Adventure Time has been on the air for awhile. I didn’t watch it for the longest time but the hubby and I sat down and I fell in LOVE with it. It’s weird and funny but has these real moments in it that cause your heart to hurt. It delves into some real issues. With this show though, and the AU that’s included in it, comes some interesting theories. Read ahead for more. Finn is in a coma The Theory: Finn was a lonely boy ignored by everyone but his loyal dog Jake. When Jake dies, Finn falls into a deep depression and attempts suicide.  Instead ofRead More →

    What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Post-traumatic stress disorder (or PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that causes anxiety, fear, depression, and often times disturbing flashbacks as a result of a stressful or traumatic event. People with PTSD cannot fully heal until they find internal resolution by coming to terms with the events in their past that seem to be causing the disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder is one of the most severe psychiatric disorders to grapple with in terms of symptoms and recovery. It causes anxiety, fear, depression, painful flashbacks, and memories that intrude upon their everyday lives. These memories and flashbacks come as theRead More →

Who already has their costume ready for Halloween this year? I know I’ve been putting it off for awhile since I’ve been so busy. We’re having a costume contest at work and I decided to create something new this year. Last year, I went as Ariel in her human clothes, but I wanted something a bit more creative this time. While browsing Pinterest, I found a lot of steampunk Ariel costumes and fell in love.     I had a lot of fun with this cosplay. My main inspirations came from these cosplayers I tried to find the original artist or the photographer but the imagesRead More →

  “Am I ugly?” If you ever try to type those words into a search bar, they are usually the first ones that pop up. In today’s society, there’s an undeniable amount of pressure to look and act a certain way. I’m not even talking about Hollywood or celebrities. While yes, they have the pressure, I’m talking more about us everyday folks.  I am ugly. And no, that’s not to hear protests of the opposite. I mean that in today’s idea of beauty I have always been rated a 7 on my best day. That’s with the right outfit and my hair done and myRead More →

Diet and depression don’t always mix well together. In fact, I would say that they don’t mesh together at all.  Every day when I finally wake up, I’m faced with a decision…do I eat those Reese’s cups and soda to wake up or do I make something that will actually fill me up like omelets and fruit?  Most days, in fact about 99% of them, the candy wins. I HATE mornings with a passion and usually the best way I can wake up is a promise of chocolate and soda. I’ve managed to cut down my soda intake a TON but I still crave itRead More →

Motivation is hard to come by when you’re depressed. It’s hard even if you’re just tired, or stressed out. Last month, I started my new job and I found that after the new job high wore off, I was struggling to stay motivated. I looked on Pinterest, which is my go-to for almost everything, but most of the motivational quotes were for working out or heartbreaks. Which, yes, is exactly up my alley, but I was looking for something more specific. I wanted a list of ways to help when you’re depressed but still need to keep working.   So, how do we stay motivated whenRead More →

  “Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Who’s the fairest of them all?”  Most of us all know the classic rhyme from the Disney movie: Snow White. The Evil Queen wants to be the fairest in all the land and is threatened when she learns that there is someone prettier than her. In a way, most of us actually relate to the Evil Queen. When we see someone “prettier” than us, our self-esteem takes a hit and usually, we feel jealous. I mean, we don’t go looking for poisoned apples to get rid of them, but we do let our self-esteem drop enough where we might considerRead More →

“Marriage. True Love. Happily Ever After.” I’m going to call it on this one, ya’ll. BULL CRAP! The whole movie/book ideas and plotlines of marriage being your stopping point for finally living happily ever after is total bull crap. It..is…a…lie.  Growing up, I was, and still am, a hopeless romantic. I could make eye contact with a guy from across the room and immediately fall for him, convinced he was my ONE. After all, that’s what all the novels I devoured said. And you could always trust everything you read in a book.  I shudder at my high school self. “Silly girl, that’s not love!” InRead More →

I would like to thank Mama Thrift for nominating me for The Blogger Recognition Award.  A brief story on how The Heartbreak Diet started blogging : I started blogging last May after I had to leave my job and was bored at home. I had tried starting a blog before but didn’t really keep up with it. Seeing as how I can barely stand up for more than a few minutes now, I figured I could really devote the time and effort to this. And I’m so glad I did. I’ve met so many wonderful people and friends.  The Heartbreak Diet’s advice to new bloggersRead More →

Are we ugly? Here’s some real talk here ya’ll. Dealing with depression comes with some baggage. One of the main issues is our self-esteem. I’m not even going to sugarcoat this: we think we’re ugly. Like some creature that some scientist would find and proudly proclaim… “and zis is vhat ve discovered in ze zwamp!”  (He has an accent). I don’t even remember the first time I looked at myself and thought I wasn’t pretty. I have only brothers so I grew up wearing their hand me-downs and playing sports and was the epitome of the tomboy. With my nose stuck in a book andRead More →