How does one acquire confidence, when their biggest critic is the one that birthed and raised them? It’s tough! How do you learn to be proud of yourself, encourage yourself, love yourself in and out, when the criticism out weighed the praise? Chile… even tougher! How does one make it through life being so unsureContinue reading “Nature and Nurture cont.”
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Nature and Nurture
Anxious, (somewhat) introverted, quiet man, meets anxious, (definitely) introverted, quiet woman. They date, fall in a love, have an anxious, introverted, quiet son, then eventually get married. Anyone who goes to therapy can tell you, as you begin to dig into various situations and happenings, a lot of them stem from childhood. It’s no differentContinue reading “Nature and Nurture”
40 And Something New
40mg has been the magic dosage for me. I’ve been on it for a little over a month now. I wouldn’t say I feel like a new person, but I feel more present. It’s helped me focus on my cognitive behavioral exercises, leading to a decrease in the negative self talk. My overthinking has subsidedContinue reading “40 And Something New”
10… 20… 40!?
10 – Taking my first 10mg of Fluoxetine (aka Prozac), was… uneventful. Yes, I know, I know, I wasn’t supposed to expect the Limitless Pill (see previous post) experiencing, but a tiny part of me thought I’d feel some neurons firing! Silly, I know. By the end of the first week, the only side effectsContinue reading “10… 20… 40!?”
SSRI What? SSRI Who?
So where were we? Ahh, yes, leaving my therapist appointment on 11/23/2019, with a referral to a Psychiatrist. Well… 12/19/2019, was my first time stepping foot inside a Psychiatrist’s office. Between the appointments I was doing too much Googling and watching YouTuber’s discuss their experiences on medications for mental health. So much, that it peakedContinue reading “SSRI What? SSRI Who?”
What’s The Haps?
Let’s get into present day happenings with my journey. I have been seeing a therapist for two years now. Treatment has consisted primarily of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). What’s that you ask? To put it simply, it focuses on practices to help you change your thinking and behavior, as well as giving you guidance onContinue reading “What’s The Haps?”
Nice To Meet You
Oh, hey! Come on in! Get comfortable while we get uncomfortable going through this journey called life. I’m Gil a.k.a. Gilly, a 38 year old black man, born, raised, and still living in the Chicago area. I love to travel, I’m a foodie, I enjoy visual and performing arts, lover of music and movies, aContinue reading “Nice To Meet You”