From: Richmond, Virginia
From: Richmond, Virginia
From: Castle Rock, Colorado
I’ll admit, this is something I’m constantly working on! I’ve always been good at encouraging others, but doing the same for myself takes a lot of practice.
From: Tucson, Arizona
From: Des Moines, Iowa
Focus on the good… especially through the bad times.
From: Bentonville, Arkansas
Things will get better. Hold on.
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Wanting more, versus being grateful for what you’ve got: it’s a modern-day conundrum. [Read more…]
From: Wichita, Kansas [Read more…]
Whether they are physical or emotional, we all have our scars. They’re part of who we are. For years, I despised mine (brought on by a horrible skin disease, lichen planus) and hated my body for failing me. It took a long time, but I finally accepted them. Now when I look at my physical scars or think about my emotional ones, I see them as signs that I survived some very difficult times. It may take a while, but you can learn to love your scars, too. Remember, they are battle wounds that show how strong you are and that you survived what life handed you.
#MentalHealthMonday: Do what you can today. ️ [Read more…]
From: Ellicott City, Maryland
“I’m sorry, but we have to let you go.” [Read more…]
From: Gilbert, AZ
They tell you he’s in a better place. That everything happens for a reason. That good will prevail. That time heals all wounds. Frankly, you’ve been having a little trouble buying it. [Read more…]
From: Sheboygan, Wisconsin
That thing—it was done to you. That thing that no one else has had to suffer through, you did. That thing that turned your life so upside down, you didn’t even recognize yourself, for a while. That thing gave you scars, and made you hate the mirror for a while, didn’t it? [Read more…]
Meet: John [Read more…]
The stress creeps up the back of her larynx. For a moment, she panics – what if she doesn’t know what to do this time? [Read more…]
Meet: Anna Bella
From: Larvik, Norway
I used to feel guilty anytime I took time for myself. Because there are always so many other things to do, right? But as I became more in tune with myself and my needs during therapy, I now know self-care is non-negotiable. [Read more…]
One morning in 1982, a bright 17 year-old girl opened a rejection letter from her dream college. In the following years, she lost her mother and miscarried her first child. Her husband was abusive and after just a year of marriage, she was a divorced, single mother suffering from severe depression. She relied on welfare to make ends meet and at 30, she contemplated suicide. [Read more…]