There is something we all do that is terrible for our mental health. We compare ourselves to others. Some of us do it less than others, but even the best of us still do it. I know I do. Sometimes, I compare myself to people physically around me. I sit Read more
The past month has been an absolute whirlwind. My four-month Remote Year program officially ended on December 1, and I took my last month off work to live it up. I went to Kraków, Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, Wolfsburg, Braunschweig, Münster, Aachen, Köln, and Bruges before finally heading home to the Read more
Thanksgiving in America is this week. It’s a time for family, football, naps, and way too much turkey. While I won’t be having a typical feast this year in Prague, I’ve decided to take some time over the last week to really be thankful for my travel experience over the Read more
Stepping out of your comfort zone might seem unnecessary and crazy, but in reality, it’s exactly what you need to do to build mental resilience and find your happiness.
I really enjoyed my month living in Sofia because it gave me time to focus on myself. There aren’t many must-see things in Sofia so I didn’t feel bad spending a good amount of my time caring for myself.
I work really hard to build up my mental resilience every day. Some days, my resilience is better than others, but overall, I feel like I have a strong foundation to lean on. This World Mental Health Day, I’m sharing six ways to build mental resilience that have helped me.
I want to share one of my experiences with antidepressants and what I learned along the way so you don’t have to go through what I went through. It can be a tough process to find the right medicine for you, but the more you know about what to expect, the easier it will be.
Last time I was in a depressive state, I came home from work and lay down on the floor in my apartment living room. After a half hour of lying there, I decided to take some notes about how I felt. I’m hoping that sharing my notes can help those without depression understand some of what goes through the heads of people who are depressed or even suicidal. Maybe if more people knew what we were thinking in our darkest moments, they could help us in our fight.
Mental illness tricks you into thinking you are not worthy of kindness—even from yourself. That needs to change.
I have to work every single day to be myself and to fight for my dreams, but it helps to write about my journey and to know that I’m not alone. I hope that my story, or one of the other stories out there about mental illness, help people going through the pain of living with an illness that we still know so little about.