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Breaking the Silence Against Mental Health

I have learned a lot on my journey of self-awareness. It’s taken many days of battling with depression, grief, and shame with small breaks of crying, deep therapy, and breakthroughs. It’s been a difficult journey to get where I am right now, but I still have a lot of work to do. One of the … Read moreBreaking the Silence Against Mental Health

Stepping Stones in Self-Growth

Since November of last year I have really began to grasp the severity and importance of mental health problems. I slowly became more comfortable discussing the stigmatized subject. With the help of a semi-traumatic event last November (and I’m not certain I’m dramatizing that either), I was pushed into advocating for mental health to be … Read moreStepping Stones in Self-Growth

The Power of Shame Resilience: Brené Brown’s on Shame, Connection, and Empathy

It’s been a couple of months since my therapist introduced me to Brené Brown. Her book The Gifts of Imperfection changed my life; it helped me understand how to sit with my vulnerability and discover my authentic self. After finishing that book, I scoured bookstores and online websites for more of Brown’s work. I found her book I … Read moreThe Power of Shame Resilience: Brené Brown’s on Shame, Connection, and Empathy

Depression: You Don’t Have to Walk Alone

Depression is drowning in an ocean of despair while another part of you is cutting away your lifeline that would keep you from drowning. Can you imagine how frightening that could be? Imagine fighting that fight every day. Depression can come and go for me. I have good days, bad days, and really, really bad … Read moreDepression: You Don’t Have to Walk Alone

The Power of Sharing your Vulnerability with Others

I had a completely different blog post in mind when I sat down yesterday to hand write my post out before a tea date. I wanted to share other things with you, but I was pleasantly surprised last night when I turned on my laptop to discover a video that someone I admire posted online. … Read moreThe Power of Sharing your Vulnerability with Others

The Need for Validation

It is pretty general information these days that I suffer from mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression. I have tried over the last year to explain to people around me what these mean, how they affect me, and how no one should be afraid to talk about these mental illnesses and others. Despite my efforts, … Read moreThe Need for Validation

Wholehearted Living

My therapist recently recommended a book by Brene Brown called The Gifts of Imperfection, which was published in 2010. Brown is revered for her work in studying shame. I was recommended this book because I am constantly comparing myself to others around me. Friends my age are married with kids in houses they own. Other friends … Read moreWholehearted Living