wellness

The state of being in great health, and continually striving to attain all of your goals.

Ann Musico2 years ago
Healthy and Healthy for You are Two Different Things
If you were to go on ten different health or weight loss websites, you are likely to find ten different approaches to achieving your goal. One may stress that going vegetarian or vegan is the best die...
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danielle 2 years ago
Why It Is Essential to Have Happiness in Your Life
One thing I have realized over the last couple years is that I let my happiness slip away. I can't tell you exactly how or when I lost it because it went away piece by piece, without even having any c...
Living Under the Shadow of Anxiety
Anxiety, another invisible illness. How can I possibly justify my illness? How can I prove that I have chemical imbalances in my brain? Are they going to believe me, or think I'm too sensitive and str...
Nicky Bennett2 years ago
“Get Over It!”
Get over it. Get over it... Get over it! A simple phrase, but a statement that hurts immensely. There is no sharper knife than when you have experienced something physically or emotionally painful and...
Sarah Sparks2 years ago
Don't Touch Me
I do not like being touched, especially by strangers. I don't like strangers trying to hug me. I'm not even keen on handshakes. I hate it when you are on the bus and the thigh of the person next to yo...
Mikayla Appleby2 years ago
F*ck Anxiety
Anxiety is one of those things where it invades every seemingly normal part of your life and makes it 100x more complicated. Simple tasks at work turn into emotionally stressful situations, easygoing ...
Angels vs. Demons
I've almost made it through another day. I worked around the house like everything was okay. But it's not, and this mask is peeling. I may smile, but I'm not okay. Inside me is a war I can hardly desc...
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Baylee Ence2 years ago
First Things First
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from having anxiety and depression, it’s that life…well, life isn’t always beautiful. There will always be struggles. Some days I can hardly get out of bed. Sometimes...
Who Am I? Am I Who I Want To Be?
Who am I? Am I who I want to be? I was only 4 years old when I lost my parents. What I mean by lost is that I was taken from my parents. For those of you who do not know, I was a foster child. A foste...
Unbreakable Beauty
We've all experienced some sort of traumatic event, or at least know of someone who has had their own. It may have been related to death, divorce, an illness, loss of job, etc. Think now about the fee...
Lauren Gargiulo2 years ago
After The Cure
I grew up with a heart condition. From the ages 12 to 17 I spent my time in waiting rooms, emergency rooms, and laying on my bed unable to speak because of the amount of pain I was in. I was the kid i...
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Katlynn landry2 years ago
The Silent Killer: Quiet BPD
From a young age I knew something was odd about me. I could never quite deal with emotions or distinguish one from another. They all always felt like too much for me to handle. I never expressed this ...
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J.C. Marie2 years ago
Nine Years
When I was around 12 years old, I began experiencing some back pain. Nothing serious, but deep aches and soreness that would hang around for a few hours before disappearing. Always in my lower back, b...
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Wynne DM2 years ago
All I Have Known
A Disclaimer: I am not a nice person. I should explain. I have stopped being a patient person willing to give gentle answers or nudges into the right direction. I'm friendly and open-minded... But I am also unwilling to put up with crap. I am not the last person to feel this way, and I will never stop being the last person to feel this way. I will write in here about... well... everything. My life isn't particularly interesting these days, but I'm a little neurotic, so that might prove amusing. ...
Madawna Bristow2 years ago
Dear Drew
Dear Drew, Like so many women my age (no I am not disclosing that information here), I spent my younger days consumed in agonizing adoration of you. You were the pinnacle of beauty, freedom, daisies a...
Beth Gibbons2 years ago
Why We Need To Stop Looking At Medication Negatively
I have suffered from mental health issues my entire life. In fact, I am certain I suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) even in public school. U...
Expectations
Expectations... We all have them. They're those ideas that float around our mind before being sewn into the soil of our conscious selves. They grow as weeds from this mental earth, strangling our gard...
Casey Rose2 years ago
Making Fun of My Own Trauma
Six days after my 11th birthday, the morning after the Year 6 exams, when my whole class had gone out to an indoor activity thing, (God knows if I can remember the name, not that it matters anymore!) ...