I can’t tell you how often I used to tell myself that I couldn’t do something. No one else was telling me this, I just had no confidence myself. I couldn't see that my greatest enemy was me.
When I was depressed, I wanted a quick fix to my issues. Living in a world of immediate gratification, I wanted my problems to go away quickly and simply. After years of looking to others to fix me, I finally turned to the one person that I was avoiding...me.
The holidays are here and we are surrounded by joyful images of family. Yet, for many of us this time of year can be a painful reminder of loved we have lost. There are no easy steps to cope during this season, but here are a few things that will help.
For many loss survivors, like me, the yearly International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is important. Two years ago I watched the Survivors Day webcast alone in my living room and began to understand that I was anything but alone.
Here are five tools I have used to slow down and reflect on who I am and where I am going. I promise that the more time you dedicate to learning about you the more you will see why you matter. See which work for you!
Let’s face it: It’s impossible to relax or get a good nights sleep when you’re constantly running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Here are my ways to de-stress and enjoy life.
No matter what your journey is, there are all kinds of ways that you can make a difference in your own life and in the lives of those around you. So before I officially say “au revoir”, I’d like to end with a simple call to action.
Start off fresh this fall by making ten small, but easy tweaks to make your days so much better from sunrise to sunset.
This summer not only have I experienced loss, but my friends have as well, and I have not been able to be there to help support them in their grieving.
While I’ve always been an “anxious” person, I never considered myself someone with anxiety until this past year. I was trying to make my senior year of high school count, which resulted in me putting a lot of pressure on myself to succeed. That’s when my anxious feelings began to take over my life. Anxiety […]