How Past Trauma Affects My Pursuit Of Music

As little kids, we are full of creativity and imagination. We believe we can do anything, and be anything we want. We allow our minds to fly high and create a world where anything is possible. Eventually we grow up and most of us learn to dim the light of our creativity and imagination, in…

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Ways To Get Through A Bad Mental Health Day

Sometimes I wake up very energized and ready to take on the world. But there are also a lot of times when I wake up and I feel depleted, very tired, unmotivated and have a lot of trouble focusing. That is the reality for a lot of people who live with depression or anxiety. The…

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Why I talk openly about going to therapy

Many years before I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder I felt like there was something wrong with me. As a teenager I often felt an emptiness that was inexplicable and found it hard to feel genuinely happy most of the time. I felt guilty because my loved ones tried their best to make me…

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5 Ways To Improve Your Body Image Before Considering Plastic Surgery

I lived most of my life feeling like my body was inadequate. As a young kid I felt awkward and thought I was too thin and too tall. Once my body started developing during my early teens, my breasts increased in size very quickly, and never really stopped growing through adulthood. I was quickly labeled…

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Cold Sunny Days of Winter

Surviving low temperatures and seasonal affective disorder The first thing I notice when I wake up, besides the harrowing weight of existence, is the light that sneaks into my bedroom through the gap above my curtains. I can’t always tell weather it’s sunny or cloudy out. Most days, I don’t check the weather forecast beforehand,…

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