Tag: lifestyle

Roundabouts.

I wanted to take the time today to reflect on the past month, and to introduce a series that I have been working on for quite a while now called Don’t Speak, a collection of stories and an in depth analysis on major events and issues that are not discussed enough in society. Additionally, I

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Have Faith In Yourself Today

A simple reminder that confidence does not mean believing that you are perfect, or thinking that you can go the rest of your life without making any mistakes. Confidence is never to be confused by arrogance. Confidence is having faith in yourself, knowing you have the power to make your own choices each day. Likewise,

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Using Poetry To Discuss Mental Illness

Today I’m returning to a more personal topic, or what I originally began this blog for: understanding and recovering from mental illness. Too many of us shy away from the topic in fear that we won’t attract as many readers, however we should all learn to make it a priority. After all, one of the

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Staying Authentic as a New Writer

Sometimes when I read through my own unpublished writing I look back and think, “That doesn’t even sound like me.” That’s because my voice as a new writer wasn’t entirely mine. It’s so clear to me that in the process of writing some of my older, unpublished pieces that I was holding back from stating

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Changing The Way You Define Happiness

What does it mean for you to be happy? For many of us, happiness is something we chase every day of our lives. Our own definitions of happiness are described by a list of achievements and assets we desire to call our own, and even after we reach these goals, the list seems to reach

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5 Warning Signs of a Manipulative Friend

No friendship is perfect. It’s unavoidable to encounter challenges in any relationship, even with the friends whom we feel closest to. Yet in the long run, our best friends should be the people we can trust and feel comfortable with. When we share history with someone, we tend to overlook things they do that don’t feel

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Why You Should Open Up About Your Mental Health

Photo by Helena Lopes on Pexels.com[/caption] If you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, bi-polar or other mood disorders it’s important that you know one thing: it’s much more common than you think. I know how just scary it is to go through this thinking that you are alone, and especially how overwhelming it can become when

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Learning to Trust Yourself

From a young age we become accustomed to chasing recognition and approval- whether that may be from our classmates or our teachers. It’s not always easy to catch this habit. We rely on others in many forms. Sometimes, it’s asking someone whether or not you should post a photo. Other times it’s something much more

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“Ashes”

Ashes the small town she grew up in became engulfed in dancing flames memories burnt to ashes among forgotten names her heart begged her to run but something told her to stay light broke through the dust filled clouds revealing just who to blame she spent her life burning bridges wasting away her worry filled

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