Am I Doing Enough To Improve My Mental Health?


“I seek strength, not to be greater than others, but to fight my greatest enemy, the doubts within myself” – P.C. Cast I am hard on myself. I always have been. More so than anyone else in my life. I have had some pretty good success in life, but it seems like the more I […]

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My Greatest Fear Surrounding My Mental Illness


“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” – William Faulkner I have many fears. For a while now my list of fears has been growing. With obsessive compulsive disorder and schizoaffective disorder, a […]

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Why I Run From Mental Health Self-Help Books!


Its been 5 years since I’ve picked up and read a mental health self-help book. It might be another 5 years until I do again. It’s not that self-help books aren’t helpful. I believe that for others self-help books for mental health can be a useful tool for recovery. It’s just that they are not […]

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The Positive Effects of Mental Health Blogging


In my first blog post, I explained how after struggling with symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder and schizoaffective disorder from a young age, I went through my “aha” moment and am now embracing my Mission to live the life I want to live, despite these disorders. I have put a plan in place over the […]

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Hi, My Name Is Nate. Welcome to My Blog!


It is official. I have now entered the blogosphere! We have so much to discuss. It only makes sense that I am one of a handful of others at a local coffee shop with their laptops in front of them, coffee to the right, typing away at our computers. How cliché right? No matter how stereotypical, […]

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