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…

‘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.  …

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…

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…

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… via…

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…