When the voice in your head says you’re too much to love, know this-
If you can’t hold it together,
The space I hold for you is long and deep and wide.
Throw your arms in a fit.
Run and scream and kick.
You are safe here.
The sound of your rage, even from the depths of your soul,cannot drown out the quiet whisper of my love.
A thousand pieces of shattered glass can be smoothed in the rubbing together that happens with belonging.
To become marbles with unique beauty inside to admire and treasure.
Your past doesn’t scare me.
I see courage that has survived the threat of shame and death.
A child fought a consuming dragon and won by slicing its belly from the inside with a sword of truth that said I WILL LIVE, and she never gave up.
I am not afraid to take your hand. Despight the lying claims of sinister men and beasts, you cannot destroy me with your hate or sadness.
You are not too much for me, my friend.
I am not afraid to sit in the quiet of groans without words or sound
This space I hold can hold the invisible, unthinkable, indescribable ache of silent screaming in a warm blanket, until the shivering subsides.
Breathe. Breathe, dear child, grown child, warrior-survivor.
I am not afraid to wait.
Whether you can feel the warmth of my curves on a couch beside you, or the beat of my heart meets yours somewhere in the cosmos, you have my time and patience.
So don’t be afraid to breathe in the life you deserve.
You cannot damage those you love and who truly love you.
Don’t be afraid of yourself.
What if you could be loved for just being? What if it is safe to stay in an embrace because you are no longer captive, and rest is possible?
I am not afraid to let you answer those questions slowly, a hundred or a thousand times.
Love is the soft wind rustling the tall grass where you lie. Love is the promise to find you when you’re lost. You are not alone.
Woman, fierce and yet so tired from the fight.
Strong, and yet weak from terror and grief.
And the mind’s angry battle against powerlessness,
That has raged a bloody war your against a body that refuses to disappear .
Beautiful woman, amazing strong body, this space in this world belongs to both body and soul. You belong.
I am not afraid afraid of the ocean of tears or the lake of despair
Love is the life ring.
You are still afloat because of your own love. Because you never stop doing good. Your own love is proof.
And also, you are so very loved.
Breathe. Breath in hope. Warm to the lungs, Warmth filling dry bones with life.
If I have reached you,
If this love has made it through the thick darkness to your soft, hidden heart,
Remember I’ve kept my promise to find you, and I don’t leave my friends behind in this war.
I’m not afraid because I know there is a way back to life. Hold on. Hold on. Keep holding on. I am holding on to you.
You are not too much to love, and I will not leave you behind in the ocean or the storm or the cold or the abyss. I will love you here.
And when you are ready. Even if you are still a little afraid or a lot.
We can walk back into the light of life together.
Dear Beloved Friend
Only you are you
Needed and loved in
Going on will be hard but
It matters- you matter
Victory comes slowly
Every breath defies death
Until hope is tangible again
This made me smile today. I’m saving it here, so I can remember it : )
You were born in the clouds
See from great heights
The plans of monsters and man
Stomp your feet and cause an avalanche
A giant can be thwarted when a rock hits its target
Yes you have power
You are your own agent of freedom
With a rage that crushes the beast
Let the mountain crumble
Until it is no more
I woke w a word this morning. Emeritus. A former leader or teacher, who is still given honor. In thinking about this word, I think about who holds the power now. If the leader is no longer in power, then we have the choice as to whether to give honor. If the power that was held were destructive, then I am under no obligation to obey. As I sift through the lies and childhood mechanisms of coping in my own mind, I am finding former leaders. Now I have the choice to bow or turn away. Today I seek and give honor to what is true.
Inside deception reigns w tyrany, it’s laugh haughty and loud. Dark and cold fill the air, but there is not an absence of truth. Even from a distance, and through the thorny facade, the warriors can see the candle in the tower window. Truth is a light that displaces the dark. A tiny triumph until the dawn arrives.
For way too long, it seems almost impossible to penetrate the defenses of the thick and looming walls.
And then the thought comes- the house is not made with tempered glass.
An extensive list of free E-Books (PDF format) of Old Knowledge in the way things were done 100+ years ago.
These books are a testimony of the skills, ingenuity and resolve of our fore fathers. My Fathers motto “It CAN be done!”
All these books are in Public Domain. Author of this list unknown!
