Depression is hard. It overwhelms. But you can fight back. You’re not powerless. You can combat the negative thoughts running through your head on repeat. Here are Eight Things to Remind Yourself When You’re Depressed.
It seems uncomfortable, even a bit brazen, to stand up and say “It’s not okay, what you’re doing.”
We want to know that what we do makes a difference to someone.
Try doing something for yourself. Take yourself on a date. When life gets busy, it’s good to remind yourself that you’re worth taking the time to reward yourself.
We all have worth. Real, documented, unchangeable worth. If we pay attention to the world, it tells us a different story, doesn't it? In the pages of magazines and on social media, we're told we need to be thin and fit. Or we need to have a big booty that's the current trend. (What happens … Continue reading Where to Find Your Self Worth…and Where Not To
You matter. You simply matter. Your existence in this world isn't accidental. It's not coincidental. Your existence was planned, if not by your parents, by your Creator. I think almost every one of us has those days when we think we could fall off the earth and nobody would notice. I know I've felt that … Continue reading You Matter…Even When You Think You Don’t
Introducing My Tormentor After years of living with him, I think I've finally found a way to quiet down the jerk who plants little seeds of doubt in my brain after almost every single decision I make. The jerk's name is Horace, and he loves to make me doubt myself. When you spend every waking … Continue reading Overcoming Self-Doubt: How To Tune Out Your Inner Tormentor
“In honour of Valentine’s day this upcoming Saturday, Defying Shadows is doing a week on the different valentine shadows that can make this time of year a bit difficult. Today Saima Shams will be sharing her thoughts on Self-Image. Enjoy! ~Nichole” Self-image is the process of entitlement one goes through along life. The body we posses, … Continue reading Self-Image
Today I want to take a chance. Today I want to destroy a common myth that we all seem to fall for from time to time. What you have been diagnosed with and what you struggle with does not define you. In the words of a radio commercial I heard sometime last year, "It doesn't … Continue reading Defining You