An Overview of Hypervigilance


An Overview of Hypervigilance

This can be startling and frightening and very difficult to live with.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I won NANOWRIMO


I had to lower my goal to 25,000 words. I can’t stand to sit in this chair anymore. It isn’t helping my pain. So I have now won. That won’t work in November where it is a flat 50,000 words. I will try to pre-prep for November like a lot of people do. That way I can dive right in. The current plan is to do my childhood memoir. Which will be even harder to remember as it is further away in my memory. That might not work so well. I have a few fiction pieces I can work on instead perhaps.

I have to make a decision and set up the pre-prep either way.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

#Haikai Challenge #95 (7/20/19): smoldering [hot] (moyuru) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga


#Haikai Challenge #95 (7/20/19): smoldering [hot] (moyuru) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Rules:

Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to smoldering heat (moyuru).

As always:

Here’s how the challenge works:

1. write the haikai poem of your choice.
2. post the link of your post to Mister Linky.
3. pingback by posting the link to the challenge on your site.
4. read and comment on other contributors’ posts.

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Smoldering Sunset

by Teresa Smeigh 2019

smoldering sunset

no water is to be found

we will die of thirst

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

Weekend Writing Prompt #115 – Judge – by Sammi Cox


Weekend Writing Prompt #115 – Judge – by Sammi Cox

Sammi Cox’s Rules:

The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  The only rules are these:

  • your poem/prose must contain this week’s word.  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
  • the length of your poem/prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.

*continuation from last weekend and a couple of months worth

 (Last Weekend I wrote)   Rob looked at Rhonda with a grimace. “Rhonda, it is over, give it a rest won’t you,” he said.

“It will be over when I say it’s over and don’t you forget it.” 

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“Rhonda, you are not the one who gets the say in whether Connie and I divorce or not. You don’t get the choice as to whether we stay together either. Only Connie and I have that choice,” Ron said.

“I won’t let you stay with her. You are mine now,” Rhonda said, still laughing hysterically.

“Rhonda quit laughing, you are sounding insane. Connie and I have decided to try and work things out, and that doesn’t include you.”

“I am not letting you go, get used to seeing me around.”

“I will call a judge.”

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Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

July 17, 2019 “Working on Us” This Weeks Mental Health Prompts for Blogging Community: Week #7 Questions and Picture Prompt (Sensitive Topic)


Trying to help others with mental health help.

Beckie's Mental Mess

Check out this awesome 'Mental+Health+Matters' design on @TeePublic!

Hello, All! Welcome back to “Working on Us” – A series that represents people with mental health illnesses/disorders.  

Before I begin Week #7, I’d like to share with you all the participants that had responded to Week #6 – Topic: Depression.  I’m so proud of all of them because it takes courage to share a difficult subject matter and personal accounts of what they, themselves have gone through.  So, if you haven’t read them throughout this past week… You can read them here.  Thank you!

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#Depression is more than emotions. #mentalillness #mentalhealth

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Carol Anne of “Therapy Bits”

https://beckiesmentalmess.wordpress.com/2019/07/10/working-on-us-prompt-week-6/

Nova of “Nova’s Namaste 365 Online”

https://beckiesmentalmess.wordpress.com/2019/07/10/working-on-us-week-6/

Ashley of “Mental Health @ Home”

https://beckiesmentalmess.wordpress.com/2019/07/10/working-on-us-week-6-2/

Melanie C. of “Sparks From a Combustible Mind”

https://beckiesmentalmess.wordpress.com/2019/07/10/reblog-melanie-c-of-sparks-from-a-combustible-mind-week-6-of-working-on-us-prompts-1-2-response-to-depression/

Barb of “Bipolar Barb”

https://beckiesmentalmess.wordpress.com/2019/07/11/reblog-barb-of-bipolar-barb-week-6-prompt-1-of-working-on-us-topic-depression/

Pensivity101

https://beckiesmentalmess.wordpress.com/2019/07/11/talking-about-depression/

Casey Elizabeth Dennis of “This Bipolar Brat”

https://beckiesmentalmess.wordpress.com/2019/07/13/working-on-us-week-6-3/

Astrid of “A Multitude of Musings”

https://beckiesmentalmess.wordpress.com/2019/07/13/working-on-us-prompt-depression/