Full list go here: https://oldknowledge.rodev.net
Shelter, Housing, Architectural
- Wilderness homes a book of the log cabin (1908)
- The dangers of combustible roof coverings : shingle roofs as conflagration spreaders, being some lessons for the British possessions overseas (1917)
- Architectural hardwood finishing; a practical treatise on modern methods of finishing the wood work of new buildings (1906)
- The American cottage builder a series of designs, plans, and specifications, from $200 to $20,000 Together with warming, ventilation, drainage, painting, and landscape gardening(1854)
- Cottage Houses for Village and Country Homes Together with Complete Plans (1883)
- Cottages and Cottage Life Containing Plans for Country Houses, Adapted (1848)
Cooking & Recipes
- The fireless cook book a manual of the construction and use of appliances for cooking by retained heat with 250 recipes (1913)
- The blue and gold cook book; recipes of quality ([c1912]).pdf
- The Federation cook book; a collection of tested recipes, contributed by the colored women of the State of California ([ca. 1910])
- The progress meatless cook book and valuable recipes and suggestions for cleaning clothing, hats, gloves, house furnishings, walls and woodwork and all kinds of helps for the household ([c1911])
- La cuisine creole a collection of culinary recipes from leading chefs and noted Creole housewives, who have made New Orleans famous for its cuisine (c1885).pdf
- The international cook book; over 3,300 recipes gathered from all over the world, including many never before published in English. With complete ménus of the three meals for every day in the year ([c1906])
- The Laurel health cookery a collection of practical suggestions and recipes for the preparation of non-flesh foods in palatable and attractive ways ().pdf
- Six hundred receipts, worth their weight in gold : including receipts for cooking, making preserves, perfumery, cordials, ice creams, inks, paints, dyes of all kinds, cider, vinegar, wines, spirits, whiskey, brandy, gin, etc., and how to make imitations of all kinds of liquors : together with valuable gauging tables : the collections, testing, and improvements on the receipts extending over a period of thirty years !
- Mrs. Rorer’s diet for the sick; dietetic treating of diseases of the body, what to eat and what to avoid in each case, menus and the proper selection and preparation of recipes, together with a physicians’ ready reference list ([c1914])
- Practical cooking and dinner giving a treatise containing practical instructions in cooking; in the combination and serving of dishes; and in the fashionable modes of entertaining at breakfast, lunch, and dinner (1887)
- Practical flavoring extract maker, a treatise on the manufacture of the principal flavoring extracts, in accordance with the reqiurements of the food laws of the United States (1912).pdf
- Warnes every-day cookery : containing one thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight distinct receipts (1872)
- 300 culinary receipts (1892) 100 ways of cooking eggs, 100 ways of cooking fish, 100 desserts
- One hundred mushroom receipts (1899)
- New receipts for cooking ([c1854])
- The Muskegon cook book of tested receipts, (total abstinence) (1890)
- “Aunt Babette’s” cook book: foreign and domestic receipts for the household (1889)
- The National Cookbook(1866)
- Colonial receipt book: celebrated old receipts used a century ago by Mrs. Goodfellow’s cooking school (1907)
- The universal cook book; a collection of tried and tested home receipts (1909)
- Famous old receipts used a hundred years and more in the kitchens of the North and the South (1908)
- The Mendelssohn club cook book. This book contains 1394 valuable receipts with instructions for cooking and serving them, also menus for social functions (1909)
- What to do with the cold mutton : a book of réchauffés. Together with many other approved receipts for the kitchen of a gentleman of moderate income (1865)
- The cook’s own book : being a complete culinary encyclopedia comprehending all valuable receipts for cooking meat, fish, and fowl : and composing every kind of soup, gravy, pastry, preserves, essences, &c. that have been published or invented during the last twenty years : particularly the very best of those in the Cook’s oracle, Cook’s dicitionary, and other systems of domestic economy : with numerous original receipts and a complete system of confectionery (1832)
- The family save-all. : Supplying excellent dishes for breakfast, dinner and tea, from cold fragments, as well as a large number of new receipts for cooking and preparing all kinds of soups, fish, oysters, terrapins, lobsters, meats, poultry, game, tea cakes, jellies, rolls, preserves, pies, puddings, dessert, cakes, pickles, sauces, etc. With miscellaneous receipts and invaluable hints for economy in every article of household use. (1867)
- Apicius redivivus : or, The cook’s oracle: wherein especially the art of composing soups, sauces, and flavouring essences is made so clear and easy … being six hundred receipts, the result of actual experiments instituted in the kitchen of a physician, for the purpose of composing a culinary code for the rational epicure .. (1817)
