Realizing you’re not alone in your struggle

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When I’m upset I hermit. A lot of us do that. We obsess over our own issues and build them up to be these mountains that we have to climb, and we feel we have to climb them alone. We become haunted by the things that stress us out and isolate ourselves from the people around us because we don’t think they could understand what we’re going through — the very unique burden that we carry — or we don’t want to put that weight on them. They’re fine. They’re happy. Our issues are not relatable. We are the very first to ever experience struggle.

No one? Just me?

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The First Time I Really Felt Self-Love

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On a recent morning, I woke up and noticed I felt happy, which is not such a familiar feeling to me. I usually experience moments of joy directly related to bliss-inducing events but I live somewhere in a melancholic and nostalgic state riddled with anxiety about the future and reflection of the past. Although I’m certain the seed was planted earlier, it wasn’t until my early 20s that I began to experience a sort of self-loathing.

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It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

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The sunken place is real. For me, it looks a lot like paradise but in slow motion. It’s drenched in a cold color palette like in Ozark but with palm trees swaying in the background as if stuck in molasses. I can’t say definitively that I’ve been here before.

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Is The Social Media Wellness World All About Aesthetics?

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Social media is the perfect breeding ground for a good health craze. The number of protein shakes, hair vitamins and tummy teas that we’re exposed to on the daily basis is honestly ridiculous. We have to force ourselves to get past the aesthetics long enough to actually make informed decisions about the products that we consume.

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Knowing When You Need Time to Take Some Time

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Recognize these signs. Acknowledge your thoughts. Now feel the weight of your emotions. Your feelings are valid and they need your attention. Don’t push them away. Or else they will certainly stay. It’s time to take the time to heal.

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