If you want a cheerleader, go to a football game, or join a Facebook echo chamber

Keywords: philosophy , abuse , emotions , lcsw , msw , responsibility , therapist , therapy , validation

These kind of groups are everywhere, on every platform and in every aspect of life. Echo chambers for every possible perspective, political, emotional, societal … like attracts like after all. We run to people who will validate our pain, who will say “yeah, fuck them!” and we will avoid people who have contrasting viewpoints because we see challenges of our viewpoints as personal attacks instead of examining the ideas in a objective way (because emotions are anything but objective). But refusing to be challenged in any way? Where are the catalysts for growth? Of course no one should be berated in a support group and people should be validated … but what happens after the validation of experience?

https://bambooandbananas.org/white-girl-therapy

I realised that we are able to manipulate ourselves, not just into bad habits – even into good ones!

Keywords: Daily Thoughts and Inspirations , happy , inspiration , loveryourself , positivity , selfcare

My past didn’t change but I changed how I look at it. Im still on the other side of the world separated from everyone BUT myself – and that was one of the biggest realisations of my life I guess is that there’s no point in feeling alone because I never am, never was and never will be because I got me. And that’s a gift we all have – we have ourselves, always.

https://lisasimpressions.com/2021/06/02/love-yourself-for-who-you-are

I want to be the reason someone smiles ALL THE TIME!!!

Keywords: crazy , female , mental health , relationships , twenties , you , young adult

I just wanna be happy and I can’t be happy with anyone. I have to be happy with myself first, but it’s soooo difficult because then I just get triggered randomly. I can be doing just fine and be happy and you blink and I’m ripping your head off. I don’t want to do that. Sometimes I feel like a different person, but I’m not a schizophrenic. BPD maybe? Bipolar? Either way, mental disorders are not only hard on everyone but it’s more hard on the person who IS going through it because they can’t control themselves.

https://thelovelyyliz.art.blog/2021/06/02/im-gonna-show-you

I’ve never thought about my life like that unless I was planning a trip

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I feel like a lot of people who have been around me and never encouraged me to be better wanted me to be in this low ass place. And I feel so discouraged by how no one really expressed or saw my potential or told me I was fucking up and doing a disservice to myself. I think I have a lot of potential. I think my capabilities are so beyond where I am. But everyone just let me be .. static.

https://taimarqui.wordpress.com/2021/09/08/dynamic

I have never felt less like myself then I do right now

Keywords: changes , life , mental health , blog , blogging , goals , life changes , obstacles , struggles , writer , writing

I look in the mirror and the person staring back at me is a stranger… a stranger who has no clue what the fuck they’re doing anymore. Everything I was so sure of I’m either unsure of or it’s no longer a part of my life. Things I felt, things I wanted, things I hoped for… all of that has changed. Right now all I want is to get myself and my life back on track… because this chaos is killing me and I can’t be my best self if I’m feeling this way.

https://michellesaulthewordwitch.com/2021/04/14/trying-to-get-my-life-back-on-track

Self acceptance is an important ingredient in healing yourself

Keywords: blogger , canada , daily life , feelings , life style , ontario , self-help , writer , care , explore , healing , health , law of attraction , life , lifestyle , love , meditation , self love , smile , space , thoughts , writing

It’s easy to have opinions about others and dismiss our own behavior patterns. It took me some time to wrap my head around accepting my raw emotions (good or bad) and then recognize the beauty of accepting myself anyway. If we don’t allow ourselves to feel all emotions, we would never understand the power of self acceptance.

https://girlwiththesmile.wordpress.com/2021/03/01/hello-its-me

When our crown is crooked, we need to adjust it ourselves and remember the Queens that we are!

Keywords: find yourself , healing , heartbreak , inner work , life , loss , love yourself , pain , wellbeing

The unf*ckening is when we take our power back-with absolutely no point to prove. It’s deciding the pain no longer serves us and that our truth is all that mattered. That we know in our soul, we gave it everything we had. We were honest about our feelings. We didn’t bury or hide our truth and we had the courage to dig deep, dance with our shadows and do the f*cking hard work to heal.

https://spiritual-queen.com/2021/01/31/the-unfckening

It makes everything that’s happened and everything I’ve thought incredibly real

Keywords: reflection , vulnerability , daring greatly , brene brown , writing , vulnerable , writer , storytelling , lgbtq , trans , authentic , authenticity

Hopefully, by letting myself be seen and by sharing how being who I am has made such a difference in my life, someone can find themselves in my writing, connect with me the way we connect with books, and know that it can be safe and possible to be themselves. It provides them with a little hope, and maybe the strength they need to make it through their present moment, to continue living another day and know that what they’re dreaming of can be a reality. Sometimes I still pinch myself because I can’t believe my dream is real, either.

https://wheretheheartandmindmeet.wordpress.com/2021/01/27/why-i-share-my-writing-even-though-its-terrifying