- Recipes for the preserving of fruit, vegetables, and meat (1908)
- A practical treatise on the manufacture of vinegar, with special consideration of wood vinegar and other by-products obtained in the destructive distillation of wood; the preparation of acetates. Manufacture of cider and fruit-wines; preservation of fruits and vegetables by canning and evaporation; preparation of fruit-butters, jellies, marmalades, pickles, mustards, etc. Preservation of meat, fish and eggs (1914)
- Secrets of meat curing and sausage making : how to cure hams, shoulders, bacon, corned beef, etc., and how to make all kinds of sausage, etc., and comply with all pure food laws (1922)
- The hog; a treatise on the breeds, management,feeding, and medical treatment of swine; with directions for salting pork and curing bacon and hams (1855)
- Philosophical experiments: containing useful, and necessary instructions for such as undertake long voyages at sea. Shewing how sea-water may be made fresh and wholsome: and how fresh water may be preserv’d sweet. How biscuit, corn, &c. may be secured from the weevel, meggots, and other insects. And flesh preserv’d in hot climates, by salting animals whole. To which is added, an account of several experiments and observations on chalybeate or steel-waters …which were read before the Royal-society, at several of their meetings (1739)
- The London art of cookery and domestic housekeepers’ complete assistant : uniting the principles of elegance, taste, and economy : and adapted to the use of servants, and families of every description Containing every elegant and plain preparation in improved modern cookery – Pickling, potting, salting, collaring, and sousing – The whole art of confectionary, and making of jellies, jams, and creams, and ices – The preparation of sugars, candying, and preserving – Made wines, cordial-waters, and malt-liquors – Bills of fare for each month – Wood-cuts, illustrative of trussing, carving, &c (1811)
I like the encouragement here.
Detoxing the Darkness
Psalm 139New International Version (NIV)
For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.
1 You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.
19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked!
Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
20 They speak of you with evil intent;
your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord,
and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Tips for Journaling for people with a Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
1) Write Daily: As the host personality, make sure to write daily. Ultimately you are in charge and it is important for you to set a good example. Even if you feel that there is nothing exciting or of interest to report, document the facts of the day. This will help get you into the habit of journaling. Also, it might be important to note what comes up for you when you’re bored versus when you’re busy or overwhelmed.
2) Alters’ Writing Requirements: Encourage your alters to write at least two times per week in the journal. It is important to have each alter write at least twice a week to keep track of what is happening in their life. Remember, each alter has something important to contribute that all the other alters can learn from.
3) Record the Date & Time: Recording the date and time will help you simply keep track of what was happening when. This will help you determine if certain alters write at certain times. This will also enable you, the host, to have a better understanding of who is privy to what information.
4) Sign Off: Always leave your name at the end of an entry. This rule should apply to all alters and will help you keep track of who is writing what.
5) Write to An Alter: Both you and your alters should write to each other. Perhaps you have a question that you’d like to ask another alter or want to address something that they have written in an entry. You can also challenge an alter, but be sure to communicate what your intent is in challenging them. Are you trying to help them see a harmful pattern they have? Are you trying to inspire them to accomplish a goal you know they are capable of? In addition, if an alter is not meeting expectations of the system, or they are “slaking off”, call them out on their behavior.
6) Encourage Everyone to Read: You and all of your alters should be reading everyone else’s entries to learn about each other. You might be able to help each other more than you are aware of!
Happy holidays! As a gift to everyone, here is a short comic I drew this year called “Little Ghost”. It’s about being lost and then found. Or finding. Or remembering, appreciating, noticing? Or like letting go and not letting go. Or a reminder that it’s not the end of the world. Reminder not to float away. Reminder to stay a little while. Thoughts that went through my head a lot in the year 2015.
I wrote it on a train ride from somewhere to somewhere and then made some drawings and it took 2 months which seems so short but kinda long for such a short comic, but it’s okay. I finished something this year, so I am proud.
You can also get this in FACNY PRINTED FORM!!!! Here!!
