#Metoo…a social media controversy that has enveloped us. “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote “#Metoo.” as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.”     (Post contains possible triggers for victims of rape and abuse. Please read carefully.) It wasn’t surprising how quickly this got a response. I was seeing this everywhere on social media by several of my friends. The response was overwhelming. Suddenly, so many people I knew were sharing their stories. People I never dreamed could hold so much pain and hurt in their hearts were opening up. Read 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 →

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 →

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 →

  Wouldn’t you love to have a Life Coach tell you exactly how you can reach your goals? I know of several mornings where I would love to just have a do-over on my day or just stay in bed the whole time. Sadly, we all have to do this thing called “work” so we can afford Netflix and sushi… Just me? Okay. Sometimes I also spend money on my furbaby as well. She’s spoiled.    Many of you who follow my blog already know that I battled cancer and WON earlier this year. Due to the chemotherapy and other medications and illnesses I had,Read More →

The truth about depression can be difficult to talk about. Every one of us has dealt with a depressing moment in our life. For some of us, it’s a daily and lifelong battle.  One thing about depression is it is an invisible illness. On the outside, if you look at someone, you can’t tell that they’re depressed. Even our social media accounts can’t be trusted. Nowadays, you can schedule your posts and photos on all of your social media, so if you wanted the truth about what your day is like…it wouldn’t always be there.  Some people might wonder why someone with depression can help othersRead More →

  I don’t believe there is a single person in the world today that hasn’t felt worthless at one point in their life. We’re taught from an early age to do better, BE better. And in some cases, we fall short. There is ALWAYS someone is better than us. Just like we’re better than someone else as well.  Depression makes it harder to not feel worthless. It builds up on our insecurities and then plays on it. We’re walking up a slippery ice slope, only to slip and fall all the way back down to the bottom. Recently, I had an intense conversation with someoneRead More →

  Quotes are my life.  I like to scroll through funny posts and read motivational quotes to make me laugh or at least smile. So for this blog post, I decided to put down a list that you can read and go through whenever you’re having a bad day. Depression doesn’t have to win.       Sometimes we just need to see some visual proof (quotes) that our day isn’t as bad as we think it is.  13 Reasons Why also has a list of all of the reasons that you matter. I’m in love with this new book I found: Hardcore Self Help: F**kRead More →

Music and the songs they contain have helped us battle emotions for years. This list is for depression and anxiety.  There are TONS of CDs and videos out there that proclaim to help with depression.  For me, depression is something that I battled for years and music was my escape. I love instrumental music now for when I’m working or want to just relax. As a teen though, I loved more pop music or rock music. This here is just a list that helped me. Go ahead and poke around, check out the songs and see what helps. Go ahead and let me know what has helped youRead More →

(Warning: post contains themes that could be a trigger for some readers. Mentions suicide). Have you ever had the question whether you matter or not?  I recently watched a show on Netflix called 13 reasons why and have to say how much it tugged at my heartstrings. If you haven’t already seen it, let me tell you. It’s based off a book about a young girl named Hannah. She left behind tapes explaining 13 reasons why she committed suicide.  I remember reading this book in High School and crying my eyes out. Watching the actors portray it on Netflix was no different. Throughout those yearsRead More →