I can’t tell you how often I used to tell myself that I couldn’t do something. I had no confidence in myself or in my abilities to do anything. No one else was telling me this. I was self sabotaging and I didn’t know it. I couldn’t see that my greatest enemy was me.
All I had ever heard about college were stories of great parties and amazing friends. I just finished my first semester and, to be honest, it was the hardest thing I have ever done.
When I was depressed, I wanted a quick fix to my issues. Living in a world of immediate gratification, I wanted my problems to go away quickly and simply. After years of looking to others to fix me, I finally turned to the one person that I was avoiding…me.
Dating. It can be so much fun. It can also come with some heavy emotional baggage, especially when you struggle with your mental health. While there is no one size fits all dating advice, check out these tips that have helped me.
It’s finals time. Here are some tips to help you get through this semester and start the next one on the right foot. Check them out and good luck!
Strength is not defined as the lack of weakness; strength is defined as the ability to overcome weakness. We are all human and we all have weak moments, but this does not mean we are not strong. It took me a long time to learn this.
When I became depressed, I thought that was my new identity. I was a depressed person. Now I see that I am a complex person who also happens to be depressed. My mental illness is a part of me but it does not define me.
Would you rather receive one dollar now or wait a week to receive two dollars? Do you have the self-control to delay gratification? Here are some tips to overcome temptation and put the power your willpower.
Going to college and away from everything you’ve ever known is stressful. For someone with anxiety, like me, it can feel even more overwhelming and challenging. Here are some tips to stay calm when you feel anxious, they work for me.
Walking through Seattle to raise awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention was amazing. It helped me to overcome my insecurities about talking to others about my depression and anxiety. I may have started the walk alone, but I left with great new friends and a feeling that I could conquer anything.