About Annie

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This is my blog and I have become quite attached to it. I think that bloggers come alive and discover their true inner voice when they nurture and water their blog on a regular basis. It takes on a life of its own that you could not have foreseen when you wrote that very first post.

 Visit my web site for coaching gentlekindnesscoaching.com  Life coaching for healing from an abusive relationship, and avoiding future abusers. I specialize in clients with C-PTSD and trauma from being in an abusive relationship, and also from emotional abuse sustained during childhood. This is not therapy. It is guidance to find your way back to who you are, and how to achieve your goals.

I believe that mental illness can be caused often times by psychological trauma from emotional / mental abuse and other forms of abuse during childhood. This is not always the case, but very often the people I connect with that have mental illness also experienced some kind of psychological trauma or abuse during childhood or their teenage years.

This blog is a safe space for people to connect and not be judged. My followers are supportive of each other and this is a wonderful place to connect with other people who share and care. People wit depression and anxiety disorders need support and often do not find it with the people in their daily lives.

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I also have a domestic abuse blog that is for the support and validation of people who have been or are being abused.  See  Lovely Wounded Lady Blog HERE.

I also have a poetry blog which you can connect to called Annie’s Poetry blog. 

We all have the need and the human right to mental wellness and peace of mind. Without peace of the mind, there is not much to make life worth anything. If we are following a path to peace of mind, then we are on the path to happiness.

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166 thoughts on “About Annie”

    1. Thank you. I just read this. It had gotten lost in my promotions mailbox. Usually these go into my primary mail but some of them end up in the other.
      I am very excited and flattered. I will look at your link tonight.
      Thank you again.
      Annie

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  1. Hi there,
    I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog. I’m also apart of the Mental Health Writer’s Guild.

    I have a new project coming up and I really need the help of some bloggers to raise awareness and money for mental health disorders through artwork.

    Can you please check out this post for more info and comment below it if you’re interested. https://bylaurenhayley.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/calling-all-bloggers/

    I’d really appreciate your support and hope to make as much of an impact as possible.

    Thanks,
    Lauren Hayley

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  2. I been around the Bush way to many times. I am a wordsmith,artist, poet,and a survivor of mental illness,it’s a constant battle even when you think you know then from out of nowhere you are totally clueless. I thank you for your like
    Sheldon

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  3. Reading your about, reminds me of myself. 🙂 I am also an introvert, I love music, played the piano and want to start to play the violin as soon as possible. I also did yoga and loved, it really does help a lot. Also, depression and such things…uh, me too. I really like your blog, as you said there are lots of people with mental illness and they are really the best. 🙂 Having a blog on WordPress was one of my best decisions and I love it too. 🙂 Keep up the good work! 🙂
    Hugs

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  4. Hello, re above never mind teenagers ask a pre teen nowadays! On a serious note many thanks for finding your way to my humble blog and taking a look. Your about me page is awesome, open honest, clear and informative. My guess is your posts help many people. keep up the good work Gill xxx

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  5. Hi Annie! I am proud to be a survivor of a traumatic brain injury. I have some problems stemming from this injury and am glad to find others with which to communicate and connect. Thanks for being a willing listener! My blog. Tbitriumphs.wordpress.com. is my site, I try to record positive ways that I have overcome some obstacles and experiences.

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  6. Thanks for reading and Liking “Irrelevant”, Annie. Hope you’ve had a great week. When somebody Likes my stuff, I often have trouble thanking the Liker because of the lay out of things. But, thanks for continuing to read me, even when I’m bleak. 🙂

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    1. You are welcome. We cannot customize our moods for other people. You feel how you feel. Blogging should be an outlet for you to write about what you are thinking and feeling at the time. My posts certainly are not consistent in mood. Blogging is great and helps me to feel connected to people any time of the day. I am glad you are still writing, even when your mood is bleak. It is good for us to hang in there with each other. Life is hard and sometimes it really really SUCKS !
      Thank you for taking the time to connect with me.
      Much love,
      Annie ❤

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    1. I do enjoy your poetry. ❤ I will read some more of your blog tomorrow. It is 3:20 am. Time for my nightly post …Time for all Good Little Insomniacs to Go To Sleep…post 🙂
      I take care of stroke patients at my job. Some of my residents , at the assisted living and some of the residents at the nursing home I used to work at, were stroke victims. I like the idea of Kicking It's Ass. It needs to be kicked. A stroke is a terrible thing.
      I am glad that blogging is helpful for you.
      Good night
      Annie

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  7. Hello Annie, its really a good time that I bumped in with your blog today.. I’m starting to feel that depression is taking over me these past few days.. I always write poems about them and I hate to write poems about love, cheesiness and whatnot.. I don’t know the reason, maybe I’m not used to being loved..

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    1. Happy to meet you. I am glad you came across my blog. I have a poetry blog also called Annie’s Poetry.
      Keep up with your writing and blogging. It helps with depression to write it out and also to feel a connection with other people who can understand.
      Blessings,
      Annie

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    1. Thank you ! It is so nice that you thought of me.

