Poem: Nothing and Everything

I wrote this poem during my birthday weekend and I want to share it with you. Take it however you take it. For me it was coming from a place of realizing my oneness with the earth, brought on by being in such intense nature, and how we need not limit ourselves and reduce ourselves […]

From Chaos to Normalcy

I haven’t written a post in awhile about my recovery because well, I’m definitely on the smooth side of it. The chaotic feelings I was experiencing just two weeks ago have subsided for the most part, I’m getting back into the things I love, and I’m feeling almost bored at times because my life is […]

My Misplaced Neediness

I am a notoriously needy person. Not all the time, though. Really, my neediness and clinginess is only apparent in my intimate relationships, and occasionally my friendships. One of the biggest symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder that I struggle with is an intense fear of abandonment – whether real or perceived. I fall into a […]

My Trouble with Alcohol

Alcohol and I have a strange relationship. It has evolved into something I never thought it would, and amidst the damage it has done I believe it’s something that also saved my life. When I was at my lowest points in my late teen years and early adulthood I leaned on it to get me […]

My Personal Journey Through Recovery

  Hi, My name is Brooke Marie Bridges and I’m struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder. First things first, DON’T look it up on the internet. You will certainly find hateful comments about how a “Borderline Ruined My Life” or how evil, manipulative and conniving those who struggle are. The illness I struggle with is so much […]

The Babbling Brooke’s Bagels

So here I am. Living in New England, working towards my dream of owning a small farm, and selling bagels. I never imagined I’d make bagels, let alone sell out on my first, and only (so far), Farmers Market. There are tons of reasons why this seems far off for me – for one, I’m […]

My Trip from LA to the Berkshires

I did it. I made the move. I hopped into my car with my two dogs and my cat – and my Mom and Brother in the car behind me and I did it. I took only what I could carry and I drove across the country. They say to let go of the things […]

Food Waste

Ways to Combat Food Waste

I hate wasting food. I hate it and I still do it. So, I decided to come up with a list of things we can all do to try and reduce our food waste! If you have leftover herbs that are on the verge of going bad, mince them up and freeze them with oil […]

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My Road to Recovery

Hi. My name is Brooke and I suffer from depression and anxiety that I deal with on a daily basis and this is the beginning of my road to recovery. I’ve hid my depression, I’ve hid my anxiety from many people – slapping a smile on my face and guzzling down too much alcohol to fight […]

A simple quick work lunch with Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers!

Quick Work Lunch with Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers

Being a busy person doesn’t mean you have to eat badly. Fast food is one of the easiest things to grab when you’re in a hurry, but if you have a microwave and 5 minutes – Healthy Choice can help you stay healthy and provide you with a quick work lunch option when you’ve forgotten to […]