Just keep breathing

Just keep breathing…

 

We love this scene and the incredible wisdom it offers for everyone during those times that feel unbearable.

“keep breathing” by Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland in Castaway.

Free for a minute – Creative writing

I realized today,

that perhaps

the best gift

I could ever get

is a few minutes of freedom.

Just a little bit of time,

free of the overwhelming expectations,

rules,

judgements,

bad assumptions,

blame,

or guilt

that occupies,

every minute,

every day,

every night.

 

Freedom to be me as I am.

Freedom to feel like I do.

Freedom to do want I want.

Freedom to say what comes to mind.

Freedom to go wherever I want.

Freedom to be with whoever I want.

Freedom to have my opinion.

Freedom from guilt about things that aren’t my fault.

Freedom from shame for things that happened, things I did and mostly things I didn’t do.

Freedom from false judgement.

Freedom to look like I do.

Freedom to exist.

 

Maybe this is too hard to explain,

how could you ever understand

my desperate want,

maybe need,

to be free

to just be me

as I am,

naturally,

and still,

be accepted,

wanted,

and have a place in the world.

 

Submitted by Julie to be published under, It’s Time To Get Honest, name.

How To Cope During The Worst Moments Of Your Life.

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“Experiencing overwhelming pain doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to sketch new thoughts or paint new memories because pain can be as transformative as the art on a torn canvas.

It can make you appreciate all the small joys you’d never think to relish.

You are forced to remember the things you took for granted, the ones that appeared minuscule, and realize their larger-than-life roles in the grand scheme of things.”

Read more at: Read This During The Worst Moments Of Your Life | ThoughtCatalogue

Coping During Trauma Moments.

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“The truth is, what feels like your crucifixion doesn’t have any quick fixes, only slow movements in a never-ending dance.

Time or words alone can’t always soothe the wounds that can’t be put into language.

Trauma can speak in a foreign tongue and weave its code into every cell – this is the type of pain where the body and the mind both keep the score.

Sometimes the only band-aids you have are platitudes mixed with the raw truth.

Those days where you feel like you won’t survive and the days where you learn you can, and all the beautifully horrific moments in between.”

An edited excerpt from; Read This During The Worst Moments Of Your Life | Thought Catalogue

You Deserve To Be Fucking Loved

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“This morning I woke up and reminded myself that my soul is fucking beautiful, my mind is fucking powerful, my heart is made of fucking gold, and I’ve got so many damn good things going for me that I literally do not need anyone who isn’t going to love me the way that I fucking deserve to be loved.”

Depression Is Pain

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In depression, everything is pain.
Even showers are pain.
Water hitting your skin hurts,
seeing your naked body disgusts.
It’s all pain.

Inspired by the writing of Natasha Tracy and her incredible book, Lost Marbles, which we highly recommend as a must read to everyone who has depression and/or bipolar disorder AND their loved ones.

Hit Me, You Bastard

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“I remember going to one of those group things and another woman shared how she used to wish sometimes that her partner would just shut up and take a swing at her because then she could finally walk out. Cause we all know that hitting and physical abuse is wrong but it can be so damn hard sometimes when you’re stuck in the mess of it all to know if the verbal shit has gone too far. I could really relate to what she was saying.” By Chanty (offered via promise of anonymity)

Rules Of Life ~ Quote

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Rules Of Life:

Go with your gut, it’s always right.

Just do it, don’t hesitate.

Always celebrate the experience no matter the outcome.

~ via Honesty Warrior

Finally There Was Silence ~ Quote

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“Finally, there was silence,

but all I could do is cry.”

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Most People Don’t Know What They’re Talking About…~ Quote

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“If you think about it, most people don’t know what they’re talking about.

It’s all in the presentation!”

~ Honesty Warrior