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When Walking Away from Someone You Love is Healing

Is it wrong to walk away from someone you care about? Even if you know it’s the right thing to do, how do you leave the relationship without feeling horribly guilty? Walking away from someone you love, and someone who still loves you back, is not an easy thing to do. But, it can be a crucial step towards the life you’ve dreamed of living. Walking away from someone you love is not an immoral...

Embrace Love Despite a Fear of Abandonment

Are you so afraid of being left alone that you cling to your loved ones? Or perhaps you push them away when the relationship gets too close. Both of these stem from a really common thing: a fear of abandonment. It can be frightening to live with and, with social connections so crucial for our wellbeing, a fear of abandonment can take it’s toll on us. Fortunately, despite how common this fear is, every single one...

4 quick ways to lower stress at work

4 Quick Ways to Lower Stress at Work

Do you feel like work keeps piling up? Like you always have more to do, no matter how fast you are completing tasks? This sort of constant catching up is one of the biggest causes of stress at work. And, when we already live with anxiety or another mental illness, it can make a huge impact on our health. Finding moments to rest in the middle of work is crucial for our wellbeing. We need...

Finding freedom from the fear of failure

Finding Freedom from the Fear of Failure

Failure is a natural and beautiful part of reaching our goals. It arises when we take the risks necessary to expand our lives, ourselves, and our world. This is why a fear of failure can significantly hold us back. It can keep us bound to a past we no longer want to be a part of. The fear of failure is so common because we see our shortcomings as a negative reflection on ourselves. We say...

5 ways we can better accept mental health issues

5 Ways We Can Better Accept Mental Health Issues

There is a lot of work that needs to be done to accept people living with mental health issues. We fight daily stigma, misunderstanding, and conflict when living with a mental illness. Despite the world needing to change so much, we can make a huge impact when we speak up, even as one single person. Mental health issues are common. According to NAMI, 1 in 5 adults experience a mental illness. 1 in 25 experience that...

The power you unleash when you share your story

The Power You Unleash When You Share Your Story

How do you know when it’s the right time to share your story? The best place is where you feel empowered, safe, and capable of inspiring others. But, how do you find this? Know that your story matters. It will change someone’s life when you share it. It will give them hope, and optimism, and remind them to keep going. You made it through and, by hearing you share your story, they will know that they...

Why Pursuing Happiness is Not the Best Goal

Happiness is an awesome emotion. It’s enjoyable to feel and easy to embrace—it’s something we truly want a lot of in our lives! Despite it’s general awesomeness, it’s completely irrational to expect to have this feeling 24/7. For this reason, pursuing happiness as our main goal is not the smartest thing for any of us to do. I don’t want to discount how wonderful happiness is. It’s important to seek out and to strive for greater...

The Type of Self Care You Really Need

Feeling stressed when you think of self care? Like you’re not able to do everything you “should,” that you’re falling behind? Well, isn’t that kind of backwards? Self care should be about truly honoring our needs and it should come from a place of love and self respect, not obligation or pressure from society. When we treat self care like something we’re obligated to do, we set ourselves up for feeling bad if we can’t...

Pulling Through a Depression Relapse

It is terrifying when our mental illnesses come back, completely out of the blue. We feel like we’re in the clear and then all the sudden we’re struck with a depression relapse or some other resurgence of symptoms. To add to the intensity, it always seems to feel worse than it did in the past. Our mental illnesses naturally come and go. It’s part of the healing process and—as we all know quite well—recovery is...

Working with Mental Illness: Thriving in Your Career

Pursuing a career you love can be incredibly fulfilling. It gives you a reason to get out of bed, it shows you how you can impact the lives of others, and you can feel accomplished and driven. Despite all of these benefits, working with mental illness can seem elusive and difficult. But, it is totally, completely possible. All of these wonderful things can find a space to exist in your life. It’s not uncommon to feel...

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