Posts in Mental Health
Stop Denying

Maybe the experiences we have in life that knock us down slowly take away our joy.  Then, if we don’t have the tools to heal ourselves we just keep forging forward without trying to get back to the place that initially made us so happy.  I get so juiced up when people tell me their passions and what their “dream job” or life would look like.  Then, inevitably, just as fast as they have spoken joy, I hear them say “but that will never happen.”  I want to grab a megaphone and shout in their faces “why the hell not?!” Honestly, the only person holding you back from achieving your goals and working your dream job (purpose) is you.  I know this may be painful to hear, but I was in that EXACT situation where I believed I couldn’t make my dreams come true.  The thing is, you have to be ready to stop accepting that your current situation and past does not have to define you, and then admit that living your purpose is not just a possibility but a reality.  It takes a lot of inner work, but one of the ways that I like to start off beginning that work is to "stop denying" and answer some questions about yourself.

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I'm Depressed

Imagine, a small box just slightly bigger than your body, made of shatterproof glass.  You are placed into this box, and the box is sealed up.  You have just enough room to shift your body around slightly, but you can't stand up, and your arms and feet are snug against your core.  But before you were placed into the box, you were given a drink that was designed to make your heart race just fast enough to make you feel sick to your stomach but not entirely break a sweat.  Imagine now that the air in the box is getting thin.  You want to escape the box but you cant, but you can see the fresh, clean air all around you, after all, the box is glass.  Now, you get to sit there as your insides start to burn, and the only thing that you think you can do to escape is crawl out of your own skin.  You feel trapped, you feel helpless, you are out of breath, and there is nothing that you can do.  THIS is anxiety.

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