1. Claire Saul
    August 10, 2019 @ 4:02 pm

    This is a really personal and honest series of posts, Amy – you write with such clarity and openness about a the whole series of events from the moment you accepted that you needed help through to the actual counselling. I doubt that there is anyone out there who will not be able to relate to at least one aspect of of your posts. As someone now living with chronic illness, lots resonates with me – life has changed beyond all recognition for the whole family in recent years and at times I feel like I have completely lost the old fit and active me. Your section on feelings and “being made to feel” has really made me think, as so often I channel how the illness/disability “makes” me feel…..maybe by changing this I can win back some of the old me.
    As for dealing with teens…..
    Thanks so much for sharing, Claire (PainPalsBlog) #SIPB


    • Amy
      August 12, 2019 @ 12:27 am

      Claire, first off I appreciate you reading the whole counseling series. I am sorry to hear that you are dealing with chronic illness. I know that has to be so so hard. It is always nice to know that what I wrote and went/go through resonates with other people. I feel that is the entire reason I write such personal experiences, so people know they are not alone in whatever suffering they have went through.
      Thanks again for reading and commenting. I wish you the best!


  2. Marian Wood
    August 9, 2019 @ 7:41 pm

    A very brave and open post. I’ve been through counselling too.. and right now, I’m honestly all counselled out. Focusing now on my writing and trying to stay positive.. life can be so hard!


  3. Eric
    July 13, 2019 @ 5:52 pm

    Lovely piece!


    • Amy
      July 13, 2019 @ 6:02 pm

      Thanks for reading.


  4. Kelli Femrite
    July 12, 2019 @ 4:15 pm

    This part of your article resonates so much with me:

    “I let myself get overwhelmed easily. To the point where if things get too much to handle, I want to throw up my hands and run away. I’m like this in all areas of my life, even to the simplest of tasks. For example, even if my house gets too messy or the laundry gets to be too much, I am totally overwhelmed and unable to start. In order to counteract my procrastination or unwillingness, I try to make sure that everything is kept up on.”

    I always allow myself to become so overwhelmed and paralyzed by just starting the darn task – whatever task that might be. I do it with household stuff, with my writing, with my day job- pretty much with everything!

    I keep telling myself “Just do the darn thing! And it doesn’t have to be perfect!”


    • Amy
      July 12, 2019 @ 5:21 pm

      It can be so hard to start, that’s for sure. Sometimes I think that I put too much thought into the whole process. Thanks for your comment and taking the time to read Kelli.


  5. Rebecca | rebeccaspianokeys.com
    July 12, 2019 @ 3:10 pm

    Hi Amy,
    Thanks for being so brave to share your personal journey! Your post reminded me of a book I read a few years ago called Attached. I found it really interesting and it put a lot of human behaviour into perspective for me. I think you would really enjoy it!


    • Amy
      July 12, 2019 @ 5:22 pm

      Rebecca, I appreciate you reading my post. Thanks so much for the book recommendation as well. I would love to check that out.


  6. Gloria
    July 12, 2019 @ 1:13 pm

    Wow, thank you for sharing your story with us and giving us an insight into your life. Sometimes we do let other’s emotions get to us or we stand in our own way.


    • Amy
      July 12, 2019 @ 5:23 pm

      Gloria, that is exactly what I was doing.
      So much to learn in this life.
      Thanks for commenting.


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