Author Archives: Lisa.Merriam

About Lisa.Merriam

A woman that defines herself as a strong single mother; a baker, who enjoys nature photography. Tattooed, true crime addict, free spirit, avid reader and a woman that finds happiness in the little things of everyday life.

Why Can’t We Indulge During The Holidays?

It’s all over the December issues of magazines, “Celebrate without gaining weight”, “How to: not gain weight this holiday season” and of course you will find in the January magazines “how to loose those holiday pounds” but why must these … Continue reading

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Pressures Of The Season

This Christmas has to be an amazing one, I can’t let it be anything like last years. Last year I woke up Christmas morning in the hospital after already being inpatient for 30 days. I was only able to go … Continue reading

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My High School Days

Today I posted on my most recent blog, The Little Moments, I was recently reminiscing about my high school days and the negatives that happened during those days, but also the positives that I ended my high school journey with. … Continue reading

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I’m Not The Mental Health Girl Anymore

It’s been my title for half my life, the mental health girl, the girl that people know has depression, anxiety, an eating disorder, the girl defined by the scars on her body, and the girl that has been overcome with … Continue reading

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One Year Self Harm Free

One year ago today, at 11:30 pm was my last self injurious cut. I remember the time, I remember were I was when I did the cut,and in time I will be able to forget those details because I will … Continue reading

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Moving; Causes Stress, or Removes It?

Moving can be one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. The packing of numerous brown boxes, with that horrendous loud noise of the packing tape sending shivers up and down your spine. The planning of what can … Continue reading

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Secret Revealed

About a month ago on my the Twitter account for this blog (@diminishstigma) I wrote quickly saying I have been neglecting the blog since January, and that I would explain in a month or so. Well today, I will be finally divulging … Continue reading

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