It’s pretty and feels nice.
I hope you like it.
I love this!
Get free or die trying!!! #africanspirituality #africanhistory #blackpeople #powertothepeople #knowledgeofself #newafrikan #truefreedom #blackexcellence #kemet by thesankofashoppe
Reality has been inverted and warped.
You just have to believe a little. I will meet you w the rest.
A friend of mine hates himself because he believes it will destroy all their relationships, despite the fact that his headmates aren’t violent or anything. Please help him out and help him start loving himself again.
The people who leave after you tell them weren’t worth having around anyway. The few dear friends we’ve dared to come out to have colored with my littles, went shopping with my girly girl, and went troublemaking with my dude alter. Our friends have written them letters and bought them presents to fit who they are. Our friends have recognized and acknowledged us each as valid, very real people worth investing in and spending time with. I wouldn’t trade our best friends for the world.
Friends like that are far and few between, but they are 100% worth searching for. Don’t you dare give up.
Healthy relationship thrive as we share more of ourselves w one another. Though I do not experience DID within myself, I have some dear friends who live w DID. This has allowed me to know my friends and be known richly. I am enormously grateful for these relationships!
I was never tortured
But I care
My parents loved me
And I care
No one violated my body or my mind
It has been easy for me to believe
God loves me
I have many good days, good thoughts, excellent moments
I’m not afraid to dream
I’m not a victim
I don’t think like a victim
But I care
Please don’t disqualify my care
I’m the real deal
Because so little has been robbed from me, I have an abundance to give
I don’t disappear for a moment or a day
I am always here
I always care
Each of you matter
Each of you are worthy of great love
And I love
My Jesus sees you
And He’s given me eyes to see
My Jesus hears you
And He’s given me ears to hear
He is not dirty, or absent, or cruel or weak
But He is invisible
So He gives you people who care
And I care
If you let me,
I will care for you
This list is meant for educational purposes and to help aid your recovery. It is *not* meant for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about your mental health, please see a professional.
There are thousands more books and way more topics but this is just to get you started. I tried to stay away from religious books as well as books that focus on one gender over another.
There are only a handful of memoirs because they can be triggering.
ALWAYS USE CAUTION WITH READING MEMOIRS!
- 50 Signs of Mental Illness
- Creativity and Madness
- Family Guide to Mental Health Care
- Holistic Mental Health
- Mental Health, Naturally
- Psychology of Creativity
- Selecting Effective Treatments
- Strong Imagination: Madness, Creativity, and Human Nature
- The Integrated Self
- The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy
Addiction & Substance Abuse:
- 12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone
- Beyond Addiction
- Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy
- Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening
- Overcoming Crystal Meth Addiction
- Opiate Addiction
- Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction
- Powerless No Longer
- Recovery and Renewal
- Quitting Crystal Meth
- Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior
- Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving
- Coping with OCD
- Dying of Embarrassment
- Loving Someone with OCD
- Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts
- The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook
- 50 Shades of Bipolar: Poems and Reflections from a Twisted Mind
- An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Madness and Mood
- Beyond Bipolar
- Bipolar Disorder: Insights for Recovery
- Bipolar Strong
- Break the Bipolar Cycle
- Comes the Darkness, Comes the Light
- Facing Bipolar
- Finding Your Bipolar Muse
- Intense Minds: Through the Eyes of Young People with Bipolar Disorder
- In Two Minds: 50 Short Poems
- I’m Not Crazy Just Bipolar
- Living With Someone Who’s Living With Bipolar Disorder
- Less Than Crazy
- Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder
- Manic Depression and Creativity
- Mind Race
- Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness
- Perfect Chaos
- Preventing Bipolar Relapse
- The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide
- The Bipolar Relationship
- The Tao of Bipolar
- The Natural Medicine Guide to Bipolar Disorder
- Touched with Fire
- Surviving Manic Depression
- Welcome to the Jungle
- When Someone You Love is Bipolar
Depression and Seasonal Affect Disorder:
- How You Can Survive When They’re Depressed
- Not Alone: Stories of Living with Depression
- Positive Options for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- What to Do When Someone You Love is Depressed
- All of Me: How I Learned to Live with the Many Personalities Sharing My Body
- Amongst Ourselves
- Depersonalization: A New Look at a Neglected Syndrome
- Feeling Unreal: Depersonalization Disorder and the Loss of the Self
- Multiple Personality Disorder from the Inside Out
- The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook
- The Stranger in the Mirror
- Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome
- Teaching Children with Down Syndrome About Their Bodies, Boundries, and Sexuality
- The Down Syndrome Transition Handbook
- The Guide to Good Health for Teens & Adults with Down Syndrome
- 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder
- Beating Ana
