The Art of Grief

In under a year, I’ve lost two people in my life: my childhood friend and my childhood abuser. Both of them took their own lives. If you think that things are so bad right now that there’s simply no coming back from them, I’ll let you in on a little secret; there’s always one moment where … Read moreThe Art of Grief

Moving on..

It isn’t that I haven’t felt like writing, it’s more than I haven’t known how to put into words how I’m feeling. Things have changed so much since the last time I wrote on here. There are so many possibilities for the future and my head is swimming with them. I want to do something … Read moreMoving on..

What I Want Others to Understand about Depression

The Issues with Depression Depression can be difficult to talk about and even more difficult to explain. Depression is different for everyone and challenging to deal with especially when the symptoms conflict with completing everyday tasks. It can be debilitating and paralyzing, prohibiting you from doing what you usually do on a daily basis. Understanding … Read moreWhat I Want Others to Understand about Depression

Motivation Isn’t Everything

What is motivation? To put it simply, it’s your desire to do something. For the longest time, I thought that motivation was my greatest ally. Was I right? Well, let’s see. Many years ago, I was motivated enough to run a Startup. So, I founded one. A year ago, I was motivated enough to write a … Read moreMotivation Isn’t Everything

A Life Less Ordinary

I haven’t been felt like writing for a while now. It’s definitely a type of therapy to get my thoughts out of my head, but it’s like I haven’t known what to say about my feelings and situation. I’ve been finding it hard to find the motivation to even the smallest of things like wash … Read moreA Life Less Ordinary

How Six Feet of Water Changed my Anxiety

Vacations with Tati In the first week of May I visited my closest friend Tati in Syracuse. When I’m with Tati we go on adventures and I have the opportunity to try new daring things I would otherwise pass up.  This May I went jogging in six feet of water for the first time. I … Read moreHow Six Feet of Water Changed my Anxiety

Schism (a.k.a. ‘What The World Needs Now’)

Schism: a split or division between strongly opposed sections or parties, caused by differences in opinion or belief. The world seems to be confused, angry and hurt; and whether it’s asking for it or not, what the world needs right now is more love. More light. More hope. A pathway to serenity. A few months ago, … Read moreSchism (a.k.a. ‘What The World Needs Now’)

When my Depression Silences Me

The Cycle of Depressive Silence It’s been some time since I’ve seen symptoms of my depression. Recently, however, I couldn’t help but notice the old cycles of those symptoms reoccurring and reappearing. I’m sleeping for longer hours, isolating myself, feeling a great sense of irritation and hopelessness and lastly losing my sense of communication. Since … Read moreWhen my Depression Silences Me

Mirage

The dictionary defines a mirage as something illusionary — something unreal. When I was a kid, I was fascinated with movies and television shows because they were reassuring. You always knew who the heroes and villains were. When you grow up, you realize that life isn’t so black and white; people are seldom who they … Read moreMirage