You’re lucky you know that? You could have died. And there’s nothing special or romantic about that. You just would have been gone. ~Julian from One Tree Hill. During my recovery and break from the working world, I made it my personal mission to watch movies... A lot of movies. A lot of black and … Continue reading Join the movement, pass it on… #SuicideIsNOTRomantic.
The following are the top 15 most popular posts published here on Defying Shadows. Let's recap shall we? 15. I'm Fine! We've all seen the meme's on Facebook and Pinterest, the ones that say that if a Woman says she's fine, she is anything but that. Sometimes this is true, and sometimes it is not, … Continue reading Our Top 15 Posts!
Hello Friends! For the past two months, every Monday we have looked at some movies and songs that share the same values and help us defy the shadows. To make room for some new, exciting sections on the blog, we will be discontinuing this section. Instead of posting songs each Monday, we have made a … Continue reading Media Monday Finale!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7K8ZVEmgRg Today's Media Monday is about Britt Nicole's song Stand. This song tells us how we can get through another day even when our pain and fear seems to be taking us down. "I wake up to another day I don't know if I can face All the fears that are strain me down I'm … Continue reading Media Monday: Stand
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj5_FhLaaQQ Today's Media Monday is on The Silver Linings Playbook starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. The story begins as Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) is discharged from a mental health institution, and moves back in with his parents to comply with the release conditions. Pat was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder, and although he is prescribed … Continue reading Media Monday: The Silver linings Playbook
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4omFQJEAAVc Jason Gray shares with Kevin Davis from New Release Tuesday the main message of this song. "This was a song that Jason Ingram and Brandon Heath had started for Brandon's last album but they never completed it. When I started recording for my album, Jason Ingram asked if I wanted to consider finishing writing … Continue reading Media Monday: Good To Be Alive
Today's Media Monday is a song sung by Avril Lavigne called, "Keep Holding On." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzKSn-fkO7M This song reminds us that you are not alone in your fight. There are others out there who will support you, stand by you, or could even be going through what you are going through. "You're not alone Together we … Continue reading Media Monday: Keep Holding On
I recently watched a documentary on bipolar disorder, called Of Two Minds. I found it very interesting and really helped me understand Bipolar Disorder better. (Note: There was a bit of swearing at times, and is not meant for younger audiences.) What is Bipolar Disorder? "Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental illness … Continue reading Media Monday: Of Two Minds
Today's Media Monday we will take a look at a song sung by Christina Perri, called Human. "I can fake a smile I can force a laugh I can dance and play the part If that's what you ask Give you all I am" The verses of the song tell us about how she can … Continue reading Media Monday: Human
Today's Media Monday we will talk about the song “A More Beautiful You” sung by Jonny Diaz. This is one of my favourites for many reasons, but the biggest is the truth this song shares. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ks3R2BwyO0 The song writes to the fourteen year old girl, “I wish that you could see That beauty is within … Continue reading Media Monday: A More Beautiful You