How Body Image Issues Can Affect Your Daily Life and How to Overcome It

Do you ever dread going shopping for clothes? The thought of trying on clothes and them not looking right on or not fitting the way you like? Well, you’re not the only one. Body Image issues can affect anyone. My Personal Experience In high school, I was never satisfied with the way I looked. From freshman year to senior year I wished that I could change my appearance daily. I was on the dance team, I worked out every day but I was still never satisfied.  I always gave myself high expectations on how I looked and if I couldn’t…

Learning to Love Your Mental Illness

There is a huge stigma towards mental illness. You’re seen as “sick” or “crazy”, but we both know this is not true. There are many people who don’t understand mental illness, and as a result, we tend to hide ours. We push our feelings deep inside of us, slap a smile on our face, and get on with life. I was afraid of talking about my diagnosis, but one day I came to the realization that my mental health was a part of me. I learned to love my mental illness and today I’m going to show you why you…

How I Am Able To Overcome My Anxiety Through Blogging: A Story of Growth Through Writing

I have suffered from anxiety for as long as I can remember. I switched medications numerous times thinking that was the problem, but after reaching a very low point in my life a couple of years ago and after many people telling me to start a blog, I decided to take the plunge and start blogging. Ever since I started blogging, I have been able to overcome my anxiety. Photo Credit: Jess Graphic Credit: Kayla I’ve always had a passion for writing but was too scared to let others read what I had written.  After watching all of my friends…

5 Ways Depression Affects You and How To Overcome Them

Hey guys! I’m back to give you some quick and easy solutions that will kick depression’s butt. We’ve all be there, tired, running on empty and waiting for the end and as miserable as we are, we aren’t willing to get up and do the harder things that help us because it just takes too much energy. It’s exhausting being exhausted and it’s frustrating to feel this way without any reprieve. Photo Credit: Briggy Graphic Credit: Natasha Depression isolates you, makes you think the world is against you, takes away your energy and motivation, steals the joy out of life…

“Give Me A Stick”| A Therapist’s Quote About the Strength of Those Suffering from Mental Illness

A few years back, I was struggling to stay alive. I was incredibly depressed, self-harming, and had even attempted suicide a few times. It felt to me like life was a never-ending maze intended for maximum human suffering. It sounds terribly dark and brooding to hear me talk about my past life like that, but unfortunately, that’s a nice way of putting how I felt at the time. Also during that time, I came across this poster that was going around social media platforms and I wouldn’t go as far to say that it saved my life, but it gave…

What Living With PTSD Looks Like On The Inside

I wish I could tell you that life with PTSD is manageable, or even doable, but it’s not always that way, and so I can’t tell you that. I’m not here to make this easy for you to read. I’m here to vent and to spill my heart out because I’m tired of suffering in silence and I know that so many other PTSD survivors are tired of it too. In this article,  I am going to present you with the real-life effects and symptoms of someone struggling with PTSD, and all the feelings that go along with it too.…

15 self-care tips to salvage a bad day

Self-care is so important, because if we don’t take care of ourselves, who will? I know that not many people would take care of me, so I need to do it myself and so do YOU. I know it is difficult to put yourself first. I struggle with this myself each and every day, but today I am going to change that for both you and I with 15 self-care tips to salvage a bad day. Photo Credit: KaylaGraphic Credit: Natasha Bubble Bath After a stressful day, I love getting into a hot bubble bath with my favourite bath soak.…

Why Standing up for Myself Made Me Lonely

This is a personal story of how cutting ties with people and standing up for myself created an inner peace, yet a lonelier world. I  would like to start off by saying that I have no hard feelings toward the people that have come and gone from my life. They have helped me become the person I am today.  In the cycle of life, people will not always stay your friends. You never know when the last time you hang out with someone will be. Some people are only meant to be in your life to teach you lessons. It’s…

How to Support A Loved One When They Struggle With Mental Illness

Mental illness can be really difficult to understand when you don’t suffer from it yourself. What makes it difficult is it’s very hard to explain. This is the best way that I can explain it . The other reason is some people just don’t want to understand. There are two types of people in this world, one who wants to try and support a loved one when they struggle with mental illness.These people try to understand it. The second is people who say that people are just looking for attention and “life can’t be that bad”. I have dealt with…

How A Solid Routine Will Set You Up for Success in the New Year

Every New Year we are faced with the struggle of trying to figure out what our goals/resolutions are for the year and how we are supposed to accomplish them. It can be really tricky, I'm not going to lie, but I believe that no matter the goal if you have a solid routine you're already well on your way to success!The first step in all of this is making your resolutions for the year. Many people get too carried away when they're creating their resolutions, and that's part of what causes so many people to quit them before the end…
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