My Own Stories of Dealing with My Mental Health
When holding on becomes to painful, we often forgot we have the option to release. We only think about how painful it will be after letting go, while ignoring the current pain we are currently experiencing. It is important to remember while we are holding on the pain is indefinite. After letting go, healing can start. The wound cant start to heal, taking the pain with it.
Today, I decided I needed a self-care day. It was a difficult, emotional past few months. I'm finally back in Ohio. Yet, my tension are still quite high. It has been a while since, I had taken some time to myself, alone. It was time I put everyone else on hold. For a few hours, I need to shrug off all my stress, hurt and confusion.
When life gives you lemons, they said you should make lemonade. There are times when the lemons are so tart, it doesn't seem as if they will be enough water or sugar to make the lemonade sweet enough to be enjoyed. This is the exact situation, which brings me back in California.
Waking up with anxiety is not fun. It is even worse when there is a long list of appointment before me. After taking a couple of long, slow deep breaths, I was able to thoughts. At least long enough to formulate a plan to grab some peace before the possible storm.
Over the last few months, I noticed there are a few people I am really down with and a few people who are really down with me. The interesting thing about this, both said not contain the same people. I have changed how I interact with a lot of people; some do not seem to have noticed.
It is almost embarrassing to admit for over three decades, I lived in fear. Even as fear strangled my dreams, my forward progress and even my healing, I would still cling to it. Fear was so familiar, it was cuddling up with a sharp sword.
This Sweet Potato and Lentil soup was surprisingly delicious to me. I am not a big sweet potato fan. My feelings for them are quite ambivalent. Nonetheless, I settled upon this recipe since I was not making the dish for myself.Since moving in with a vegan, the Minimalist Baker has been my top source for many easy vegan meal ideas. This soup one-pot soup did not disappoint. Click here for the original recipe. I have to make a few alterations for the ingredients I did not have on hand, and to utilize the ones I did. For example, I did…