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Your inner power is in every step you take to heal from mental illness, ptsd, depression, anxiety, or any other condition

Your Inner Power is in Every Step You Take to Heal

Living with a mental illness takes some serious strength, and that’s a strength you have. You didn’t choose to have a mental illness, but you are choosing to continue to better yourself and your life despite the challenges you face. This is a choice, to keep going in the face of this hardship. It’s not an easy choice to make, either. When you decide to get up each day, knowing that it’s probably not going...

Believe in Your Brilliance and Tame Your Inner Critic

Our inner critic can be one of the harshest voices we hear in the world. It might tell us that we don’t accomplish enough, we’ll never live the life we want to, or that we don’t deserve love. Sometimes it scolds us, tells us we deserve something that we definitely don’t, or flat out lies to us about our abilities. [tweetshare tweet="Your inner critic is really just misguided friend. Show it some love and it will...

Self Love is a Process, and That’s Okay

Have you ever heard the phrase “you have to love yourself before you can be loved by another”? It’s an idea I passionately disagree with. Self love can foster deep, intimate connections and benefit our relationships in many ways, but it’s not essential to have before getting into a loving relationship. This phrase implies that those of us who struggle with self-love don’t deserve love from another person. That, or we are incapable of being...

50 Self-Loving Affirmations

Self-love is incredibly important, especially for those of us who struggle with disabilities, mental illness, or difficult lives. We often develop beliefs about ourselves and the world that create negative thoughts (like “I am unworthy”). It’s these beliefs that affirmations can change. They effectively help us live a more positive and love-filled life. Affirmations are powerful statements that have the ability to change our beliefs about anything. For the greatest impact, affirmations are spoken aloud first...

4 Things You Need to Hear When Living With Mental Illness

  Living with mental illness can be really hard. The stigmas of society, on top of the symptoms of our mental illness, can form a painful cocktail that can really bring us down at times. I’ve created this video and blog because you deserve to hear these positive things about yourself. You deserve to feel uplifted and treasured today. What I say in this video is the truth; what people who try to invalidate us say is...

Bad Day? 6 Powerful Ways to Get Through It

Every single person experiences at least one bad day in their life. It’s a part of living and it’s a part of being human. Most likely, everyone experiences a lot more than just a single one, and those of us living with mental illness tend to experience even more bad days than those without mental illness. Getting through a bad day can feel like time is dragging on, infinitely slow and filled with difficulty after difficulty....

Love Your Body Through Conscious Eating

If you struggle to love your body, you’re not alone. In fact, it’s rare to meet someone who feels completely confident in their skin. With the amount of media attention focusing on what we "should" look like, we all have skewed perceptions of our own appearance. But, you know what? You’re beautiful. To help you realize this, I’ve shared one of my most powerful practices here in this blog. It has helped me go from...

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