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mental illness

Mental Health Awareness Day 10/10/17

Today will always be a day that I hold dear to my heart. I have suffered with anxiety and depression for more than half of my life. And during that time I spent it "alone and afraid." I was too... Continue Reading →

Mindfulness on Negativity

I'm tired of the prejudice and stigma that society has created for mental illness. I'm tired of feeling like I'm broken because of anxiety or depression. I'm also tired of feeling like something is wrong with me because I have... Continue Reading →

Reframing The Negative

I will probably always be a student when it comes to a way to combat negative emotions. I know I've written a few times about the different ways to fight when you're down but I was told today that sometimes... Continue Reading →

The Powers of Anxiety

I┬ácan't believe it is February. I swear to you it was just July of 2016. But, here we are already saying goodbye to January 2017. As I sit here baffled at the month's end I'm trying to find a way... Continue Reading →

Mental Health Awareness Day 10/10/16

Last year I wrote an open letter to the loved ones of the depressed and anxious. On a day like today I want to do everything I can to help and so here I am again. It has been a... Continue Reading →

Start The Conversation

I know. I understand. The darkness can come so quick and out of no where. I know. I understand. And that is why, today, I stand before you asking to be aware of the significance of today. Today is World... Continue Reading →

All Life Matters

If you personally know me or if you follow my blog you know I haven't been secretive in regards to my battle with anxiety and depression. I used to. I used to see it as a disease, as something that... Continue Reading →

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