- Beating Eating Disorders Step by Step
- Binge No More
- Biting Anorexia
- Biting the Hand that Starves You
- Brain Over Binge
- Brave Girl Eating
- Compulsive Exercise and The Eating Disorders
- Decoding Anorexia
- Eating Disorders and The Brain
- Eating Disorders: A Guide to Medical Care and Complications
- Eating Disorders in Sport
- Eating Disorder: Something Deeper
- Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful
- Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating
- Food: The Good Girl’s Drug
- Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder
- Healing Your Hungry Heart
- Mindful Eating
- Next to Nothing
- Nutrition Counseling in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
- Overcoming Binge Eating
- Please Eat
- Regaining Your Self
- The Rules of “Normal” Eating
- Therapy for Eating Disorders
- Reclaiming Yourself from Binge Eating
- Restoring Our Bodies
- Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life
- Stop Eating Your Heart Out
- Telling ED No!
- Essentials of Psychiatric Diagnosis
- Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine
- Mental Health Medications
- Saving Normal
- The Pill Book (15th Edition)
- Unhinged: The Trouble with Psychiatry
Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Sensory Processing Disorders:
- Be Different
- Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome?
- How to Make & Keep Friends
- Look Me in the Eye
- Managing Meltdowns
- Taking Care of Myself
- The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules
- The Autistic Brain
- The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome
- The Out-of-Sync Child
- The Reason I Jump
- Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies
- Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified
- Hard to Love: Understanding and Overcoming Male Borderline Personality Disorder
- I Hate You—Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality
- Lost in the Mirror
- Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder
- Surviving a Borderline Parent
- The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide
- The Everything Guide to Narcissistic Personality Disorder
- The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder
- A Mother’s Climb Out of Darkness
- Bipolar and Pregnant
- The Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book
- The Postpartum Husband
- Understanding Postpartum Psychosis: A Temporary Madness
- Back to Live, Back to Normality
- Cognitive Therapy of Schizophrenia
- Delusional Disorder: Paranoia and Related Illnesses
- Getting Your Life Back Together When You Have Schizeophrenia
- Psychosis, Trauma, and Dissociation
- Stress Fracture: A Memoir of Psychosis
- Surviving Schizophrenia
- The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness
- The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia
- Understanding Paranoia
- ACT Made Simple
- Breaking Free: A Recovery Workbook for Facing Codependence
- Breaking the Cycle: Free Yourself from Sex Addiction, Porn Obsession, and Shame
- Calming the Emotional Storm
- CBT Skills Workbook
- Co-Occuring Disorders Workbook
- Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation
- Depressed and Anxious
- DBT Made Simple
- End Emotional Eating
- Finding Life Beyond Trauma
- Finding Your Voice Through Creativity
- Freedom From Self Harm
- Healing From Post-Traumatic Stress
- Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic Workbook
- Mind-Body Workbook for Anger
- Mind-Body Workbook for Anxiety
- Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD
- Mind-Body Workbook for Stress
- Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder
- Mind Over Mood
- Never Enough: A Recovery Workbook
- Overcoming Bulimia
- Overcoming Crystal Meth Addiction
- Overcoming Paranoid and Suspicious Thoughts
- Overcoming Social Anxiety
- Overcoming Trauma and PTSD
- Overcoming Your Alcohol or Drug Problem
- Rational Recovery
- Reflections: An Eating Disorders Recovery Workbook
- REPAIR Your Life Workbook
- The Addiction Workbook
- The Anorexia Workbook
- The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook
- The Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating Workbook
- The Bipolar II Disorder Workbook
- The Body Image Workbook
- The CBT Toolbox
- The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety
- The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook for Depression
- The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook for Personality Disorders
- The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook
- The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook for Anxiety
- The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook for Bulimia
- The Grief Recovery Handbook
- The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety
- The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction
- The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD
- The OCD Workbook
- The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook
- The PTSD Workbook
- The Sex Addiction Workbook
- The Substance Abuse & Recovery Workbook
- Stopping the Pain
- Stop the Chaos Workbook
- Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse Workbook
- When Panic Attacks
- Banish Your Body Image Theif
- Bouncing Back
- Broken Open
- How to Train a Wild Elephant
- Intuitive Self-Healing
- Mind Whispering
- Radical Acceptance
- The Art of Comforting
- The Book of Qualities
- The Core Journey: Unleash Your Power to Thrive
- The Dancing Self
- The Exercise Balance
- The Mindfulness Solution
- The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion
- The Mind-Made Prison
- The User’s Guide to the Human Mind
- Shut Up, Skinny Bitches!
