Depression wants me to harm myself.
It says, “Isolate.”
“Sleep.” “Starve.” “Binge.” “Hide.”
It says, “Hate yourself.”
It says, “Kill yourself.”
”It says, “Tell everyone you are OK, then come back so I may abuse you further.”
It does not whisper these words; it shouts in my ear.
It claws at me, pulls me under for a time.
I am rallying; I am fighting. I have things to do.
Leave me alone, I am busy.
I have workouts to complete, books to read, cards to send, stories to write, dogs to pet, trees t...
“Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space…If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment”.-Janet Fitch, White Oleander
Is this true? Is loneliness, indeed, “the human condition”? Modern-day psychiatry says no. We are meant to be social creatures and to nurture one another.
I have always been an emotional loner. Throughout my elementary, middle, and high school years, I m...
A few key moments have stayed with me from Disney’s 1942 animated classic Bambi. There’s the gut-wrenching “your-mother-can’t-be-with-you-anymore” scene and the one where Bambi learns his first word, mispronouncing “bird” as “buhd”. As he stammers and stutters toward getting it right, he did what most children experience while learning to talk by demonstrating the hurdles that are part of the speech and language developmental process.
Generally speaking, children develop verbal communication ...
Catastrophizing is also known as cognitive distortion, a persistent, reflexive way of thinking that is unrealistic. It’s always arriving at the worst case scenario with each little hiccup or foreseeable problem.
This kind of false cognition can manifest in both present state and future ideation. So not only do current problems feel insurmountable but future events are anticipated with dread and feared as well. And because catastrophic thinkers become so concerned and anxious about everything ...
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From coarse granules, to liquid drops, and packets of fine powder, various versions of stevia seem to be available just about everywhere these days. If you aren’t familiar with the sweet stuff, here’s a quick run-down:
The stevia plant (stevia rebaudiana) produces sweet-tasting, calorie-free leaves which can be crushed or dried to sweeten foods and beverages naturally. Stevia can replace sugar in TONS of recipes and is perfect for consumption by those watching their sugar intake because it is...
UNPOPULAR OPINION: AspireAssist, The New FDA-Approved Weight-Loss Device, Is Basically Assisted Bulimia
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