I’ve worked hard on my positive self talk and it truly has helped. I have also changed parts of my own lifestyle to get me to where I want to be - and I am still working on it. Body Positivity for myself is something I am always working on and have struggled with since I was a teenager. Some days are easier than others but it is always a work in progress.
Real Talk. On being introverted.
Suicide, as it is for most, was my way of seeing an end to all of the pain that went on inside of my head. I wanted so badly for the pain to stop, for my brain to stop feeling like it was fighting itself, for my heart to feel that it had a little more breathing room, and for my muscles to relax for just once. I wanted nothing more than my soul to be free.
Every year, too many people are taken from us by suicide. These tragedies tear at families and communities, leaving behind heartbroken loved ones who suffer immeasurably.
If I’m not happy with how I did today, I can always, always try to do better tomorrow.
Happiness isn’t about your relationship status. It isn’t about whether you are falling asleep alone or snuggling someone close throughout the night. It isn’t about whether you’ve found the person you are meant to spend forever alongside or whether you are still single and searching. Happiness has nothing to do with your love life.
Depression rates increased in all but one state, and rose most dramatically among adolescents and millennials.
The better quality of relationship(s) the person had, the better quality of life they did as well.
I am allowed to feel however I feel today.
Being precisely who you are, at your highest level, is your ticket to magnetizing the things you want most in your life. This is true for your love life, career, relationships, prosperity, health, and so on. It’s also the magic formula that will enable you to make a more powerful contribution to this world than you ever thought possible.
Everyone overcomes their hardships in different ways. I know I overcame my struggles some how. But I guess I have never really thought about it until someone asked me about it. I knew I stopped cutting and stopped attempting for a reason.
You seem so sad child
Look at the stars,
watch them shine.
Watch the sun rise every morning
and set every evening.
Breathe in the crisp and cold fall air.
Smile as bright as all the things mentioned above.
The world needs just a little more light.
Darkness is not something that we define by how little light there is or how the sun sets and changes the color palette of the sky to a deeper color scheme that can be hard to find in the paint section at the store. I saw darkness as my home once, and sometimes still do. When I miss it, I crawl back to the deepest part of my mind that I thought was gone forever, and sit in comfort.
No matter what I tell myself, I know that things will be okay. Every day is a battle, but I am getting through it. Some days are easier than others and some days are harder than others, but I am learning to get through it. I tell myself "its okay" probably a thousand times a day, because that is what makes things easier for myself. Deep breaths, closed eyes, and meaningful silences are what I do. I do what I can to make my existence easier on myself. Going from nights of wanting to stop breathing to mornings where I am thankful to be awake is a huge change and one for the better considering the struggles that I have been facing for several years. Coming face to face with my own demons was not a task I thought I would ever be able to handle, but all I can say is that this is me seeing the light for the first time and never being so happy to be out of the dark.
"How did you do today?"
A mental exit question at the end of every day making sure that I made it through, feeling the emotions I know deserve to feel. Making sure that when I cry that I am telling myself that it is okay to cry. Making sure that when I smile it is genuine and real.
I knew I wanted to have a non-profit for this issue since I was diagnosed with depression as a teenager. Even as a teen, I knew that I was not the only one who felt this sense of darkness and found comfort in it. I knew that I wanted to help others even if I was at a point at my life where I could not help myself. Every life has value and every life is worth fighting for.