45 Self-Love Quotes

A person who knows their value is a powerful being.  Trust me, I know how hard this can be at times.  For years, I could not look in the mirror without criticizing everything in my reflection.  Day by day, I learned to talk to myself like I would to anyone one else in need.  I still have moments of insecurity, but overall I love every part of me, especially the parts which are flawed.  Be kind to yourself.  Here are 45 of my favorite quotes about self-love!

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‘Creating Instead of Cutting.’ An Artistic Alternative To Self-Harm

Self-harm is an emotional, and misunderstood topic.  It is difficult to comprehend the logic behind people inflicting intentional pain on themselves.  It is part of the struggle for many people suffering from mental illness.  Self-harm is not commonly done with the intentions of committing suicide.  More so, as a way to release internal pain.   You are thinking, Isn’t that backwards?  Inflicting pain to reduce it? Read more

The Truth About Mental Illness: Finding Home In A Place Unknown 

Last Halloween, a local costume shop was scrutinized, and banned from selling costumes of “mentally ill” people. I assume dressing up like Einstein was not generating enough profit, and therefore the store resorted to blood smeared hospital gowns. This incident came up in a recent conversation, and encouraged this question: Why are we so terrified of mental hospitals, and worse, mentally ill people? Read more

The Mental Mask: Revealing Your Mental Illness

“Well…I have um..you know I am uhhh…it’s not a big deal (awkward laugh) it’s just I have this thing…I swear I’m not crazy…um, okay I have fucking bipolar.”

This was me when I had my first epiphany, “Holy shit, the doctors weren’t joking, I really have bipolar disorder.”

The image we project to our friends, family, co workers and peers is just a portrayal of how we are expected to appear, and expected to behave; the mask created to blend into guidelines of normal behavior. Read more

10 Things I Learned While Falling Out Of Love — Thought Catalog

b.p.r.yIt’s okay to be vulnerable. Being vulnerable is in our core essence as human beings. Why do people resist it? It is beyond me. I find vulnerability healthy. Not only healthy, it’s beautiful. Part of it maybe because I like real people and real people have insecurities, real people have emotions and weaknesses. It’s okay…

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25 #ConfidentGirl Quotes

There is nothing better than looking in the mirror and loving every inch of your reflection. Here are 25 quotes to those seeking to find their confident selves today. Part of improving your mental health, is improving the way you feel about yourself.  Love it, Spread it.  Work the world like a runway…

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A ‘Life’ Story At A Mental Hospital: Little Did We know We Weren’t Falling In Love, We Were Falling In ‘Life’

The day I arrived at the mental facility, the last thing I thought was ‘I wonder if there are any cute guys.”  I don’t think these places have a location status on Tinder.  I can imagine that status, “Hannah is located within 2 miles of you at the local mental hospital.”  However, I did meet a guy, who was very ill at the time,and his scars told his story.  His name was Jared, and we didn’t fall in love with each other, we fell in understanding with one another;two souls destined to meet, to help lift one another from the dirt under which they were so deeply buried.  A type, and kind of a stretch of West Side Story; two kids from separate neighborhoods who were destined to collide right in the middle.  This was our story. Read more