/ Naomi /

With courage you will dare to take risks,
Have the strength to be compassionate,
And the wisdom to be humble.
Courage is the fountain of integrity.
— Mark Twain

An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.
— Goi Nasu

The grass isn’t greener on the other side. It’s greener where you water it.

When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.
— Shauna Niequist

The more one does the more one can do.
— Amelia Earhart


IndieCade 2013 - Myst at 20 with Rand Miller (by IndieCade)

Auriea Harvey walks through the history of the most prestigious title in adventure game history with co-creator Rand Miller. Join us as we discover the inspiration for Myst, Riven, and examine how those games influenced the entire video game industry.

Rand & Auriea talking about Myst and Riven! <3

My advice is to get help — to find a good therapist and figure out what works for you.

For me: I take medication daily and have for many years. I also try to exercise a lot, because there’s some evidence that exercise lessens the symptoms of anxiety, and I try to use the strategies that I’ve learned in cognitive behavioral therapy to cope with my illness. But it’s a chronic illness and it hasn’t, like, gone into remission or anything for me. It’s something I live with, something that I’ve integrated into my life. And we all have to integrate stuff into our lives, whether it’s mental illness or physical disability or whatever.

There is hope. There is treatment. You are not alone, and while I know the struggle feels at times completely hopeless and futile, there is a far shore for the vast majority of people, and I wish you the best.

In his Reddit AMA, author Josh Green answer’s a reader’s question about living with depression and anxiety. Pair with this excellent read on our culture and costs of anxiety, then see how mood science offers a new understanding of depression.

As someone who also lives with this troublesome duo, I’d add to Green’s advice a note on the importance of sleep, which has actually been shown to impact depression levels

Also see Green’s superb advice to aspiring writers and creators of all stripes

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When you wake up in the morning and your feeds are filled with poetry, it can only mean one thing. The poet has died and her words have not.
— The incomparable Kayla Cagan.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
— Melody Beatitie

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