Hey! I am Emily Peyton Filippo, also known as Emilina, or Killer. I am 21 years old, and I am a senior at Monmouth University for photography. Growing up in rural Pennsylvania, attending college at the beach, and working in Manhattan at age 18 has brought upon a lot of blessings as well as conflict. I am straight edge, I kind of always have been. I dabbled with drinking and smoking weed in high school (typical) but it was never my thing. I did it to fit in (how poetic). If you are reading this, and you know me and have ever seen me "drinking or smoking", I most likely have never swallowed the drink or inhaled the blunt. I don’t know why I am like this but that’s how it is. Of course I want to fit in by drinking and smoking to this day, but it just never works out for me. I think anxiety has a lot to do with the sobriety situation. I'm going to dive in on that in this blog. I wanted to share my perspectives on mental illnesses, which are sometimes invisible. I wanted to title this blog "Invisible Affliction" because I like to refrain from using the word illness or disorder. In my opinion, I have had too many obscene and inconcievable experiences living life to go without being written about publicly. I think almost anybody whose human who reads what I am going to discuss on this page could benefit from my words. I am going to discuss and analyze what and how I cope with mental illness and conflict in my life, hopefully my experiences can help you in daily life.
I am going to be diving into topics as such:
~Things to do to keep you occupied
~Things to do when you want to get out of a panic attack/ anxiety attack or prevent one
~How to stay grounded and present and practice tranquility
~Products that have helped me relaxed
~Creative things that help me relax