      I love your blog too. I am feeling a bit discouraged lately to find anyone with which I can put your posts to practical use….sigh…but hopefully one day I will go back out and find someone to have human contact with again.

      It is hard to trust , after having your heart crushed. But I do love your posts.

      Thank you again , Annie

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      1. People seem to show up just when you stop looking. 😉 I’m sure you’ll find someone amazing. Happy to hear you enjoy my blog!

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    2. You are right. The times that I felt desperate for intimacy, are the times I made terrible mistakes in judgment.
      When you just go about your life and your dreams, it is more likely you will attract someone more suited for you.

      I will take a brt for a while and then see who shows up later.

      Thank you for the encouragement,
      Annie

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      1. Don’t neglect yourself just because you aren’t getting as much attention from others as you’d like! You’re so right about finding someone better suited for you when you’re doing more for yourself. 😉

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    1. That is very kind of you to say. The blogging is very helpful to my own healing and knowing that I can validate others makes me happy. So many people are suffering in silence during their regular day. We need to be able to have a place to real without the fear of judgement.
      Thank you for reading,
      Annie ❤ 🙂

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  8. The more people talk about depression and “mental illness” the more common it seems. It may end up being the new normal one day. Sad and unafraid to say so. Who has gotten through unscathed? I don’t know anyone who isn’t sad about something, but I know plenty of people who pretend they aren’t most of the time. Personally, I think humor and irony are huge coping mechanisms. Good luck to you, Annie!! Thanks for following friendlyfairytales!

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    1. I agree with you about humor. I use that at work with the elderly residents. Sometimes I can get them to laugh by being a bit goofy. It helps them to forget their pain and depression, anxiety over getting old.

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    1. Thank you. I am happy we have this vehicle of WordPress to connect with each other.
      It is valuable to be able to work through things together.
      I think this is a great addition to therapy because the therapist cannot share their own experiences with you. It is all one sided.
      So nice to have you following my blog.
      Talk to you soon. 🙂
      Annie ❤

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  9. Thankyou for the likes 🙂 i have read alot of what you have wrote on here and it is very inspiring 🙂 talking about mental health is very important and here on wordpress i have seen that it has brought the mentak health community together, i am so glad i found this 🙂
    Gem x

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  10. Thank you for holding this space for people. It is detrimental that people like us have forum in which to share with each other with out judgment. Lovely. Thank you for visiting my blog, I hope you enjoy what I have to offer! Feel free to share any posts that you find relevant or inspiring. Many blessings to you! ❤

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  11. It takes a great deal of courage to discuss the painful topic of abuse. You obviously have that, along with empathy for fellow survivors, and sensitivity to their needs. God bless you in your efforts and your own continued recovery.

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  12. Thanks Annie for stopping by several times to visit my blog. I hadn’t realized that I missed hitting your follow button. Plan to today. I think it is awesome in sharing raw insight into the mental health issues and experiences. There is so much stigma that goes with the words “mental illness” and it saddens me that the perception of so many think that those with mental illnesses are unproductive or not worth spending time with. So untrue. They have more sensitivity and compassion than most that I know. They are helpful and want to be able to do many things in life. Teens and pre-teens are especially hard hit due to their growing hormones and changes. With awareness like yours, you can help those who feel alone to be a part of the community, educate those who have never dealt with mental illness, and encourage others to let go of the prejudice and stigma. May blessings for your work on your blog.

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    1. Thank you for your encouraging words. I have two daughters that battle the demons of mental illness and also ADHD. One is preteen and one is 18.

      I have found your blog helpful for that reason. I need to learn more about teen and preteen mental illness and strategies for coping from the parent point of view.

      It is a hard road. My younger one was sexually abused by older boys at her school. It is such a feeling of anger and helplessness.

      So thank you for your particular focus of your blog. It is not my area of expertise so it is good to hear ideas from people more specialized in younger people.

      Blessings,
      Annie<3

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      1. One child with PTSD and mild mood disorder so I understand where you are coming from and more. She also “had” central auditory processing disorder and short term memory loss in which both have been corrected. I took her through a Brain Balance program and WOW, what a difference it made. My door is always open to chat privately. My email is anchorofpromise@gmail.com
        I feel that I am learning as I go along like most parents. But sharing with others with encouragement is what gets us through. Blessing!

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  13. wow, this is great.issues about abuse and other things that cause depression are top on my mind, because i know a lot of people are suffering in silence and i really long to reach out to them and help heal the hurt, just like i was helped too. You must heard this over and over, but i’i still say, Thanks for choosing this path, Your light will reach out to more and more people and put smiles in their lives.

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    1. Your kind words touch my heart. I appreciate the support and encouragement.

      There are adversaries to the truth who try to break down the truth tellers. So the people that can see and want to spread the truth to others are a blessing to me.

      Thank you for reading.

      Blessings and peacefulness,
      Annie ❤

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      1. You are welcome. I always love to find a new great blog to read. Sometimes I just click on the blogs that someone else follows to check them out. I like when people have the list of blogs they follow in their post pages.

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