How To Fight the Urge to Curl Up Under a Blanket

and try to forget all the horrifying things going on in the world? Sometimes you can’t. Sometimes you just have to give in to the urge. It’s called recharging. Hopefully, you come back out ready to face the sh*tshow yet again. Love & Light Advertisements

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Every Step Matters

A few months back I made a committment to go back to school again. I didn’t know then that my emotional state would be upended by widely publicized instances of assault and abuse that, in many ways, left me feeling re-traumatized. It’s been difficult. My mind wanders easily and tears occassionally escape, but I’m trying to keep my shit together overall. Perhaps you are too. As with most things in life, I’m taking it slow. One class at a time, one assignment at a time. Reminding myself daily (sometimes hourly) that every step matters. When I start feeling overwhelmed and

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Renewal of Hope

at just the right time. Tonight I had the pleasure of watching & listening to Michael Franti & Spearhead’s livestream on YouTube. The excitement, the words, the music, the sense of love and humanity, the message(s)… I listen to this music almost every day it seems but there was just something about the livestream that touched my heart and soul in a bit of a different way. And the new songs? Top of my playlist the day they drop. Emotional cleansing, of a sort? The past couple of weeks have been such a sh*tshow and I’ve been feeling so defeated

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Struggling to get on task

I should be working right now. Money is, afterall, the only thing it seems one needs to get by in this world. But I’m distracted and have a million and one things battling inside my head. So much that I want to say and do. Yet I sit here, fingers poised over the keyboard, unable to find the words or put them together in a way that makes sense. Another million thoughts start whizzing around. The anxiety stifles output. I’m so tired of anxious thoughts. So tired of questioning myself at every moment of every day. So tired of always

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Reblog: Suicidal thoughts, a faulty system, and societal shaming, oh my…

Today is World Mental Health Day. Not unlike any other day, I was poking around the internet-sphere in search of comforting, explanatory, or otherwise related information on things I struggle with – mental health overall, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, and so on. I came upon this blog post and am reblogging because it is both uber-relatable and a good read. Much thanks to its author. Love & Light, M.A.Young There Ain’t No Atlas. If you’re reading this on your phone, I suggest turning it on its side and reading it that way because it looks better and is much more

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