- Simple Abundance
- You Are A Badass
- Your Body Never Lies
I spent three weeks in a mental hospital and what I discovered there I feel like should be put into words.
we are not who you think we are.
the boy with turrets told the funniest jokes
the girl who raked her nails up and down her skin could create the most exquisite drawings
the girl who abused drugs had the wisest soul
the boy with schizophrenia had the biggest heart
the girl who tried to kill herself told the boy with insomnia stories to help lure him to sleep
the boy who wanted to kill himself had the deepest passion for cooking
the girl with slits and scars all over her body dried my tears and told me I was beautiful
the boy with anger issues gave the warmest hugs
the girl with bulimia told everyone every day that they looked beautiful in their bodies
the boy who was a compulsive liar told us that he wanted us all to get better, and that he was for once telling the truth
the girl who almost drank herself to death stood up for anyone that felt they were feeling bullied
the boy with social anxiety made sure nobody sat alone at meals
we are not who you think we are.
*slams reblog button*
this hit me hard
- Sonder: The realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own.
- Opia: The ambiguous intensity of Looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable.
- Monachopsis: The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.
- Énouement: The bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, but not being able to tell your past self.
- Vellichor: The strange wistfulness of used bookshops.
- Rubatosis: The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat.
- Kenopsia: The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet.
- Mauerbauertraurigkeit: The inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who you really like.
- Jouska: A hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head.
- Chrysalism: The amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.
- Vemödalen: The frustration of photographic something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist.
- Anecdoche: A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening
- Ellipsism: A sadness that you’ll never be able to know how history will turn out.
- Kuebiko: A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence.
- Lachesism: The desire to be struck by disaster – to survive a plane crash, or to lose everything in a fire.
- Exulansis: The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it.
- Adronitis: Frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone.
- Rückkehrunruhe: The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness.
- Nodus Tollens: The realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore.
- Onism: The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time.
- Liberosis: The desire to care less about things.
- Altschmerz: Weariness with the same old issues that you’ve always had – the same boring flaws and anxieties that you’ve been gnawing on for years.
- Occhiolism: The awareness of the smallness of your perspective.
I decided to create a masterpost that would help you with what you are struggling with. Hopefully any of the links below will help you!
Reminder; You’re going to be okay. What you are going through will pass, just remember to breathe.
Here are some distractions to help keep your mind occupied so you aren’t too focused on your thoughts.
- -Draw something
- -This website translates the time into colours.
- -Create your own galaxy.
- -Play flowing.
- -Make a 3D line travel where ever you like.
- -Listen to music.
- -Ocean mood, do nothing for two minutes.
- - 8 hour sleep music.
- -Rainy mood.
- -Coping with nightmares.
- -How to cope with nightmares, 11 steps.
- -Foods that can affect your sleeping, both positive and negatively.
Uncomfortable with silence;
- -Rainy mood.
- -10 hours of rain and thunder.
- -3 hours of rain and thunder.
- -Human heartbeat.
- -Sound of rain on a tin roof.
- -Autumn wind.
- -Rain on a tent
- -Traffic in the rain.
- -Soft traffic.
- -Simply noise.
- -My noise.
- -Rainy cafe.
- -How to stop worrying.
- -Tips to manage anxiety and stress.
- -The 10 best ever anxiety management techniques.
- -Self-help strategies for anxiety.
- -Helping a friend with anxiety.
- -All about worrying.
- -8 myths about anxiety.
Sad, angry and depressed/depression;
- -“I’m always sad”
- -Feeling sad.
