[Interview] Pregnancy and Mental Illness


I will be doing interviews with people that suffer mental illnesses. Each interview will have a subject to focus on. My hope is that we will help others understand that they are not alone and there are all types of people that suffer.

Todays interview will feature a soon to be mother. She will tell us about the struggles she has faced due to her mental illnesses and how she defeated them. Pregnancy does not always mean perfect beautiful glow and astounding preciousness. Sometimes it is hard, especially for those that have a battle within.

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My Cloud Nine: #1

I have seen so many of my fellow bloggers posting updates about the positive things that have been happening in their lives. I find this beautiful.

Life is so crazy and it is very hard to stop to think about the positives. Many times we can’t see any, even though they are there.

I decided to start doing my own version of the positive things that fill up my life. I will always list 9 things that are making me happy. It will not always be easy but it is good for me. For my growth and recovery.

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Depression Physically Hurts: What Should You Do?

I have been experiencing the physical pain of depression and anxiety since I was 3 years old. Anything stressful would make me throw up and I was rushed to the ER many times to be told that nothing was wrong with me.

I remember being in the 1st grade and getting so excited to wear my Snow White costume to school that I literally vomited and had to stay home. Ruining this special time that I was so excited about.

I was tested for everything under the sun and we never got any answers. In fact, the doctors thought my mother was faking it. She was not.

This continued all the way through middle school. It was there that I experienced my first trauma. After this event, which I won’t be going into right now, happened, all my genetic-based disorders where amped up and I finally got the mental help I needed.

I remember when I was younger, I was so convinced that there was no way every single person felt this kinda of pain every day.

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A Mindful Geek Has Been Nominated For The Blogger Recognition Award

I was surprised this morning to have a mention by Mrs Mummy Harris on Twitter saying that I have been nominated for The Blogger Recognition Award. I was shocked and so humbled. First off, I want to thank her from the bottom of my heart for recognizing my little blog.

A Mindful Geek is a few short days of being a month old. My main goal was to find a blogging community that will help me grow and encourage me. It really seems like I have found that now.

The rules are pretty simple.

1. Write a post to show your nomination.
2. Make sure to include a link and thank the blogger that has nominated you.
3. Tell us how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers that you would like to nominate.
6. Comment on each blog and let them know that you have nominated them with a link to the post you created.

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How Cooking Can Be Self Care

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I know, I know…as a mother, cooking can seem like (and sometimes is) the last thing you want to do. I have many of these kinds of days where we end up getting take out. But hear me out as to why cooking can actually be self care.

I think we can all agree that cooking is a hobby just as much as it can be a profession.

I would never consider myself a chef, but my daughter would. She is always telling me I can be on Masterchef. I CANNOT, trust me.

But I find a lot of joy in cooking. The entire process usually makes me pretty happy. I turn on the radio and pour me the optional glass of wine. And I just have my moment.

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Homemade Lotion Bars

I personally LOVEEE lotion bars. I feel like they work better than just slapping on wet lotion. Just more convenient.

They tend to be expensive and I wanted to find a great source of information on them for you guys. Making them yourself will save you money even if the ingredients cost more when you purchase them, this is because you are creating WAY more for your money compared to buying just a single one pre-made.

Plus making shit is fun!

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The Day My Boyfriend Found Out I Was a “Crazy Girlfriend”


I was never cool. I have been and have always been a dork. What I am talking about is that cool girlfriend that doesn’t need to be texted several times a day, who doesn’t cry at the drop of a hat, the one that doesn’t need a lot of attention and is just a riot to hang out with.


An easy person to be around.


I wouldn’t say that I lied to him about who I was because on the contrary I was clear about how my bipolar gets in my way. But I think a little part of me wished that I could turn into the cool girlfriend this time. Let go of all those needy feelings and just be easy going.


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