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To You Who Needs to Hear This - From My Heart to Yours, In 2015, I took the screen out of my 5th floor apartment window, stuck my head outside, and tried to determine if the jump would kill me, or just terribly injure me. I was already in so much pain emotionally, the last thing I wanted to do was injure myself physically. What I wanted was to die. It's now almost 2018, I'm sitting in my bedroom, at my desk, writing to you. You who is currently battling with depression. You who is battling your own mind, day...

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Therapy is one of the most widely misunderstood and misinterpreted practices, and yet, it has the power to be life changing, and absolutely instrumental for growth and healing. I don't know when it happened or why it happened, but somewhere along the way we started to think of therapy in the most stereotypical (and utterly inaccurate) sense. Most people picture therapy like this: You lay on a couch or a low budget futon. The therapist sits in a chair with a clipboard in hand, responding only with the question "And how does that make you feel?" You air out your...

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If you've ever spoken to a doctor about feelings of depression (or anxiety,) one of the very first things they will suggest you try is exercise - which is an absolute nightmare for someone with depression. If you can barely get yourself out of bed, how are you supposed to go to the gym? It's a difficult thing to fathom, and at the time it will seem about as realistic as winning the lottery or going to the moon. But, there's a reason that they suggest it, and I can tell you firsthand that exercise has been instrumental in helping...

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I wake up in the morning, I look in the mirror, and I feel pretty good about what I see. I go on Instagram, I see Instagram "models" and beautiful women everywhere, and instantly I start to doubt myself. They're thinner than me, taller than me, more tanned than me, they have smaller noses, more symmetrical eyebrows - and I almost immediately convince myself that they're far more beautiful than I'll ever be. Cue the self-loathing. Bring on the insecurities. Here comes the self-deprecation. Does this sound familiar to you? Have you ever felt good about yourself, only to instantly...

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Some things about weight loss are pretty obvious; working out, changing your diet, buying new clothes, yadda yadda. However, throughout the course of my weight loss, I soon discovered that there were some things I didn't know to expect - many of which aren't often spoken about. So, let's talk about them now. (Always keep in mind that no two journeys are alike.) IT WILL LIKELY TAKE LONGER THAN YOU HOPE Be steadfast about your goals, but flexible with your timeline. Anyone seeking to lose weight or change their body typically wants it to happen as quickly as possible. When I first set...

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