anxiety, depression, Mental health

The Perception of Depression: a Short Story

This is how I would describe living with depression: 

You are walking down an outdoor path. Surrounding you are trees and greenery brushed with soft, rattling wind. Speckles of white and gray clouds brake apart seas of blue sky. Pine and earth fill your nostrils and lungs, coating your mind like thick honey. The world around you is alive and saturated…

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anorexia, binge eating disorder, eating disorder, Mental health

The Belly of a Beast: My Eating Disorder Story

I am not here to tell you how to stop having an eating disorder. I myself don’t know how to stop my negative thought processes when it comes to food. I am still on a road to recovery. I want to simply explain what has been speeding through my mind for the last 9 years of my life. From anorexia to bulimia to binge-eating disorder, I have been captivated and terrorized since I turned 12. This is really hard for me to do, but maybe by putting it all out here I can gain some peace of mind and possibly relate to others…

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Mental health

Kill Your Negative Attitude NOW- Here’s How

Anyone else feel their chest tighten and burn with anxiety when they have something important to do? Or when you don’t want to do something with all of your soul? To the point where you’d rather buy a plane ticket to nowhere and hide away forever instead of getting that one horrible thing done? Productivity is the name but procrastination is the game. I know damn well that I don’t have to live like this anymore and you don’t either. If you feel any of these ways then I encourage you to make what I call a “positive perspective” list.

In order to make your own, and get out of that funk, it just takes four fun steps:

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Mental health

Jessica’s Valid Thoughts: An Amazing Read

I want to take a moment to shout out another amazing blog you can find on WordPress that touches on Mental Health in a more creative way. Jess runs the site with her poetry and story content; she has become one of my close friends. Mental health can feel like such a lonely battle at first, but there are so many awesome people and tools out there to help. Jess has helped inspire me through her words…

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Mental health

Say Good-Bye To Stress

Why are we stuck in our lives feeling tired and bored and out of control? I float from chore to chore, feeling the weight of having to get things done pushing me into the ground. Why don’t I just do things and get them over with? Bear with me, if I am in control of my body then I can choose to be productive or not. So why am I choosing to be unproductive? Why do I feel nauseous and a ball of tightness in my chest when I need to get something done? These are all questions I ask myself daily and they are important to ask. If you feel any of these ways then I encourage you to go deeper into the root of why you are not as productive and enjoying life the way you should…

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Mental health

Turn Depression Into Inspiration

I am often a frizzy ball of emotional anxiety and I would love nothing more than to hide away forever under a dark heavy blanket. If you can relate then read on because this simple idea will save you time and help you find peace with your bouts of depression. I would say that I am extremely familiar with the ups and downs of fighting my mind monster from forcing me back into bed. In this post I touch on a helpful thought process that keeps me from sinking into the “darkness” and I share an important tool for dealing with depression: the power of perception…

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Mental health

How Meditation Can Cure Your Anxiety

These drawings of mine show the power of how meditation has impacted my life. On the left was a drawing I made about 5 months ago. I was frustrated because I thought that I was out of practice and lost my ability to draw. On the right is a sketch I drew about a week ago. No practice was involved between the two photos. The only difference is that I have started meditating, so I was much more patient and able to focus on the drawing. My mind was in a dark place a few months ago, but meditation has helped me slow down and appreciate myself and my abilities more than ever…

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