Tag Archives: Depression

Introduction

Originally posted on Self-Conscious to Confident:
Hi everybody! My name is Allison and I am a 21-year-old Accounting student that is on a journey from being uncomfortable and self-conscious and insecure in her own skin to a woman who loves herself and her body. I used to be in VERY good shape. When I was… Continue reading

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The Impostor Syndrome

Originally posted on The Paper Oligarch:
Impostor syndrome – [also known as impostor phenomenon, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience] – is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. “Despite external evidence of their competence, those experiencing this phenomenon remain… Continue reading

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Learning to enjoy time alone

Originally posted on Walking on broken glass:
I find this very hard and I crave the company of others. This week is half term, and each one of my plans has fallen through. So I’m currently sat in my local mcdonalds alone trying to enjoy this time. I see benefits of it, I really do.… Continue reading

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Happiness or wellbeing?

Originally posted on David’s Blog:
Are you well? Are you happy? Can you be one without the other? And what is the difference anyway? Kahneman and Riis explain that our sense of happiness is affected by two factors: how positive we feel right now (‘experienced’ happiness) and how positive we feel our life has been… Continue reading

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Not Everyone Wants to Be Happy

Originally posted on Therapy Thoughts:
One of the most common goals people express is their desire to be happy. As Americans, our Declaration of Independence speaks to our  right to the “pursuit of happiness” ie our RIGHT to chase whatever our subjective happiness may be. We have a right to PURSUE happiness but obtaining it… Continue reading

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Feeling Like I’m Disappearing

Originally posted on Diary of an Emotional Wreck:
I wonder if anyone else ever feels this way? Lately, I feel as if I’m losing myself, as if I’ve lost myself. I don’t feel like a person anymore, but the services I perform for my family. I’m a cook, housekeeper, a dishwasher, etc. My husband works… Continue reading

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When Depression Makes You Feel Helpless

Originally posted on The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog:
Depressed & Alone My last depression cycle, which started in January and didn’t end until late February. Despite the feelings that I had to deal with during the cycle, coming out of the fog has really helped me reflect on my feelings during this turbulent time.… Continue reading

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When Everyone Abandons You

Originally posted on The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog:
A realization came to me in mid-December. Someone I was close to, had spoken to almost every day for a year and a half, began ignoring me. It was easy to notice. I stepped away from all social media not wanting to be reminded that I’m… Continue reading

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I Am a Survivor.

Originally posted on Actually i Am.:
Pictured (left to right): 16-year-old me, my brother Freddy, and my half-sister Kathryn When I was 17, my older brother Freddy passed away from cancer at the age of 30. This was one of the last photos he and I took together. The day our little sister was born,… Continue reading

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Anxiety Sucks – we can do this together.

Originally posted on hashtag-mumlife:
Have you ever had an anxiety attack? I have. It’s not a pretty sight. At all! If not, well let me try and explain it to you in the best way I can. Have you ever felt like your head is screaming for you to do something but you can’t physically… Continue reading

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