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Dear Future Lover, From a Woman With Borderline Personality Disorder

By Rachael Seider Dear future lover, Love me as a whole.I will give you my soul.When we get into a small fight,The fear that you will leave me feels right. When you say something I don’t like,I want to say, “Take a hike.”Baby, please stay.Accept my fear.Please, don’t shed a tear. Dear future lover, If you make even the smallest mistake,My heart may break.I may try to push you away once more.But please, understand what I am doing it for. Give me some space.When I forgive you, I will race,Race right into your loving caress.My next episode is our best guess.Together we can beat my borderline.Working as a team,We’ll be just fine. Dear future lover, Some days, I may forget...

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Responsible Pet Care is a Lifetime Commitment

A pet should be forever; a lifetime commitment to love, honor and protect a dog or cat with the best pet care possible.  I personally have moved six times in the last four years and have never had the thought of giving up my dog Zoey for adoption, she has come with me every step of the way and that’s how it will be forever! I chose to get her and I am her forever momma no matter what life brings us! A pet would never consider giving us away for any reason, and they give us a lifetime of unconditional love with no questions asked. Pets aren’t something to be discarded because they don’t match the living room curtains...

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12 Ways Your Pet Can Improve Your Mental Health!

12 Ways Your Pet Can Improve Your Mental Health!When I am feeling down and weary, and I can barely lift myself off the couch, my dog comes to my rescue. She cuddles with me, then motivates me to get up, dressed, and out the door for a walk or some play time. Somehow my fur-baby even gets me to smile, no matter how miserable or stressed I feel.I am not alone. It turns out that all pets, not just therapy pets, can help your mind, body, and spirit. Here are a dozen reasons why: 1. They get you outside: Sun and fresh air elevate your mood and the sun gives you an extra dose of vitamin D. Vitamin D exposure...

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Symptoms of Depression

Feeling down from time to time is a normal part of life, but when emotions such as hopelessness and despair take hold and just won't go away, you may have depression. Depression makes it tough to function and enjoy life like you once did. Just getting through the day can be overwhelming. But no matter how hopeless you feel, you can get better. Learning about depression—and the many things you can do to help yourself—is the first step to overcoming the problem. How do you experience depression? While some people describe depression as “living in a black hole” or having a feeling of impending doom, others feel lifeless, empty, and apathetic. Men in particular may even feel angry and restless....

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