Contentment feels like a deep sigh that flows from my nostrils to my belly button to my toes, ebbing with warmth and kindness towards myself.
I feel a shadow approach while I stare into the sky.
“Got a light?” a deep voice says near my right ear.
We don’t have to be awful to each other. We need to remember that these destructive values have been passed down and projected on us – but we do not need to act on them.
Prozac, Zoloft, Cipralex, Cymbalta, Zyban and beyond — there’s a long list of antidepressants, and an even longer list of people who are on them.
Find joy in simple things.
Tell them they are loved. Tell them to think of one person that they will survive this for. Tell them they can talk to you.
It’s 1:30 pm and the world is ending.
Sometimes, I would message you and you’d leave me on “seen.” Did I say something stupid? Was that inappropriate? Were you done with me now?
It’s not because I’m weak. It’s not because I lack self-respect. And it’s definitely not because I am a victim.
You shouldn’t have to follow people whose posts are irrelevant to you, or who make you feel bad about yourself. Ultimately, being mindful of these kinds of people on your feeds and doing a social media clean-up every few months is helpful for your sanity.