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mental health, personal, wellness

You are your own best friend

Stories of rejection and disappointment have become too familiar for you. The more you grow older, the more you realize that you cannot rely on other people to please you or make you happy. External happiness is not the most reliable form of happiness. So, what is? Have you thought about internal happiness? We may not be familiar with your being your own best friend (that may sound kind of cheesy), but your mind, breath, and heart are always with you as long as you are alive. Why not become  ...

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mental health

Feeling overwhelmed

Ever feel overwhelmed? Yup, that’s exactly how I’m feeling right about now. I am a human being and I have feelings. I am choosing to honor this feeling now. I am not pushing it away. I am sitting with the discomfort. I know I’m not the only one who’s feeling this. I know that the feeling will pass. I will be okay. I am okay.

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mental health

A plan of action

As a human being, you are bound to feel frustrated. You may be getting frustrated on a regular basis, but do you realize the feeling? How can you prepare for it? Today I urge you to write down steps to take when you get frustrated. Writing down this list can make you feel better. Having a dog sit on your lap can also help. An example of a plan of action may look like this: 1. Take deep, controlled breaths. Really feel and follow each breath. 2. Take a drink of water. 3. Write down your  ...

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advocacy, mental health

Now

Now is the time to lean in. Now is more important than ever for you to get involved. Now is the time to get outside your comfort zone. Now is the time for you to show up and be heard. Even though you may feel small, inexperienced, or young, you are relevant and important. I know how it feels to be the only young person in the room. I take a deep breath and walk in with my face held high and a smile of confidence. I grab a seat at the table, fix the misspelling of my 13-letter last name, and  ...

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