Hi! This is my collection of blog post and articles about mental health and personal development. I strive to help others by sharing my own battles with mental illness and my strategies for living with anxiety and depression. Please click on the post you would like to read and off you will go. Enjoy!

 

Mental Health Hacks That Help You Sidetrack Your Negative Thoughts

Mental Health Hacks That Help You Sidetrack Your Negative Thoughts Away From Overwhelming Depression and Anxiety

Being overwhelmed by your depression and anxiety is an inevitable part of living with a mental illness. Here are some mental health hacks that I often use to change my frame of mind. Like when my negative thoughts are getting out of control and nothing I do feels right ...
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Accepting Depression and Anxiety, Because It Is With You Every Day And It Seems To Never Go Away!

I will keep fighting every day and I will not surrender to my depression and anxiety, I can and have accepted that I will have to live with these feelings for the rest my life and it sucks! I have been fighting for the last 20 years and I’m ...
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Oh, How I Love My Great Big Handbag Packed Full Of Depression And Anxiety…

My depression and anxiety are jam-packed into a giant handbag full of all my life’s shit that I drag around with me day after day and I can’t seem to let it go! You too? It can get so fucking heavy. I am getting older and growing tired of dragging ...
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The Secret Recipe For Living With Anxiety And Depression

A Bitter Sweet Pie With Crumbling Topping Keeping your mental health "positive" is so important and I do it through humor, I find ways of coping with my sadness and things that are difficult by putting a fun twist on it. I have been working on my secret recipe ...
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The Realities of Having a Mental Illness that I Wish People Knew

Ok, so this is really a tough subject to talk about, but I think we should. I have noticed that it has been a topic of conversation on TV recently and a positive light has not been shown on the subject, in fact, quite the contrary. Do people really think ...
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Is there a magic pill for depression and anxiety? No! Why the hell not?

I have struggled with this “pain in the ass” illness for as long as I can remember and was officially diagnosed with Clinical Depression and Social Anxiety disorder in my late 20’s. I have talked to many therapists and seen my share of doctors over the years and I ...
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The Epic Battle – Living with Depression and Anxiety – How it Really Feels

The never-ending battle of living with depression and anxiety and the fortress I built to protect myself This is a battle that many of us fight every single day of our lives. It’s hard for so-called “normal” people to understand, especially when they have never felt these feelings before. I ...
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How do you start a new blog, when you are a newbie to blogging?

Do you have so many questions about how to start a blog that it's holding you back from actually taking that first step? You are not alone. The idea of starting a blog sounds so fun but, a little scary too. All you have to do is write something ...
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So you started a blog, what now?

So you have started a blog and you have a couple of posts and probably on a couple of different topics. You have also read articles on how to start a blog but your question is, what are you supposed to do next? i have those very same questions ...
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Blogging about my Etsy shop fail and how it changed everything!

How and why I came to this decision and why you should start a blog! Have you ever wondered if blogging was for you or if you aren’t sure if you’re the blogging type? Well, I am proof that you never know until you try it. You may be born ...
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Improve your outlook on life just by believing that “life is a process, not an event”

So if you start believing this simple phrase “life is a process, not an event” can it change your perspective on everything. Yeah, I think so. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard this phrase but I do remember being so annoyed (ok, pissed off) when someone ...
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Easy To Use Motivational Tips for the Creative Woman Entrepreneur

Easy to use motivational tips that every creative woman should use for a stress-free, organized and productive day! I am not an expert, but these are some of the tips I have learned to help me stay motivated, inspired and organized. These 10 steps may be helpful to you ...
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Overcome your fears and find your self-confidence. You can do anything!

How do we find a way to overcome our fears and find our self-confidence? There are so many things in our lives that cause us to have self-doubt and low self-confidence, that being said, I do know that if we support each other, we can do anything! Fear and self-doubt ...
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How to Avoid Some Common Mistakes New Etsy Shop Owners Make

Here are some common mistakes Etsy shop owners make and how to avoid them. Mistakes are unavoidable, but these may help you avoid the same ones I made. There are so many articles out there on how to do anything Etsy and I have read a lot of them. Everyone ...
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How can I stay positive and not give up on my dreams! Inspire me please!

When things are difficult we are told to stay positive. The question is how do you make that happen. How does one stay positive when you are not seeing or feeling the results of your efforts. I struggle with this every day. Albert Einstein said, “In the middle of difficulty ...
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How to Open an Etsy Shop and the 19 Helpful Lessons I Learned Along the Way!

You may have seen some of these tips before but these are the ones that really helped me the most. I know that during my research I read so many tips I almost over-researched and over-thought everything. I wanted to follow all of them to the point where I tripped ...
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How to Open an Etsy Shop from my Personal Experience!

This is my very own personal journey of opening my first Etsy shop. I want to pass on to you all the knowledge and information that I have learned over the years about how to open an Etsy store or shop. Full disclosure… my first Etsy shop, Miss Thread, where ...
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