Jul 23 2014
“ 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. ”
Jul 22 2014
“ 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. ”
Jul 18 2014
Jul 03 2014
“ The grass isn’t greener on the other side. It’s greener where you water it. ”
Jun 30 2014
“ When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow. ”
Jun 23 2014
“ Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress - which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once. ”
Jun 07 2014
“ The more one does the more one can do. ”
Jun 02 2014
May 29 2014
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.
Also see Green’s superb advice to aspiring writers and creators of all stripes.(via explore-blog)
May 28 2014
“ 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. ”
May 27 2014
“ 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. ”