To The Friend That Stuck Around

Thank you for always being there for me. Whenever I needed to talk or vent about something, you were always there to lend an ear. As you know, it’s difficult for me to make friends, but the fact that I had you was always a comfort. I knew that I could always trust you and tell you anything I needed to get off my chest. When I thought I had no one else, there you were, eager to step in and make life better. Continue reading To The Friend That Stuck Around

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Finding Happiness Amidst Depression

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Depression is a cruel thief when it comes to our everyday lives. It leaves us feeling constantly tired and drained, with no motivation to perform even the simplest of tasks. Most of the time, we’d rather stay in bed, isolated, than deal with the outside world. While this is understandable, giving in to these “lazy” desires never helps. Continue reading Finding Happiness Amidst Depression

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

When Forgiving Hurts

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An unavoidable part of the human condition is getting hurt. Whether it be a minor, moderate, or traumatizing pain, we are all put in the position of having to forgive.

What happens when forgiving someone feels like letting them get away with it? What happens when the person you have to forgive is yourself?

Sometimes forgiving hurts.  Continue reading When Forgiving Hurts

Stop Telling People Others Have It Worse

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Opening up about a personal problem is almost unheard of in today’s society. We are taught to put on our best faces and leave that extra baggage at home. However, in those rare moments when others do peel away the mask, there seems to be a generic fallback response:

Someone else has it worse.

Just stop.

Continue reading Stop Telling People Others Have It Worse

Nothing To Fix

Written by John, a guest writer

Over the past year, I have had a job very similar to a clergyman. In this role, I have been put in the position of aiding and comforting many people dealing with depression, anxiety, grieving, and other emotional issues. The first thing I say is that I am not here to fix you, there is nothing to fix; I am here to help you learn how to live with the new-you. Continue reading Nothing To Fix