Open Letter to My Depression


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


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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8 Tips To Trick Your Anxiety


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 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”


Finding Hope

Written by John, a guest writer


This is my story of overcoming depression.

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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


Stop Telling People Others Have It Worse


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.

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