New York City is a heck of a place to live—just ask the 8.6 million people who live here! New York City is where the action is. It’s a fast-moving place that is full of opportunities for everyone from investment bankers to artists, and there’s truly no other place like it on Earth.
“Kintsukuroi is the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.” I love this word because it’s so simple, yet so lovely at the same time. I love relating this word back to mental health as well because I think it can describe the healing process beautifully.
Self-care is a bit of a buzzword these days. Most of us don't do enough of it, or else we don't pay enough mindful attention to it. We matter, and we deserve it!
I used to be so confident, or seemingly so…
“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” ~ Carl Jung
Today is #BellLetsTalk Day 2019.
In my book, “Your Mental Health and You,” one of the things I emphasize is the relationship we have with ourselves. One aspect of how we can either strengthen or weaken that relationship is through self care. Especially around the holiday season, we hear self care a lot and there is a good reason for that, self care should be a part of our lives and is vital to every aspect of our well-being. Some days we may need it a little or a lot more self care than other days. Especially during the holiday season or certain life events; this can make self care incredibly difficult at times!
I wouldn’t say that I have depression, though I certainly have more than a few down moments that can stretch out for a few days or even weeks. Times when a smile is just a little too hard and I am grateful for the time I get to be alone.
The term "self-care" has been thrown around a lot this last year, for good and bad reasons. Although some supposed self-care tips seem obvious or useless, it's important to remember that self-care actually is a very essential tool, and you should be making your mental health and well-being a priority.
"The Most Wonderful Time of the Year"? Well actually... no! Not for a lot of people.
In the winter months of my freshman year, I was diagnosed with depression. I had started to self harm and I always had this paranoia that nobody actually liked me and they were all talking behind my back about me. I still struggle with these obstacles in my daily life to this day. I am now a senior in high school, and the symptoms have gotten so much worse.
Closing my eyes, I sit cross-legged on the purple suede cushion, and I wonder, what would she think of me?