healing

How to heal fully and properly.

Starting Over
So it's been a while since I've written anything and there is an extremely legit reason for it. I'm one week away from giving birth and my baby daddy is still an unbelievable deadbeat who wants absolu...
Rachel Jennetti9 hours ago
Hanging On
Everyone’s heard about anxiety, and many people self-diagnose themselves with it just because they’re feeling slightly stressed at the moment. However, there is a clear line between feeling stressed a...
Mel E. Furnish2 days ago
Without Darkness
“Stars can’t shine without darkness,” ~ D.H. Sidebottom, Fragile Truths. If I asked you to think about when you have faced your worst day, worst experience, or worst memory, what would you end the tal...
Hannah Taylor2 days ago
Peace of Mind
Everyone, at one point in their lives, does things that they are not proud of and then later allows it to ruin their peace. When I say everyone, I mean everyone. Take me for example, I have done many ...
Letter to Myself
The hardest thing I had to write is staring me in the face. As ink hits the paper, my heart breaks. I'm starting with life as I knew it back then. I stood my ground then I crumbled. Had no one in my c...
gray peters11 days ago
You Are Not Alone
Within my short, yet excruciatingly long, couple years of high school I have experienced a significant amount of trauma and loss. I know what you're thinking—and no this isn't about the boy who chose ...
The Effects of Poverty on a Teen
The idea of poverty is a social stigma, especially since we are accustomed to living decent lives in our developed countries. When poverty is mentioned, people tend to generate the idea of sad childre...
Nandan Das12 days ago
How to Truly Forgive
Forgiveness is one of the most challenging issues we face in life. It seems easier said than done. And even when we say that we forgive someone, often we're still holding on to some deep resentment. I...
Azeezah Aziz14 days ago
Getting a Cow to Kick the Elephant out the Room
I'll admit, I'm not a fan of emotions or getting in touch with my inner self and if you asked me to talk about how I was really feeling I'd probably ignore you or laugh in your face or both. Depending...
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Sydney Hynson17 days ago
How Surfing Changes Lives
It's almost a scene out of a movie. Maybe it's a guy with long golden hair as he walks out of the water, a surfboard tucked under his arm. He flips his hair as he passes a group of girls who peek at h...
Morgan P. 18 days ago
Grateful
Life is a battle. We want to wrestle to make life work for us, but our life rarely works out how we envision. When I try to hold tight, and control what I want in my life it is a recipe to suffocate i...
Jodi Roberts22 days ago
Forgiveness
Forgiveness, what an unheard of word in today's world of so much senseless and gruel hate. Just reading a newspaper or watching the evening news, you will be bombarded with so many hate-filled stories...
Lesley Neomi22 days ago
Enough
In high school, I went through the hardest time in my life. From going to a school where I didn't fit in to constantly fighting with my mother and almost taking my own life away. My family, my so-call...
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Katie 23 days ago
How to Live Life Deeply, Freely, Passionately
I don’t think one can start living passionately until they truly see their full potential. But some days, it hurts so goddamn bad that you can’t even begin to fathom your worth. Those days you’re focu...
Katie Thurstona month ago
Sticks and Stones and High School Thrones
I've often contemplated writing this piece– well, whatever this piece is going to develop to be– but have always been stopped in my tracks. This is something that I've struggled to talk about for year...
Jessica Jonesa month ago
5 Things I Learnt After Hitting Rock Bottom
Throughout education, I was told what I needed to achieve a good life. I was told in order to be happy I had to achieve high grades so that I can go to university to do a course that's going to get me...
Bekah Deea month ago
6 Ways to Be Kind Today
Every time I turn on the news lately, I get a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. Every time I scroll through my Twitter feed, I feel the despair at the state of the world start to creep into my...
Moises Ibarraa month ago
Made Me Strong
I have a story to tell, of a person who feels like he was born different from everyone else. Who was judged by family. Who was judged by people he didn't even know, while all of his flaws are showing....