healing

How to heal fully and properly.

Lauryn Thomasa month ago
Running at Night
Dear Darkness, I'm not afraid anymore. So many more things are triggering my anxiety these days; am I too chubby? Is my face disproportioned? Am I meant to be here? Am I really smart enough for univer...
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Melanie Sa month ago
Chaotic Notes to Myself #1
I always say the things are meant to be and everything that happens, happens for a reason—both good and bad things are what we need in our lives. I believe that the Universe balances them accordingly....
Amelia Rosea month ago
Waves
I always find myself right back here. The home I grew up in is about a three minute drive from the nearest beach with a wide view of Lake Michigan. I drove there all the time for sunset or to dance in...
Moments
I have spent the last two years wishing that things were different, that I was a different person. The moments that have defined me have been the moments when everything overwhelms me, the moments whe...
Eden .a month ago
Beginning Life After Death
If you're like me and have survived a long, agonizing illness... well, let's face it, I'm not going to draw a large audience with that line. If you've faced a huge obstacle in your life and have done ...
Ashly Arbesa month ago
My Other World
There is nothing like that feeling of first seeing those waves. The feeling of awe, that longing to stay forever. The sound that soothes your soul. No therapy session can touch what this place does to...
L M Andersona month ago
The Dust of Our Bones: Pt. 4
It was a frequent stop for me and although I hated it, I was familiar with the routine. How easy it was to stop in after a work errand and grab a drink for a coworker. The corner gas station was not a...
A Kind of Friendship
This is my story of a teenage friendship that only took place on the way to school. Unlikely really given it was thirty minutes a day at the most and it was between the beautiful girl and the plain Ja...
Vivia Leigha month ago
Branded
“What do your tattoos mean to you?” He asked. They mean to remind me of how I’ve overcome. My first tattoo is across my forearm. I got this tattoo with a friend over my birthday. Each tattoo was a bir...
Fighting for Freedom
Today I woke up with this immense feeling of apathy. I felt a lot disconnected from my surrounding; a sense of longing in me for the dream world I woke up from. I sometimes feel as if that's the place...
Michaela Brenhama month ago
How Did I Get Here?
How did I get here? I ask myself this question too often. How did I get to this point in my life? What was the one decision that got me to this point? Well actually that last question is easy. I chose...
Once Upon a Time
Once upon a time, there was a lady that died from breaking her own heart. She was asleep for a long while in the after, dreaming about the very life she left behind her. She dreamt of her life, as if ...
H Sa month ago
Loving Yourself 101
I’ve had a very hard time coming to love myself. I’m an insecure person, I don’t have much confidence in me. No reason, I just do. I’m pretty sure a lot can relate, especially if you’re a teenager. I’...
To Live Is to Suffer
To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche Meaning. Purpose. Suffering. Wanting to end that suffering. Wanting to heal and be consistently happy. ...
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Linda Negrona month ago
Turning Bad Days into Self-discovery Time
From psychologists to life coaches, there are many professionals doing their best to help people living with depression and anxiety. But how effective is their job if the individual doesn't do its par...
Georgia Whitea month ago
The Art of Letting Go
Sometimes we try so hard to avoid certain situations, that we end up in the exact position we've been trying to avoid. Ironic isn't it? I find that whenever my intuition warns me against someone, I be...
You Are a Bad Little Beauty
It was March 2013. I was a single mother of a 3 year-old and 4 month old. I had just gotten us a little, income based apartment. The first home I had provided to my daughter, and now son on my own. My...
Rebecca Fulla month ago
Believe in Yourself
I saw quite a few posts on here about various mental illnesses and things to try if you felt depressed or had anxiety. Let me level with you. It's not going away easy but as I write to you, I am suffe...