Tag: mentalhealth

Can You Always Be Positive?

True happiness isn’t forever, it might not even be for a while. It is found in the moments we least expect it, and sometimes hidden in the times we need it most. Happiness is fleeting. When I say that happiness doesn’t last forever, I don’t mean that in a such a cynical way. I say

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Reflecting On “Addicted: Notes from the Belly of the Beast” (Review)

“If I have a few drinks every single night before I go to bed, does that mean I have an addiction?” A friend said mockingly. “Of course it does!” “The question you should ask yourself is why would you drink every night. It’s only an addiction if you depend on it,” Argued another. The casual

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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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An Honest Review: “The Voice Of Knowledge” by Don Miguel Ruiz

I caved. I’ll admit it. I finally read the infamous series I heard so much about. My family told me to read it, every lifestyle blogger alive told me to read it, my dog told me to read it, even my my neighbor yelled over the fence, “You have to read this book!!” I may

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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Sometimes when I read through my own unpublished writing I look back and think, “That doesn’t even sound like me.”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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Good Things Takes Time

A reminder for anyone going through the process of recovery. “People are always telling me that things will get better soon,” He said. “But I’m tired of waiting for change.” That day, my friend confided in me that he had not been happy for a long time. He was growing impatient in watching others living

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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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