This week is #mentalhealthawareness week (the whole month of May really) and I’m starting a new journal that I think has been long over due.
I have anxiety, depression, PTSD and a chronic invasive sinusitis disease that affects mental health.
It’s not fun peeps. Not for any one who faces it on a day to day basis or even those who have occasional flare ups.
But it’s not the end of the world either- even though it feels like it sometimes.
There’s all the more reason to simply do this:
b e. k I n d.
You don’t what other people face everyday. You might think you do- but you don’t. Majority of the people facing mental health issues are high functioning and may seem normal to you… but there’s a war going on in the inside.
Regardless if you have issues or not- we all get stressed. We all have been stressed. The world has taken a toll on everyone living in it including the animals and nature.
So- be kind ✌🏻
Remember to breathe.
Features here is my anxiety breathing whistle necklace that I wear everyday to remind myself to you guessed it- b r e a t h e.
"She is a mermaid but approach her with caution- her mind swims at depths that most people would drown in."
"I must be a mermaid for I have no fear of depths but a great fear of shallow living." -ANAIS NIN
She would be half the world away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight.
She dreams of the ocean late at night and longs for the wild salt air.
She is water- powerful enough to drown you, soft enough to cleanse you, deep enough to heal you.
Every time I slip into the ocean it's like going home.
I love the rain because I am a mermaid who lives too far away from the sea.
"The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it." -Dee Hock
“Hope” is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words And never stops at all." -EMILY DICKINSON
"A heartbreak isn't always as loud as a bomb exploding. Sometimes, it could be as quiet as a feather falling and the most painful thing is nobody hears it except you."
"Soft feathers cannot make a cruel bird kind." -Munia Khan
"Such is the beauty of unshackled love. It is the beacon that finds lost sheep, the oil that fills virgins lamps, the seed on fertile soil. A heart in chains is a slave to passion; it moves and breathes by the will of the another. But when it is set free, true love abounds for the will of another can never dictate loves free choice."
-Raising Dragons by Bryan Davis
"Love isn't always perfect. It isn't a fairytale or a storybook and it doesn't always come easy. Love is overcoming obstacles, facing challenges, fighting to be together, holding on and never letting go. It is a short word, easy to spell, difficult to define and impossible to live without."
"This curious world we inhabit is more wonderful than convenient; more beautiful than it is useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used."
"We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature." -Henry David Thoreau