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I initially created this blog to share my mental health experiences with others. I hoped to seek a connection with others, break the stigma against mental health issues, and start conversations about topics such as self-harm and depression. However, all of my blogs neglect something that I believe is absolutely important for those with mental…

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Suminagashi is an ancient Japenese marbling technique which produce magnificent marbled effect onto paper. A technique that originated in Japan more than 800 years ago, suminagashi is the process of marbling plain paper to transform it into something vibrant and colorful. This art form isn’t as complicated as it might seem. In fact, all it requires…

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Aug 9

Clarity 

I joined Bay Art about 4 months ago however this is my first piece. Those four months were some of the hardest of my life, consequently, I had to go on hiatus from blogging. I only wanted to start posting when I felt like I could guarantee my consistency. Visit https://victoriadeyemi.wordpress.com/ for more post like this. Thank…

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As someone who has managed depression from early childhood into adulthood, I have learned a variety of different coping mechanisms to help me. Different things work for different people, just like the same coping mechanism won’t work for every situation. And it is extremely, extremely important for someone dealing with any kind of problem, not…

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I mentioned in my last blog post about how play is important for everyone. I mean, who can live day-by-day simply working on their to-do list, but never finding time to relax? I certainly cannot! It may not be daily, but at least once a week I find time for a coping mechanism that helps…

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Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. – Napoleon Hill Two years ago, after being diagnosed with PTSD, I hit a rough patch in my life. I gave up on socializing, I’d spend days in bed and I avoided anything that had to do with accepting my past and the PTSD that came into the…

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Jun 7

Anxiety

Anxiety is something I grew up with. It was there when I wanted to ask my crush out on a date in elementary school, it was there when I had to speak in front of an entire class about teen pregnancy and it remains with me to this day, every time I have to speak…

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“No Matter How Much Someone Has Hurt You Or Betrayed You Or How Much It Seems That Someone Is Evil, At Their Core, Everyone Is Worth Saving.” – Smallville Growing up, I found it very difficult to hate people (other than myself, of course). In a lot of ways, I think it’s because I see…

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BayArt - New Perspective on Life
May 31

Choices

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. ~ Denis Waitley If I could sum up my life in about one sentence, it would be: “I’m trying to forge myself into a fighter. I’m no longer the boy running from his dark past but a  man…

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BayArt - New Perspective on Life
May 7

Wealth

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. – Bob Marley Money has been on my mind lately. It comes up a lot in the internal conversations I have with myself because I’m at a point in…