Open Letter to My Depression

Hello

Hello depression. It’s been a while since you’ve reared your ugly head. I know you’re there, I can feel your presence.

I can feel the way you push my buttons, the way you force sadness unto me. You don’t like it when I see what you’re doing, but you enjoy that I can’t stop you anyway.

Hello depression, there’s something I’d like to tell you. Continue reading Open Letter to My Depression

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When Desire Hurts

Do you ever want something so bad it hurts?
I mean, it physically hurts. It feels like the icy fingers of dread slowly creeping up your body. It inches its way to your heart and wraps its coldness around it. It’s like when you get a pit in your stomach, when you’re waiting for bad news….except it’s in your heart.

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Will Hurricane Irma/Maria Cause Suicide Rates to Increase? 

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Hurricane Irma has recently passed Miami. Even bigger news is how the Caribbean is doing after Hurricane Maria. Compared to the damage Maria has caused, Irma seems like childplay. This post isn’t about the refugees or the politics behind the rescue efforts. Through this all, I started wondering how different people are affected by natural disasters. Namely, how does it affect depressed people?

Continue reading Will Hurricane Irma/Maria Cause Suicide Rates to Increase? 

8 Tips To Trick Your Anxiety

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I was listening to a podcast today and he said something that caught my attention. “We all have our anxieties – the trick is how we deal with it.” Even I, who spend a great deal amount of time thinking about anxiety, hadn’t thought of it like that. But he’s right.

There’s a never-ending anxiety, a stress, a weird sort of momentum always pushing us forward. We want more, we fight for more, and we get really, really upset when we don’t get it.  Continue reading 8 Tips To Trick Your Anxiety

What If The Afterlife Isn’t What We Thought?

Most of us have some sort of belief about what happens after death. Heaven is a popular belief, though I’ve realized that “heaven” looks like a lot of different things to different people. Another popular thought is that nothing happens at all. Death is the end of the soul, if there is such a thing. On that note, this post is not religion-based in the slightest.

As happens to a lot of people who are grieving, I had a dream about my loved one. Continue reading What If The Afterlife Isn’t What We Thought?

The Story of My Grief

night-dark-halloween-horrorGrief. A deep sorrow after losing someone. The deepest form of grief is when we lose someone to the angel of death. That finality is not something we know how to process. It’s hard for us to imagine a world in which that person is wholly and utterly gone.

And yet, that’s the world we live in now.

I learned something else through my grief. Continue reading The Story of My Grief