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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If I Die Today

If I die today,
Would the last words I said be cold?
Would bitterness be what’s left for people to hold?

If I die today
Could you honestly say my life was the best?
Did I go after my dreams or live in unrest?

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When You Feel Like Giving Up

Those of you who still listen to the radio and/or contemporary music, you may have noticed a new song that turned the heads of a quite a few listeners, both in the studio and out. As it grows more and more popular, it’s hard not to truly listen to the lyrics and hear what it’s about. In saying that, when I first heard it, I was surprised. By the title alone it’s obviously talking about mental illness, which is something not often addressed in that art form. It’s so different. Daring, almost. However, as it’s slowly being played more on the radio, I’m finding it’s just as strong as when I heard it that very first time.

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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?

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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

The Science of Depression

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All cards on the table, I work in insurance. During training, we learned the obvious things like what to say and how to fill out an application, but we also learned what are auto-declines and who can’t be insured. To my surprise, there were several mental disorders on there. Autism, anxiety, attention-deficit disorder, depression.  Continue reading The Science of Depression

The Truth Behind “Fake It ‘Til You Make It”

It’s no secret I don’t like doing things. My ideal day off is spending the day laying on the beach or (more often than not) locking myself indoors in front of a screen. I’m not the type of person that likes getting out of the house for fun, enjoys exerting myself, or even enjoys talking to people all that much, to be honest. It’s not that I’m shy, it’s more that I feel that small talk is shallow and a waste of time.  Continue reading The Truth Behind “Fake It ‘Til You Make It”