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Rules:

  • Write your own post and…

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Rebecca’s of Beckie’s Mental Mess Prompt – July 17, 2019


Week #7 (Delicate Topic) – Suicide Ideation

Prompt #1 Questions

  1. Have you ever experienced suicidal thoughts? Yes and quite often.
  2. Have you ever attempted suicide? Yes, I did try, but fortunately, I didn’t succeed. My daughter had me committed.
  3. Were you ever hospitalized for a suicidal attempt and/or ideation? Yes, twice and the first time it was for 9 days and not voluntary. The second time I went in voluntarily so only had to stay 3 days if they thought I was fit to leave. 
  4. When you were hospitalized, what was your experience like? Being locked in and knowing you are not allowed to leave when you want or do what you want is hard to deal with. All your belongings are gone through and you could only eat with plastic cutlery. Family visitation was very short. Anything with laces was taken away or they took the laces out. You went to bed when they said and got up when they said and they checked your room every 15 minutes at night to make sure you are in bed and sleeping. It was pure hell.
  5. Do you ever feel suicidal ideation since your release? Yes occasionally, but I promised my family I would not do it again which sometimes is hard to honor.

I thank each and every one of you in advance for participating in the “Working on Us” series.  Remember, we share because we care. 

Take Care & God Bless,

Beckie 💚

Beckies Rules:

  • Write your own post and create a pingback to the original post here.
  • There are no right or wrong answers.  Write in any format you see fit.  (Answer’s, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, poem, short prose…anything).
  • You can do one or all prompts.
  • You have from July 3rd. through to July 9th to submit your entries.
  • Please reblog the original post in order to spread more awareness.
  • If you the blogger have a suggestion/question you want to ask in the future weeks, please submit them in the comment section of this post.
  • Let’s see if we can get some men involved in this weeks prompts, your feelings a validated here too!
  • Plus, as an added bonus, whoever responds to the following prompts will automatically be reblogged to promote your blog site!

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

 

 

Friday #fotoflash July 19, 2019


DB McNicol’s #fotoflash

Photo Source: https://morguefile.com/p/180645

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Practical Jokes Kill

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“Aaron Miller I told you never, ever to play one of your practical jokes on me or we were through.”

“Oh, Sharon, don’t be such a pill. I didn’t hurt you any.”

“I told you that I didn’t believe in playing practical jokes on people and that you best not do it to me and I meant it!”

“Oh honey, it is just an old rubber hand, and surely you didn’t believe it was a real hand, did you?”

“That is not a fake hand, Aaron. It is a real hand.”

“What do you mean that is not a fake hand, Sharon?”

She pulled a small hatchet out and chopped his hand off at the wrist. He grabbed a towel to try and stop his wrist from spurting blood all over. “Sharon, what have you done? Oh, my God!”

“Now I have a feeling that you will listen to me from now on and quit playing practical jokes. What do you think, Aaron?”

“I think you are crazy and I want nothing more to do with you. I played a simple joke, but what you did was violent and crazy. I just can’t get past what you just did.”

“Oh, just call the ambulance and grab the hand and have the doctor sew it back on. Geez, you are such a baby. You can dish it out, but you can’t handle it.”

“I am going to call the cops on you, you’re nuts.”

“Oh shut up,” she told him and swung the hatchet into his chest by his heart. She struck at him numerous times until she was sure he was dead. “Now you won’t play any more practical jokes.” She cleaned off the hatchet and put it in her tote bag, leaving by the back door, making sure that no one noticed her departure. She knows no one saw her arrive as it was already dark and the road is mainly deserted. The house belonged to Aaron, and no one knew her as his girlfriend.

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DB McNicol’s Rules:

Welcome to my Friday Foto Flash Fiction challenge! Each Friday I will post a new picture to be used as inspiration for your flash fiction written in 500 words or less. Be sure to include the photo, the source credit, and a link to this post with your storyEntries will close on Thursday at midnight Eastern Time.

Once your post is live, add your link to the list below. I hope you will visit the other entries (and check back often for new stories). Remember to leave them a comment in appreciation. Thank you and enjoy! Here’s your photo prompt.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.