people feel like they’re not alone by creating more "me too's." Maybe you feel like it’s just you- but I promise- it’s not true. When you … Continue reading Your Story & Your Voice Matters
Mental Health Providers and T1D
I hear this and see it on social media all too often... "The biggest problem with mental health is the mental health provider." Now typically this is in reference to chronic illness, but I've heard it generally too. Now. Granted. Yes. That can be a PART of the problem, but just a part. All of … Continue reading Mental Health Providers and T1D
I Choose a Person-Centered Mindset, Not Number-Centered
Please note, that these are my thoughts relating to this. I’m not saying celebrating numbers is a bad thing- I’m saying that I wish we celebrated other things as well. I want to focus on my life and all the ins and outs- not just the number. I want to be person-centered and not number-centered. … Continue reading I Choose a Person-Centered Mindset, Not Number-Centered