- -Going through trauma.
- -“I’m always angry”.
- -Anger management.
- -All about anger.
- -National helplines and websites.
- -Self-help strategies for depression.
- -Dealing with depression at work.
- -Dealing with depression at school.
Isolation and loneliness;
- -Pets and mental health.
- -All about loneliness.
- -“I feel so alone”
- -10 more ideas to help with loneliness.
- -How to deal with loneliness.
- -Alternatives to self-harm and distraction techniques.
- -146 things to do besides self-harm.
- -More alternatives to self-harm.
- -Self-harm alternatives.
- -How to take care of self-harm wounds/injuries.
- -Getting rid of scars.
- -How to help a friend with a drug addiction.
- -What is addiction?
- -All about alcohol and addiction.
- -The facts about drug addiction.
- -Helping a friend with an eating disorder.
- -Eating disorder treatments.
- -Support services for eating disorders.
- -Self-help tips with eating disorders.
- -Eating disorder recovery.
- -Recovering from an eating disorder.
- -100+ reasons to recover.
- -Understanding and managing eating disorders.
Dealing with self-hatred;
- -3 ways to ease self-loathing.
- -How to turn self-hatred into self-compassion.
- -Self-hatred resources.
- -10 step plan to deal with self-hate.
- -International suicide hotlines (1) (2)
- -Preventing suicide.
- -Reasons to stay alive.
- -Dealing with suicidal thoughts and feelings.
- -Coping with suicidal ideation.
- -All about schizophrenia.
- -Helping a person with schizophrenia.
- -Understanding and dealing with schizophrenia.
- -Delusions and hallucinations.
- -Managing your OCD at home.
- -Overcoming OCD.
- -How to cope with OCD.
- -Strategies for dealing with the anxious moments.
Borderline personality disorder;
- -Healthy relationships VS abusive relationships.
- -Emotional abuse
- -Overcoming sexual abuse.
- -Hotlines services.
- -5 ways to escape an abusive relationship.
- -Domestic violence support.
- -Signs of an abusive relationship.
- -What do to if you’re in an abusive relationship.
- -Surviving abuse.
- -What you can do if you’re sexual harassed.
- -Sexual assault support.
- -What to do if you’ve been sexually assaulted or abused.
- -How to stand up against bullying.
- -How to protect yourself when it comes to cyber bullying.
- -How to help stop people bullying you.
Loss and grief;
- -How to cope with a suicide of a loved one.
- -Grieving for a stranger.
- -Common reactions to death.
- -Working through grief.
(Other loss and grief)
- -Seeking help early.
- -All about psychological treatments.
- -Types of help.
- -All about age and confidentiality.
Things you need to remember;
- - Don’t stress about being fixed because you’re not broken.
- -Remember to remind yourself of your accomplishments. Tell yourself that you’re proud of yourself, even if you’re not.
- - This is temporary. You won’t always feel like this.
- -You are not alone.
- -You are enough.
- -You are important.
- -You are worth it.
- -You are strong.
- -You are not a failure,
- -Good people exist.
- -Reaching out shows strength.
- -Don’t listen to the thoughts that are not helping you.
- -Give yourself credit.
- -Don’t be ashamed of your emotions, for the good or bad ones.
- -Treat yourself the same way as you would treat a good friend.
- -Focus on the things you can change.
- -Let go of toxic people.
- -You don’t need to hide, you’re allowed to feel the way you do.
- -Try not to beat yourself up.
- -Something is always happening, you don’t want to miss out on what’s going to happen next.
- -You are not a bother.
- -Your existence is more than your appearance.
- -You are smart.
- -You are loved.
- -You are wanted.
- -You are needed.
- -Better days are coming.
- -Just because your past is dark, doesn’t mean your future isn’t bright.
- -You have more potential than you think.
- - Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.
Please remember to look after yourself and know that you are more than worth it and you deserve to be happy. Keep smiling butterflies x
So now is the time I lose again
Lord, are you pruning the most beautiful branches
I will miss the beautiful flowers
The soft scent of contentment that filled the air
The cut is deep, and the veins ooze
The tree looks bare
Alone in the scorching heat
Alone in the bitter winds
I can’t imagine the new foliage
They say it will be lovely
But everything was lovely before
How can I argue with the Gardner?
There is a time to grieve
“When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.”